Spark Networks Reschedules Stockholder Meeting to Allow Additional Time for Discussions With Certain Stockholders

LOS ANGELES – June 16, 2014 – Spark Networks, Inc. (NYSE MKT: LOV) (the “Company” or “Spark”), a leader in creating niche-focused brands that build and strengthen the communities they serve, today announced that the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”) has rescheduled the Company’s 2014 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”) to be held on Friday, June 27, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time at 333 South Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90071.  The record date for the Annual Meeting has not changed.  The Annual Meeting was originally scheduled to be held at 9:00 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time on Wednesday, June 18, 2014.  The Board postponed the Annual Meeting to allow additional time for discussions with certain of the Company’s stockholders.

 
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About Spark Networks, Inc.:
The Spark Networks portfolio of consumer Web sites includes, among others, JDate®.com (www.jdate.com), ChristianMingle®.com (www.christianmingle.com), Spark®.com (www.spark.com), BlackSingles.com® (www.blacksingles.com), and SilverSingles®.com (www.silversingles.com).

 
Additional Information and Where to Find It
Spark, its directors and certain of its executive officers and employees are considered to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from stockholders in connection with the matters to be presented at Spark’s 2014 Annual Meeting. On April 30, 2014, Spark filed a definitive proxy statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) in connection with the solicitation of proxies from its stockholders and has mailed its proxy statement to stockholders along with a WHITE PROXY CARD. SPARK NETWORKS, INC. STOCKHOLDERS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO READ THE DEFINITIVE PROXY STATEMENT AND ACCOMPANYING WHITE PROXY CARD, ANY AMENDMENTS OR SUPPLEMENTS THERETO AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS THAT THE COMPANY MAY FILE WITH THE SEC WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN OR WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION. Additional information regarding the identity of participants, and their direct or indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, is set forth in the definitive proxy statement filed by the Company with the SEC in connection with the Company’s 2014 Annual Meeting. Stockholders may obtain the definitive proxy statement and any other documents filed by the Company with the SEC in connection with the 2014 Annual Meeting free of charge at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov, at the Company’s website at www.spark.net, or by writing to Spark Networks, Inc. at 11150 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 600, Los Angeles, CA 90025, or by contacting Georgeson Inc. at 888-293-6812 or sparknetworks@georgeson.com.

 
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The Abernathy MacGregor Group
Tom Johnson, 212-371-5999
Ian Campbell or Amy Feng, 213-630-6550

 
Georgeson Inc.
Bill Fiske, 201-222-4250
Steven Pantina, 201-222-4229