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Spark Networks SE Names David Clark Chief Financial Officer

Former Meet Group CFO will bolster LOV executive team and facilitate expansion into social discovery market

BERLIN, June 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Spark Networks SE (NYSE American: LOV), a leading social dating platform for meaningful relationships today announced the appointment of David Clark as Chief Financial Officer, effective August 10th, 2021.

Mr. Clark brings more than 20 years of public company CFO experience to his role at Spark Networks. He currently serves as Chief Financial Officer for Synchronoss Technologies, Inc., a global leader and innovator in cloud, messaging, digital and IoT products.  Prior to Synchronoss, Mr. Clark served as the CFO of The Meet Group, a subsidiary of ParshipMeet Group, a leading provider of interactive dating solutions, including some of the world's largest livestreaming video dating apps. He was the CFO of Nutrisystem from 2007 to 2013. Clark's first CFO role was at Suncom Wireless from 1997 to 2006, where he successfully scaled the company to more than $800 million in revenue, before ultimately merging the company with T-Mobile. He is a graduate of Boston College with a B.S. in Accounting and Economics.

"David brings a wealth of public market experience and strong industry knowledge to our executive team, and we are delighted to welcome him to Spark," said Eric Eichmann, CEO of Spark Networks.  "I am confident that his financial acumen and industry experience will help improve our capital structure and strengthen our financial market presence."

"I am very pleased to join Spark at such an exciting time for the company as it embarks on a new chapter within the rapidly growing social discovery space," said Mr. Clark. "I look forward to working with the entire Spark team to execute Spark's strategic growth plans in social dating for meaningful relationships."

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About Spark Networks SE:
Spark Networks SE is a leading global dating company, listed on the New York Stock Exchange American under the ticker symbol "LOV," with headquarters in Berlin, Germany, and offices in New York and Utah. The Company's widening portfolio of premium and freemium dating apps include Zoosk, EliteSingles, SilverSingles, Christian Mingle, Jdate, and JSwipe, among others. Spark Networks SE in its current form is the result of the merger between Affinitas GmbH and Spark Networks, Inc. in 2017 and the addition of Zoosk, Inc. in 2019. Spark has approximately one million monthly paying subscribers globally.

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