SEC FORM 3 SEC Form 3
FORM 3 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

INITIAL STATEMENT OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
SHAPIRA JOE Y

(Last) (First) (Middle)
C/O SPARK NETWORKS PLC
8383 WILSHIRE BLVD., SUITE 800

(Street)
BEVERLY HILLS CA 90211

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (Month/Day/Year)
11/15/2005
3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
SPARK NETWORKS PLC [ NONE ]
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
X Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
5. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
X Form filed by One Reporting Person
Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 4) 2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned (Instr. 4) 3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
Ordinary Shares 638,224 D
Ordinary Shares 1,062,415 I By Shapira Family Trust
Ordinary Shares 550,000 I By Shapira Children's Trust
Ordinary Shares 12,000(1) I By Third Party Custodian for Shapira Children
Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Employee Share Option (right to buy) (2) 12/01/2005 Ordinary Shares 2,000,000 1.45(3) D
Employee Share Option (right to buy) (4) 03/01/2012 Ordinary Shares 250,000 10.15(5) D
Explanation of Responses:
1. These shares are held by a third party custodian for the benefit of the reporting person's children. The reporting person disclaims beneficial ownership of these securities, except to the extent of his pecuniary interest, and the filing of this report is not an admission that the reporting person is the beneficial owner of these securities for purposes of Section 16 or for any other purpose.
2. Immediately.
3. The exercise price is 1.67 Euros and was converted to U.S. Dollars using the currency exchange rate in effect on the date of the option grant.
4. Share Option granted under the share option scheme on March 1, 2005 and 1/8 of the shares vest quarterly starting 3 months from the date of grant.
5. The exercise price is 7.70 Euros and was converted to U.S. Dollars using the currency exchange rate in effect on the date of the option grant.
Remarks:
Exhibit List: Exhibit 24 - Power of Attorney
/s/ Gregory Liberman, Attorney-in-Fact 11/15/2005
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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EXHIBIT 24 - POWER OF ATTORNEY

                                POWER OF ATTORNEY

     Know all by these  presents,  that the undersigned  hereby  constitutes and
appoints  each of Gregory R. Liberman and Mark  Thompson,  signing  singly,  the
undersigned's true and lawful attorney-in-fact to:

         (1) execute for and on behalf of the undersigned, in the undersigned's
         capacity as a director of Spark Network plc (the "Company"), Form ID
         application for Edgar access codes and Forms 3, 4, and 5 in accordance
         with Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the rules
         thereunder;

     (2) do and  perform  any and all acts for and on behalf of the  undersigned
     which may be  necessary  or desirable to complete and execute any such Form
     ID and Form 3, 4, or 5,  complete and execute any  amendment or  amendments
     thereto,  and timely file such form with the United States  Securities  and
     Exchange Commission and any stock exchange or similar authority; and

     (3) take any other action of any type  whatsoever  in  connection  with the
     foregoing which, in the opinion of such attorney-in-fact, may be of benefit
     to, in the best interest of, or legally  required by, the  undersigned,  it
     being understood that the documents  executed by such  attorney-in-fact  on
     behalf of the  undersigned  pursuant to this Power of Attorney
  shall be in
     such  form  and  shall   contain   such  terms  and   conditions   as  such
     attorney-in-fact may approve in such attorney-in-fact's discretion.

The  undersigned  hereby  grants to each such  attorney-in-fact  full  power and
authority  to do and perform any and every act and thing  whatsoever  requisite,
necessary,  or proper to be done in the exercise of any of the rights and powers
herein granted, as fully to all intents and purposes as the undersigned might or
could do if personally  present,  with full power of substitution or revocation,
hereby  ratifying  and  confirming  all  that  such  attorney-in-fact,  or  such
attorney-in-fact's  substitute or substitutes,  shall lawfully do or cause to be
done by virtue of this  power of  attorney  and the  rights  and  powers  herein
granted. The undersigned acknowledges that the foregoing  attorneys-in-fact,  in
serving in such  capacity at the request of the  undersigned,  are not assuming,
nor is the Company assuming, any of the undersigned's responsibilities to comply
with Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

     This Power of  Attorney  shall  remain in full  force and effect  until the
undersigned is no longer  required to file Forms 3, 4, and 5 with respect to the
undersigned's  holdings of and transactions in securities issued by the Company,
unless earlier revoked by the  undersigned in a signed writing  delivered to the
foregoing attorneys-in-fact.

     IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has caused this Power of Attorney to be
executed as of this 20TH day of April, 2005. /s/ Joe Shapira Signature


/s/ Joe Shapira
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Joe Shapira
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