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Los Angeles, January 14th, 2004 - MatchNet plc (MHJG: Frankfurt Stock Exchange - Prime Standard), one of the largest providers of online personals worldwide, announced the closing of a capital raise to support the announced acquisition of a jewish competitor.
The capital raise of 600,000 shares was placed with the institutional investors Jacob Internet Fund and Fidelity Investments at a price of EUR 4.80 per share. The total of outstanding shares is now 20,587,112 shares.

MatchNet plc expects revenues for fiscal 2004 to be between $65 million and $70 million (USD). MatchNet expects EBITDA for the 2004 fiscal year to be between $12 million and $16 million (USD).

The Company will provide operating highlights for fourth quarter 2003 and discuss current initiatives during a live teleconference on Wednesday, January 14, 2004 at 7:30 a.m. Pacific time (US & Canada), 3:30 p.m. London and 4:30 p.m. Frankfurt time.
Call Title is: "MatchNet Q4 2003 Highlights & Current Initiatives". Toll-Free access number is: (United States): 888-273-9887 International access number is: +1-612-332-0802
For More Information:
Elmar Bob
+ 49 69 74 09 37 88
Elmar@MatchNet.com

Further inquiry note:
Elmar Bob
+ 49 69 74 09 37 88
Elmar@MatchNet.com
Tel: +49(0)69 74093788
FAX: +49 (0) 69 74093787
Email: elmar@matchnet.com

Emittent: MatchNet plc Arndtstrasse 51 DE-60325 Frankfurt Tel: +49(0)69 74093788 FAX: +49 (0) 69 74093787 Email: elmar@matchnet.com WWW: Http://www.matchnet.com ISIN: US5766601042 WKN: 930129 Indizes: Classic All Share, Prime All Share, Prime Standard Börsen: regulated dealing Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse; free trade

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Sprache: Englisch

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