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Frankfurt, 24.05.2004 - Disclosure announcement transmitted by euro adhoc.The issuer is responsible for the content of this announcement.

Frankfurt, 24.05.2004 - Disclosure announcement transmitted by euro adhoc.The issuer is responsible for the content of this announcement.

MatchNet plc The Capital Group Companies take 5,25 percent stake inMatchNetMatchNet to become component of SDAXInvestor Conference Call on the occasion of results 2003 and 1stQuarter 2004

Los Angeles, Mai 24th 2004 - MatchNet plc, aleading provider of online personals, today announced that certainfunds managed by The Capital Group Companies, Inc., a LosAngeles-based equity management firm with approximately USD 500billion under management, have purchased 1.175.000 shares ofMatchNet. Based on MatchNet?s 22.372.692 shares outstanding, CapitalGroup?s share position represents a 5,25 percent stake in thecompany.

MatchNet in SDAXSeparately, MatchNet said that on June 21 the company will become acomponent of the Deutsche Börse?s SDAX small cap index.

Results 2003 und Q1/2004MatchNet will report its results for the first quarter ended March31, 2004 and the fiscal year, ended December 31st, 2003 on Thursday,May 27, 2004. The news release will be followed by an investorconference call available to interested parties at 9:00 a.m. PacificTime (US & Canada) and 6:00 p.m. Frankfurt Time.Call Title: MatchNet First Quarter 2004 Financial Results Toll-Free (United States): +1-877-241-6722International: +1-706-634-2477Interested parties may join the call or listen to the replay thatwill begin approximately three hours after completion of the call andrun for one week.

About MatchNet plc:MatchNet plc is one of the world?s largest providers of online datingservices. MatchNet is traded on the Frankfurt Exchange under thesymbol "MHJG." The Company?s Global Depository Shares trade under thesymbol "MHNZF". The MatchNet network includes AmericanSingles®.com,JDate®.com, JDate.co.il, MatchNet.de, MatchNet.co.uk,MatchNet.com.au, Glimpse.comTM, CollegeLuvTM.com, Date.caTM, andFaceLink®.com. MatchNet was incorporated in England in 1998. Moreinformation is available at www.MatchNet.com

IR Contact:Ken RossTel.: + 1 (323) 658-3010E-Mail: kross@matchnet.com

Elmar BobTel.: +49 (69) 74 09 37 88Fax: +49 (69) 74 09 37 87E-Mail: elmar@matchnet.comURL: http://www.MatchNet.com

Further inquiry note:Elmar BobTel.: +49 (69) 74 09 37 88Fax: +49 (69) 74 09 37 87E-Mail: elmar@matchnet.comTel: +49(0)69 74093788FAX: +49 (0) 69 74093787Email: elmar@matchnet.com

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WKN: 930129ISIN: US5766601042Marktsegment: Classic All Share, Prime All Share, Prime Standard,regulated dealing Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse; free tradeNiedersächsische Börse zu Hannover, Berliner Wertpapierbörse,Bayerische Hamburger Wertpapierbörse, Bremer Wertpapierbörse(BWB), Börse Düsseldorf, Baden-Württembergische Wertpapierbörse

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