SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549
CURRENT REPORT PURSUANT
TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): March 19, 2010
Spark Networks, Inc.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
|(Commission File Number)||(IRS Employer Identification No.)|
|8383 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 800, Beverly Hills, California||90211|
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices)||(Zip Code)|
(Registrants Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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|Item 8.01.||Other Events|
Attached as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference is a copy of the press release of Spark Networks, Inc. (the Company), dated March 19, 2010, regarding the announcement by the Special Committee of independent directors (the Special Committee) that it completed its selection process of a financial advisor and has retained Piper Jaffray & Co. as its independent financial advisor and the announcement by the Company that L.I.S.T. Incorporated recently filed a purported class action complaint in the Delaware Court of Chancery against the directors of the Company and Great Hill Equity Partners III, LP and Great Hill Partners, LLC.
The information contained herein, including the exhibit attached and incorporated herein by reference, is being furnished and shall not be deemed filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section or Sections 11 and 12(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. The information contained herein and in the accompanying exhibit shall not be incorporated by reference into any filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission made by the Company, whether made before or after the date hereof, regardless of any general incorporation language in such filings.
|Item 9.01.||Financial Statements and Exhibits|
The following Exhibit is furnished as part of this report:
|Press release issued by Spark Networks, Inc., dated March 19, 2010|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|SPARK NETWORKS, INC.|
|Date: March 19, 2010|
/s/ JOSHUA A. KREINBERG
|Name:||Joshua A. Kreinberg|
|Title:||General Counsel and Corporate Secretary|