Alexandre Lubot Appointed CEO of MEETIC

  Alexandre Lubot Appointed CEO of MEETIC

Business Wire

PARIS -- July 17, 2013

Regulatory News:

MEETIC (Paris:MEET) (MEET - FR0004063097), the European leader in online
dating, today announces the appointment of Alexandre Lubot as CEO of the
MEETIC group and Head of IAC/InterActiveCorp’s Dating Services in Europe.

Since 2011, Alexandre Lubot (40 years old) had been MEETIC’s Chief Marketing
Officer. Under his stewardship, the changes carried out to MEETIC’s services,
the brand positioning in Europe and the launch of numerous innovations
provided impetus to the Company’s organic growth. Before joining MEETIC,
Alexandre Lubot, an ESCP graduate, spent 12 years with US group Procter &
Gamble. He held various operational and strategic marketing positions in
France and abroad before becoming Head of the OTC Pharmaceutical division in
France in 2007.

After spending 9 years running MEETIC and managing all of the Company’s stages
of development, Philippe Chainieux has decided to stand down as CEO and devote
himself to another professional project. Philippe will continue to be a member
of the Board of Directors.

Commenting on this appointment, Greg Blatt, chairman of meetic, said:
“I am very grateful to Philippe for his many years building Meetic, and most
specifically the two years he has served as CEO since IAC acquired a majority
stake. I couldn’t have asked for a better, more strategic and more reliable
partner to engineer Meetic’s turnaround and to drive Meetic’s continued
growth, and I know the company will continue to benefit from his ongoing
service on the Board. I also welcome Alexandre to the position of CEO, where I
know he will carry to his new role the keen insight he has brought to the
business, the brands and the category overall since he joined us two years
ago.”

Philippe Chainieux added:
“I have spent some remarkable years with one of the most innovative and agile
companies in the European Internet sector. I would particularly like to thank
Greg for his support for the various initiatives we have launched that enabled
us to lay the cornerstones of MEETIC’s current development in Europe, as well
as all of the Group’s teams during these years of course.”

Alexandre Lubot concluded:
“MEETIC is the sectorial leader in Europe, and I am very happy to have this
opportunity to lead this Group and its teams at such an important period in
its growth. I am eager to continue renewing and broadening our service offer
by continually remaining on the lookout for opportunities for sectorial
consolidation.”

About Meetic Group, European online dating leader (www.meetic-corp.com):
Meetic manages online dating services, mainly under the meetic, meetic
affinity, match and twoo brands, and markets two highly complementary economic
models on the dating market, one based on internet use, the other on mobile
phones.  From inception, the group has pursued a clear leadership strategy
focusing on quality, innovative marketing and perfect technological expertise.
Meetic works hard to optimise service quality and to satisfy every possible
expectation of its European subscribers. IAC/InterActiveCorp is Meetic’s main
shareholder, with an 81% stake.

    Listed on Euronext Paris - Compartment B of the NYSE Euronext - ISIN:
                                 FR0004063097

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           Results for the first half of 2013 will be published on:
                        31^st July 2013, before market

Contact:

Meetic Group Finance department
Elisabeth Peyraube
or
NewCap.
Financial communication / Media relations
Pierre Laurent
Louis Victor Delouvrier / Nicolas Merigeau
Tél. : 01 44 71 94 94
meetic@newcap.fr
 
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