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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
FORM 8-K
CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): June 1, 2022
Spark Networks SE
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Germany   001-38252   N/A
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
 
(Commission
File Number)
 
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
Kohlfurter Straße 41/43
Berlin Germany 10999
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (+49) 30 868000
N/A
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each class Trading symbol Name of each exchange on which registered
American Depository Shares each representing one-tenth of an ordinary share LOV
The Nasdaq Stock Market, LLC
Ordinary shares, €1.00 nominal value per share*
* Not for trading purposes, but only in connection with the registration of American Depository Shares pursuant to the requirements of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
Emerging growth company ☒
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐



Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

On June 1, 2022, Spark Networks SE (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing that the Company has initiated an exploration of strategic alternatives and will consider a wide range of options for the Company, including a potential sale, merger or other strategic transaction, and continuing to operate as a public, independent company. A copy of the press release is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and incorporated herein by reference.

The information set forth in Item 7.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K and in the attached Exhibit 99.1 is deemed to be “furnished” and shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section. The information set forth in Item 7.01 of this Current Report on Form 8-K, including Exhibit 99.1, shall not be deemed incorporated by reference into any filing under the Exchange Act or the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) regardless of any general incorporation language in such filing.

Forward-Looking Statements

This Current Report on Form 8-K and the press release incorporate herein by reference may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Exchange Act. Forward-looking statements generally relate to future events or our future financial or operating performance. Forward-looking statements may contain words such as “believes,” “hopes,” “intends,” “estimates,” “expects,” “projects,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “guides,” and variations thereof or similar expressions, and include the assumptions that underlie such statements. These forward-looking statements include statements regarding the Company’s exploration of strategic alternatives, the Company’s plans to consider a wide range of options including a potential sale, merger or other strategic transaction, and continuing to operate as a public, independent company, the Company being well-positioned to return to sustainable revenue growth, and the Company’s belief that now is an opportune time to explore a range of potential strategic alternatives. The Company’s expectations and beliefs regarding these matters may not materialize, and actual results in future periods are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected.

The forward-looking statements contained in this Current Report on Form 8-K and the press release incorporate herein by reference are also subject to other risks and uncertainties, including the risk that the Company may not identify one or more strategic alternatives or ultimately pursue a strategic alternative, the risk that the Company’s exploration of strategic alternatives or the public announcement thereof may be disruptive to the Company’s business operations or cause the Company’s stock price to fluctuate significantly, the risk that the Company's exploration of strategic alternatives may be time consuming and involve the dedication of significant resources and may require the Company to incur significant costs and expenses, the risk that the Company’s exploration of strategic alternatives could divert the attention of the Company’s management and its board of directors from the existing business operations, negatively impact the Company’s ability to attract, retain and motivate key employees, and expose the Company to potential litigation in connection with the process of exploring strategic alternatives or any resulting transaction, among other risks and uncertainties, as well as those factors more fully described in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), including the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2021, under the heading “Risk Factors,” and other documents of the Company filed, or to be filed, with the SEC. If any of these risks materialize or our assumptions prove incorrect, actual results could differ materially from the results implied by these forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements in this Current Report on Form 8-K and the press release incorporated herein by reference are based on information available to the Company as of the date hereof, and the Company disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, except as required by law. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing the Company’s assessments as of any date subsequent to the date of this Current Report on Form 8-K. Accordingly, undue reliance should not be placed upon the forward-looking statements.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d) Exhibits

Exhibit No.
Description
99.1
104
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SIGNATURES
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 SE
Dated: June 1, 2022
By: /s/ Frederic Beckley
  Frederic Beckley
  General Counsel & Chief Administrative Officer

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