Meetic Launches 4 New Countries in Europe and Strengthens its Position as European No. 1 for On-line Dating

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To consolidate its position as European No. 1 for on-line dating sites (source Nielsen October 2004*), in the coming weeks Meetic will open its site for Poland, Ireland, Greece and Portugal, with the support of its new shareholder AGF Allianz, thus strengthening its leadership before its listing on the stock market, planned for 2005.

Meetic, the specialist in on-line dating, is completing its tour of Europe even before its third birthday, thus consolidating its position as European No. 1 for on-line dating (source Nielsen October 2004*).

The French dating site launched in early 2002 by Marc Simoncini will open up to 4 additional countries in the coming weeks: Poland, Ireland, Greece and Portugal. After achieving the same success in 11 European countries, the dating site Meetic thus continues to develop with the same resources and the same strategy and will now be present in 15 European countries.

"Over the past 3 years, Meetic has proved its ability to develop its model both via the web and the mobile, and to form strategic alliances with numerous major European players in these sectors (Free.fr, Virgilio.it, France Telecom (Voila.fr), M6.fr, TF1.fr, Web.de, Lycos Europe, Yahoo Spain and Yahoo Italy, Bluewin.ch, SFR, Vodafone Germany, Bouygues Telecom, Telefonica (i-mode ©), Lastminute Europe, Eurosport Europe, etc). The advertising campaign launched in mid-November reinforces our strategy and enables us to envisage a 2005 which will meet our objectives and our ambitions," stated Cécile Moulard, Europe Marketing Manager.

Meetic thus confirms its desire for global expansion and its place as European leader in this market, one of the most dynamic on the internet. Once these 4 new countries are on-line, meetic will prepare for its listing on the stock market, planned for 2005.

  • Source: Médiamétrie / NetRatings – Nielsen / NetRatings – all rights reserved by Médiamétrie / NetRatings

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