Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): May 10, 2021
Spark Networks SE
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Germany 001-38252 N/A
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
Kohlfurter Straße 41/43
Berlin Germany 1099
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (+49) 30 868 000
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading symbolName of each exchange on which registered
American Depository Shares each representing one-tenth of an ordinary shareLOVNYSE American
Ordinary shares, €1.00 nominal value per share*
LOVNYSE American
* Not for trading purposes, but only in connection with the registration of American Depositary Shares pursuant to the requirements of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Item 5.02     Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On May 10, 2021, the Administrative Board of Directors of Spark Networks SE (the “Company”) appointed Yoon Um, the Company’s Global Controller, as the Company’s principal financial officer and principal accounting officer. There is no arrangement or understanding between Ms. Um and any other person pursuant to which she was selected as an officer of the Company, and there is no family relationship between Ms. Um and any of the Company’s other directors or executive officers. Ms. Um, age 38, has been the Company’s Global Controller since November 2020. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Um was a Managing Director at CFGI, an accounting advisory firm from January 2018 to November 2020. Prior to that, Ms. Um was a Senior Manager in the audit practice of Deloitte and Touche LLP serving large multi-national public company clients where she began her career in September 2005. Ms. Um is a Certified Public Accountant and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the Haas School of Business, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.

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.
Dated: May 14, 2021By: /s/ Gitte Bendzulla
 Gitte Bendzulla
 Chief Operating Officer and Chief Legal Officer