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Cupid Names Phil Gripton CEO, Effective Dec. 1 - Quick Facts

Cupid plc (CUP.L), the online dating operator, has appointed Phil Gripton as its Chief Executive Officer, effective December 1, 2013. Bill Dobbie remains on the board as a Non-Executive Director.

Phil has been MD of Dating Services for the past year overseeing the evolution of the Dating business and development of the longer term future strategy. Phil was deeply involved in the sale of the Company's "casual assets" and remains active in the subsequent separation activities.

Prior to his tenure at Cupid, Phil was MD of bigmouthmedia and following its acquisition by the leading marketing and technology services agency LBi, he became COO. As COO of LBi, he headed the evolution of the agency with particular focus on the growth of the media business and its integration into the wider group. Phil has held senior leadership positions with technology businesses, including Cable & Wireless, Energis, Parametric Technology Corporation and ICL Fujitsu.

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