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Jiayuan Announces Appointment of Rose Gong as Non-executive Co-Chairman

BEIJING, Dec. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- International Ltd. ("Jiayuan" or "the Company") (NASDAQ: DATE), operator of the largest online dating platform in China, today announced that its board of directors has approved the appointment of Ms. Haiyan ("Rose") Gong as non-executive co-Chairman, alongside Jiayuan's existing Chairman Mr. Yongqiang Qian, effective from Monday, December 24th, 2012. As of that date, Ms. Gong will no longer hold the position of co-CEO of Jiayuan.

The company also announced that Mr. Linguang Wu, who currently serves as co-CEO of Jiayuan, has been appointed as a director of the board, effective immediately.

Mr. Yongqiang Qian, Chairman of the board of directors of Jiayuan, commented, "As a pioneer of online dating in China, over the past decade Rose has helped innumerable singles find love and, in the process, established Jiayuan as China's undisputed industry leader.  Due to Rose's efforts, today Jiayuan enjoys a widely recognized brand and reputation for quality and innovation. Looking ahead, Rose will focus on guiding Jiayuan's long-term strategic direction while Linguang will continue to lead the company's day-to-day management and operations."

"I am honored to accept this new assignment and would like to thank Yongqiang and the other board members for giving me this opportunity," said Ms. Rose Gong, founder and non-executive co-Chairman of Jiayuan. "Building on our solid industry leadership, I look forward to helping drive the future development of Jiayuan and to strengthening the company's position for the next stage of our growth. I am confident that Jiayuan will have a prosperous future as we maintain our focus on providing the best online and mobile platforms to help marriage-minded singles find love."

About Jiayuan International Ltd. ("Jiayuan") (NASDAQ: DATE) operates the largest online dating platform in China. Jiayuan is committed to providing a trusted, effective, and user-focused online dating platform that addresses the dating and marriage needs of China's rapidly growing urban singles population. According to iResearch, ranked first in terms of number of unique visitors and time spent among all online dating websites in China in 2011. Every two of Jiayuan's American Depositary Shares represent three ordinary shares.

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