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LYCOS ANNOUNCES THE ONLINE WEDDING OF "BINGO ZONE" LOVE BIRDS, MIKE AND MARY
Couple Falls in Love After Meeting in the Bingo Zone® at Gamesville.com, Users Are Cordially Invited to Join in the Live Online Nuptials and Festivities
WALTHAM, Mass. - June 22, 2000 - Lycos, Inc. (NASDAQ:LCOS), the Internet's leading multi-brand network, today announced the live online wedding of Mike and Mary, devoted gamers and devoted to each other. After meeting in the Bingo Zone of Lycos' Gamesville (http://gamesville.com) nearly four years ago, Mike and Mary carried their online romance offline, and will marry at their home in Virginia Beach, Va., on Saturday, June 24. Giving the bride away will be Gamesville Prizemeister, Josh Yeager.
Mike Richardson, age 50, a field engineer for a medical systems company, and Mary Bucy, age 45, a retired banker, began chatting in the Bingo Zone on Gamesville, the largest online Bingo area in the world, in between light-hearted bingo games. The couple chatted and e-mailed each other for several months and a romance soon blossomed online, but it took almost two years for Mary to build up the courage to finally meet Mike in person. Mary took the first bold step driving five hours from Maryland to meet Mike at his home in Virginia Beach. The couple claims it was love at first sight.
Mary moved to Virginia Beach to be with Mike and they decided earlier this year to get engaged. This will be the second marriage for both. Mary, divorced, is the mother of three grown children, and Mike, a widower, also has three grown kids. The couple's children and grandchildren will be in attendance for their June 24 nuptials, while hundreds of friends and other family members and fellow gamers from Gamesville will join in the live festivities online.
Users can witness Mike and Mary's vows by attending the live online wedding at http://chat.lycos.com/ or by going to the Mike and Mary Wedding Club (http://clubs.lycos.com/). Users can also post well wishes to the happy couple or send electonic greeting cards from http://www.americangreetings.lycos.com.
Following their wedding ceremony and reception, the couple will be leaving for a romantic honeymoon destination sponsored by Lycos Travel (http://travel.lycos.com), World Res and Lycos Gamesville. Mike and Mary will enjoy one week at the beautiful Sonoma Coast Villa in Bodega, Calif., located in Sonoma County, north of San Francisco. Just minutes from scenic Bodega Bay and the Pacific Ocean, the villa is known for its Mediterranean-style splendor.
About Lycos, Inc.
Founded in 1995, Lycos, Inc. is a leading Web media company and owner of the Lycos Network, one of the most visited hubs on the Internet reaching nearly one out of every two U.S. Web users. The Lycos Network is a unified set of Web sites, attracting a diverse audience by offering a variety of services, including leading Web search and navigation resources; Web community and communications services including free homepage building, free Web-based e-mail, clubs, chat, instant messaging; a personalized My Lycos start page; a comprehensive shopping center featuring more than 2,400 merchants; and an assortment of compelling content such as games, music, news, fun and educational information and activities for kids as well as information about investing, technology, entertainment, sports, small business, travel and more. The Lycos Network is composed of Lycos.com, Tripod, WhoWhere, Angelfire, MailCity, HotBot, HotWired, Wired News, Webmonkey, Suck.com, Sonique, Quote, Gamesville and Lycos Zone. Headquartered near Boston in Waltham, Mass., Lycos, Inc. is a global Internet leader with a major presence throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America.
On May 16, Lycos, Inc. entered into a definitive agreement with Terra Networks, S.A. (MC:TRR; NASDAQ:TRRA), a global Internet company and the leading provider of Internet access and interactive content and services to the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking world, under which Terra will acquire Lycos in a stock-for-stock transaction. Upon completion of the transaction, Lycos shareholders will own approximately 37% to 46% of the new company, Terra Lycos. The formation of Terra Lycos is subject to shareholder and regulatory approval.
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