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SkillSoft Announces Appointment of William Boyce to its Board of Directors

NASHUA, N.H., March 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SkillSoft PLC (Nasdaq: SKIL), a leading SaaS provider of on-demand e-learning and performance support solutions for global enterprises, government, education and small- to medium-sized businesses, is pleased to announce the appointment of William Boyce to its Board of Directors.

Mr. Boyce was a founding partner of Highland Capital Partners, a venture capital firm, where he was responsible for that firm's investments in telecommunication and telecommunication software companies. During his time with Highland, Mr. Boyce served on the Board of Directors of a number of software and technology-related companies in the Highland portfolio. In 1993, Mr. Boyce retired from Highland to raise his family and has been an active private investor since that time. Prior to founding Highland, Mr. Boyce was an early investor and cellular system operator through a joint venture with Continental Cablevision, and was one of the original board members of the Cellular Telephone Industry Association (CTIA), helping establish and shape the cellular telephone industry. Mr. Boyce also served as Vice President and a corporate officer of Affiliated Publication, where he was responsible for that company's initial investment in McCaw Communications. Mr. Boyce is a graduate of Merrimack College and The Harvard Business School.

Mr. Boyce's vision and wide-ranging business experience will add depth to the SkillSoft Board of Directors and will be valuable in developing the Company's overall strategic initiatives.

About SkillSoft

SkillSoft PLC (Nasdaq: SKIL) is a leading SaaS provider of on-demand e-learning and performance support solutions for global enterprises, government, education and small to medium-sized businesses. SkillSoft enables business organizations to maximize business performance through a combination of comprehensive e- learning content, online information resources, flexible learning technologies, and support services.

Content offerings include business, IT, desktop, compliance and consumer/SMB courseware collections, as well as complementary content assets such as Leadership Development Channel video products, KnowledgeCenter(TM) portals, virtual instructor-led training services, and online mentoring services. SkillSoft's Books24x7(R) product offering includes access to more than 20,000 digitized IT and business books, as well as book summaries and executive reports. Technology offerings include the SkillPort(R) learning management system, Search-and-Learn(R), SkillSoft(R) Dialogue(TM), and virtual classroom.

SkillSoft courseware content described herein is for information purposes only and is subject to change without notice. SkillSoft has no obligation or commitment to develop or deliver any future release, upgrade, feature, enhancement or function described in this press release except as specifically set forth in a written agreement.

SkillSoft, the SkillSoft logo, SkillPort, Search-and-Learn, SkillChoice, Books24x7, ITPro, BusinessPro, OfficeEssentials, GovEssentials, EngineeringPro, FinancePro, AnalystPerspectives, ExecSummaries, ExecBlueprints, Express Guide and Dialogue are trademarks or registered trademarks of SkillSoft PLC in the United States and certain other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners and countries.

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