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Skillsoft Announces Acquisition of Vodeclic

Digital Skills Video Solution Includes 25,000+ How-To Videos in Six Languages

DUBLIN, IRELAND AND NASHUA, N.H., May 7, 2015 Skillsoft Limited ("Skillsoft"), a global leader in learning and talent management, has completed the acquisition of Vodeclic SAS, a leading provider of new generation video courses, through its indirect subsidiary Skillsoft France SARL. Vodeclic solutions help companies, universities, and professionals improve skills proficiency with the growing number of digital productivity applications used daily on the job, on the go, and on mobile devices of all types. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Founded in 2007 and based in Paris, Vodeclic delivers its library of more than 25,000 short, highly engaging video tutorials via a purpose-built and easy-to-navigate cloud-based platform. Vodeclic's content covers a broad range of highly sought after subjects for today's digital professionals, ranging from Office 365, Excel, Prezi, and Photoshop, to Evernote, Salesforce, and Google Apps, and features an optimized production model that enables rapid release of new video courses to keep users current with the ever-evolving landscape of productivity applications. The company offers both its platform and its content in six different languages, ideal for organizations that need to provide consistent and high quality training to global audiences in the most widely used languages.

Vodeclic's platform offers a variety of innovative features including:

"Vodeclic is a natural complement to our existing portfolio of proven learning solutions as organizations look to address the daily needs and questions of learners via a seamless, on-demand platform," said Skillsoft CEO Chuck Moran. "We know that no two people learn in the same way, and Vodeclic's purpose-built video solution provides yet another option for organizations large and small looking to accelerate higher levels of digital skills proficiency."

"We look forward to joining the Skillsoft family," said Vodeclic Co-founder and CEO Xavier Sillon. "I am excited about what we, together, can offer to our customers when we pair our user-friendly multilingual platform with Skillsoft's proven track record of helping organizations meet their performance objectives."

The addition of Vodeclic's content and intuitive, on-demand platform will provide additional choices for customers looking to provide training and on-going performance support to their learners in all areas of an organization. The Vodeclic solution will leverage Skillsoft's expertise in instructional design and include integrated assessments for each video course which provides targeted insight into learners' skill gaps as well as recommended areas for development.

"Sustainable organizational growth often depends on the successful implementation of engaging world-class learning programs that improve organizational agility. Vodeclic's on-demand learning solution further strengthens our position as a leader in global talent development and helps our customers better adapt to the unique needs of today's learner. We find this solution to be a particularly good fit for organizations large and small seeking an agile approach to complement formal employee development programs," said John Ambrose, Skillsoft Senior Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development.

About Skillsoft

Skillsoft is a pioneer in the fields of learning and talent management with a long history of innovation. Skillsoft provides cloud-based learning solutions for its customers worldwide, ranging from global enterprises, government, and education to mid-sized and small businesses. Skillsoft's customer support teams draw on a wealth of in-house experience, flexible delivery platforms and a comprehensive learning e-library to develop off-the-shelf and custom learning programs tailored to cost-effectively meet customer needs. Skillsoft's courses, books and videos have been developed by industry leading learning experts to ensure that they maximize business skills, performance, and talent development.

Skillsoft currently serves over 6,000 customers and more than 19,000,000 learners around the world. Skillsoft is on the web at http://www.Skillsoft.com.

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About Vodeclic

Vodeclic is an enterprise learning solution for desktop and collaborative skills. With over 25,000 how-to videos in six languages (English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Mandarin Chinese), Vodeclic is a cloud-based solution designed to help users enhance their digital, internet and collaborative skills. The solution features courses and learning tools for all users, as well as business analytics and APIs for enterprise customers, from SMB to Fortune 500.

Vodeclic is on the web at http://www.vodeclic.com

Contact:

Wendy Werve
Corporate Communications, Skillsoft
(703) 622-3605
wendy_werve@skillsoft.com