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Elearning provider Expands Further in Australia with Blue Chip Clients

25 June 2008

With two decades of experience and commitment to corporate training within Australia, SkillSoft has established and maintained strong, long-term online training relationships with 35 percent of Australia's largest 100 public companies.

With tens of thousands of employees ranging in seniority from administrative assistants to CEOs using SkillSoft's online learning resources, companies such as BP and Telstra are giving their staff desktop access to one of the world's largest collection of online educational resources.

Ranked eighth in the BRW 100 by revenue, Telstra has drawn on SkillSoft's expertise for more than eight years, with St George Bank embracing SkillSoft for their IT professional, customer service and leadership development needs.

From banking, mining, retail, telecommunications and insurance, the strength of SkillSoft's resume reflects the company's determination and commitment to creating cutting-edge e-learning information packages that complement and add value to the corporations with whom they work.

According to Mr. Glenn Nott, Managing Director of SkillSoft Asia Pacific, the strong alliances we build with blue chip companies such as ING Australia, Suncorp and Linfox has made a positive impact on their businesses nationwide. Engaging our clients' workforces is critical and SkillSoft has a significant role to play.

"SkillSoft has played a key role for many company success stories worldwide and our strong presence in the Australian business community may act as a catalyst for other companies to inject e-learning into their workforce culture," he said.

According to Ms Maryanne Puli, Sales Director of Australia and New Zealand, SkillSoft Asia Pacific, SkillSoft is equally accessible to companies that have a turnover of $55 billion to a small suburban business.

"It is very satisfying to see SkillSoft play a significant role in Australia's flagship companies as it is to bear witness to smaller, thriving companies that appreciate that knowledge is power," she said.

About SkillSoft Asia Pacific ("Skillsoft AP")

SkillSoft Asia Pacific, headquartered in Sydney Australia, is a division of SkillSoft PLC (Nasdaq: SKIL). 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.