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Skillsoft Introduces Direct Sales Presence to Bring its World Class Elearning Services to More Indian Enterprises

SYDNEY, Australia (5 August 2008) - SkillSoft Asia Pacific - a division of SkillSoft PLC (Nasdaq: SKIL) has recently established a direct sales and support presence in India to offer Indian enterprises its world-class e-learning solutions and services. With close to a decade's experience in the India market, SkillSoft has established itself as a preferred e-learning partner of global India-based enterprises in the information technology and business process outsourcing sectors.

SkillSoft PLC is a leading global provider of e-learning and performance support solutions for enterprises and governments. In India, SkillSoft's solutions are used by corporations such as HCL Technologies Ltd., a global systems information technology corporation.

With local market sales and service support structures in key cities such as Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi and Hyderabad, SkillSoft is poised to support the growth of India's enterprises with its top-class e-learning services.

India enterprises will have available directly from SkillSoft a wide spectrum of top-class solutions and services to choose from, including SkillSoft's award-winning IT Course Collection, Business Skills Course Collection and KnowledgeCenters. These products were lauded by the respected U.S-based Elearning! Magazine as being "best-in-class".

According to a 2007 report by information technology research firm Gartner, India is seen as one of the fastest growing global markets. Such growth will create new challenges for many Indian enterprises, and SkillSoft's products and services can assist them in their efforts to develop, create and implement the strategic initiatives required to meet these challenges.

"Growth trends in Asia suggest that there will be a higher demand for quality learning and human resource improvements, especially in India," said Mr Glenn Nott, Vice President and Managing Director of SkillSoft Asia Pacific. "Considering the size of the Indian enterprise market - and more importantly, the high interest we're hearing from India enterprises in e-learning - the SkillSoft team is ready to support the growing enterprise needs in this exciting market."

About SkillSoft Asia Pacific ("Skillsoft AP")

SkillSoft Asia Pacific, headquartered in Sydney Australia, is a division of 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. SkillSoft enables business organisations to maximise business performance through a combination of comprehensive e-learning content, online information resources, flexible learning technologies and support services.