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SkillSoft Receives Guild Research 2007 Platinum Award for Satisfaction Among Large LMS Customers

Guild Members Rank SkillSoft Highest In Vendor Responsiveness, Learning, Implementation and Cost Benefit

NASHUA, N.H., April 3, 2007 -- SkillSoft PLC (Nasdaq: SKIL), a leading provider of e-learning and performance support solutions for global enterprises, government, education and small to medium-sized businesses, today announced that it has received an eLearning Guild Research 2007 Platinum Award. SkillSoft's learning management systems (LMS) SkillPort was recognized in the category of Satisfaction: Large Corporate Learning Management Systems.

eLearning Guild Research presents one Platinum award and up to four Gold awards to the products within a particular category that have received the highest overall satisfaction rating from over 5,000 Guild members. The Satisfaction results for Large Corporate Learning Management Systems were based on the feedback from Guild members with a minimum of 5,000 employees and 5,000 learners. SkillPort received the highest scores for vendor responsiveness, learning/ implementation curve and cost benefit, earning it the highest overall rating and the coveted Platinum award in the category.

"Simplicity, ease-of-use and value have always been fundamental goals behind SkillPort's design," said Jerry Nine, Chief Operating Officer at SkillSoft. "We're pleased with this recognition by the eLearning Guild and its members, as it further validates our mission to provide learners with a quick, uncomplicated gateway to the training and development necessary to unlock their potential and accelerate business performance."

The SkillPort LMS platform enables organizations to leverage multi-modal learning on a global scale, supporting formal and informal learning resources and integrating off-the-shelf and custom content. SkillPort is the platform of choice for hundreds of global organizations based on its ease-of-use, reliability, and economical approach to deploying learning programs.

About SkillSoft

SkillSoft PLC (Nasdaq: SKIL) is a leading provider of e-learning and performance support solutions for global enterprises, government, education and small to medium-sized businesses. SkillSoft enables companies 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 and compliance courseware collections, as well as complementary content assets such as SkillSim(TM) simulations, KnowledgeCenter(TM) portals and online mentoring services. The Books24x7(R) division offers online access to more than 10,000 unabridged IT and business books in its Referenceware(R) collections, as well as book summaries, executive reports and best practices. Technology offerings include the SkillPort(R) learning management system, Search-and-Learn(R), SkillSoft(R) Dialogue(TM) virtual classroom, SkillView(R) competency management software and the Enterprise Learning Connection Suite(TM), a set of platform-neutral modules that can be used to create learning programs tailored to business needs.

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, Ahead of the Learning Curve, SkillPort, Search-and-Learn, SkillChoice, Books24x7, Referenceware, 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.

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