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SkillSoft Acknowledged With Best of Elearning! Award For 2006

Company’s Business Skills Library Chosen as Winner in Best Soft Skills Content Category

Nashua, NH, January 12, 2007— SkillSoft PLC (Nasdaq: SKIL), a leading provider of e-learning and performance support solutions, repeated honors this year as the winner in the category of Best Soft Skills Content for its Business Skills Library in Elearning! Magazine’s Best of Elearning! 2006 Awards. Elearning! Magazine, the industry trade magazine produced by B2B Media Company, announced the recipients on January 9, 2007. SkillSoft’s Business Skills Library offers over 600 US English courses and over 1750 localized courses of online courses and complementary resources such as SkillSim Business Simulations and Blended Learning Toolkits.

SkillSoft also secured honorable mentions in the Best Compliance Content, Best IT Content, and Best Virtual Classroom categories. Books24x7, a SkillSoft company, was recognized in the Best Leadership Training category for their ExecSuite collection, which combines ExecBlueprints and ExecSummaries, with an exclusive C-level collection created specifically for executives.

"The Best of Elearning! 2006 Awards program is the exclusive readers’ choice awards in the market," reported Catherine Upton, Publisher of Elearning! Magazine. "Approximately 49% of solution buyers report that they rely on peer and word-of-mouth for product information, so it made sense for us to host a formal program sharing what works and why," concluded Upton.

Readers and learning professionals nominated and voted for products and solutions via Elearning! Magazine’s online ballot. All ballots were cast between September 15 and December 15, 2006. Each ballot was reviewed and validated by the editorial team, and all vendor ballots were voided.

“There is no greater honor than to be recognized by the executives and business managers who use our products and services,” said Lee Ritze, Sr. Vice President, Marketing and Corporate Development for SkillSoft. “We are privileged to work with companies around the globe who recognize a need to upgrade employees' soft skills and business knowledge.”

Elearning! Magazine is one product in a family of five media products serving the $50 billion market: Elearning! Magazine, e-zine, Web site and Elearning! E-news and Elearning! Alert. In combination, these brands reach over 750,000 executives, practitioners and professionals all evaluating, deploying or implementing e-learning solutions across their enterprises. Plus, readers, subscribers, advertisers and sponsors are invited to forward content to their peers and constituencies. To learn more about these products, visit:


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™ simulations, KnowledgeCenter™ portals and online mentoring services. The Books24x7® division offers online access to more than 10,000 unabridged IT and business books in its Referenceware® collections, as well as book summaries, executive reports and best practices. Technology offerings include the SkillPort® learning management system, Search-and-Learn®, SkillSoft® Dialogue™ virtual classroom, SkillView® competency management software and the Enterprise Learning Connection Suite™, a set of platform-neutral modules that can be used to create learning programs tailored to business needs.

About Elearning!
Elearning! Magazine, e-zine, Elearning! e-news, Elearning! Alert and Web site are produced by B2B Media Company, a privately held trade publishing and electronic media company. Elearning! brands are produced by B2B Media Company’s trade publishing unit. The custom publishing division offers complete turnkey third-party publishing, production, and fulfillment services. To learn more, visit

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