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SkillSoft Announces Perspectives 2007 Conference Award Winners

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Henderson, NV, May 2, 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 the winners of its Perspectives 2007 Industry Awards during its annual Perspectives 2007 Conference, being held in Henderson, NV. The annual conference brings together learning professionals and practitioners from various businesses, government agencies and learning institutions to discuss trends within the learning industry and best practices for unlocking the value of learning.

Each year, SkillSoft honors companies for their work and innovation in e-learning in five award categories. The Perspectives 2007 Industry Award Winners, and respective categories, are:

"Each winner truly showcases integrated learning and performance support solutions that deliver maximum benefit to the enterprise a more knowledgeable workforce, optimal customer and client service and improved business performance," said Chuck Moran, President and CEO of SkillSoft. "By implementing the right mix of innovative tools and learning techniques, these organizations have established best-in-class learning environments that not only assist in the development of the workforce, but closely align learning with the strategic priorities and business objectives of the company."

SkillSoft hosts the annual awards program in an effort to recognize organizations and individuals that have made significant contributions within the e-learning industry. The awards submissions were reviewed and voted on by leading e-learning industry influencers from the media and analyst community. For more information about the Perspectives conference and awards program, please 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 14,000 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.

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.

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Donna Keenan Ed Hadley
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