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SkillSoft Announces Achievement Awards in

Deloitte, Hewlett-Packard, U.S. Air Force, University of Iowa, and MCI Recognized for Innovation and Outstanding Successes in Enterprise Learning

Nashua, NH – April 30, 2004 – SkillSoft PLC (Nasdaq: SKIL), a leading provider of enterprise e-learning, announced the winners of SkillSoft’s annual Excellence in e-Learning Awards on April 21 at the company’s Perspectives conference. Each year, SkillSoft recognizes individuals and organizations that have demonstrated innovation, significant business results, leadership, and other accomplishments in enterprise learning.

The award winners were announced at a special dinner hosted by SkillSoft and presented by SkillSoft executives Jerry Nine, chief operating officer, Chuck Moran, president and CEO, and Greg Priest, chief strategy officer and chairman of the board.

Winners of the 2004 Excellence in e-Learning Awards are:

McCormick and her team established a university-wide e-learning program encompassing approximately 41,000 faculty, staff and students in a tough budgetary climate. E-learning is now linked to key university initiatives such as leadership and management training for university supervisors, HR-related training for faculty and staff, ongoing skill development for IT, performance management consultation, and educational outreach to alumni and diverse Iowa communities.

In response to a variety of business challenges, Edwards and her staff have built a distance learning program to provide timely, quality technical training to MCI employees, with a special focus on MCI’s 10,000 employees involved in operations and technology. Last year, the MCI Technical Training Center offered training programs in MCI systems, safety, networking, DXC, routers/switches, transport, protocols, programming, fiber, power, operating systems and IP technologies – most of which was delivered through televised broadcasts, interactive web broadcasts, and self-paced learning.

“We are proud to recognize the achievements of these SkillSoft clients,” said Jerry Nine. “These organizations truly represent the ‘best of the best’ in enterprise learning and offer the industry outstanding examples of how learning can successfully address business challenges and deliver significant business impact.”

SkillSoft’s Perspectives user conference, held in Orlando from April 21 – 23, was attended by more than 200 client organizations.

About SkillSoft

SkillSoft is a leading provider of comprehensive e-learning content and technology products for business and IT professionals within the Global 2000. SkillSoft’s multi-modal learning solutions support and enhance the speed and effectiveness of both formal and informal learning processes and integrate SkillSoft's in-depth courseware, learning management platform technology and support services.

Content offerings include SkillSoft’s Business Skills Library and IT Skills and Certification Library; ITPro, BusinessPro, FinancePro, and OfficeEssential Referenceware collections by Books24x7; and health and safety compliance courseware by GoTrain.