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SmartForce PLC (dba SkillSoft) Schedules Conference Call

Live Webcast
SkillSoft Conference Call
November 21, 2002,
8:30 AM ET

NASHUA, N.H., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SmartForce PLC, dba SkillSoft (Nasdaq: SKIL) a leading provider of e-learning courseware and referenceware for business and IT professionals, today announced that it will hold a conference call to discuss the issues announced on November 19, 2002. Management will conduct the conference call at 8:30 a.m. EST on Thursday, November 21, 2002.

Chuck Moran, President and Chief Executive Officer, Greg Priest, Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer, and Tom McDonald, Chief Financial Officer, will host the call.

To participate in the conference call, local and international callers can dial (706) 643-3802. The live conference call will be available via the Internet by accessing the SkillSoft Web site at Please go to the Web site at least fifteen minutes prior to the call to register, download and install any necessary audio software.

A replay will be available from two hours after the end of the call until 11:59 p.m. EST on November 28, 2002. The replay number is (706) 645-9291, passcode: 6817543. A webcast replay will also be available on the Company's web site at

About SkillSoft

SkillSoft is a leading provider of e-learning courseware and referenceware for business and IT professionals. SkillSoft products and services are designed to accelerate the ability of today's workforce to master the business and technology skills required for competitive success. The company currently has more than 2,800 corporate customers worldwide and more than 4.5 million licensed users.

SkillSoft focuses on meeting the comprehensive business skills and information technology learning needs of professionals in Global 5000 organizations through a comprehensive range of content-focused, e-learning solutions, including:

Business Skills Library: More than 1,600 courseware and simulation titles encompassing professional effectiveness, management/leadership, project management, sales & customer-facing skills, business strategy/operations, finance, human resources, safety/health and financial services industry. Courses feature strong visual design; a focus on instructional objectives at the application and analysis levels; learner interactivity and reinforcement through RolePlays, SkillSimulations, and case studies; and pre- and post-course assessments with prescriptive learning capabilities.

IT Skills and Certification Library: More than 2,800 course titles encompassing software development, operating systems and server technologies, Internet and network technologies, enterprise database systems, web design, and desktop computer skills. The IT library also supports more than 40 certification programs.

ITPro and Business Pro Referenceware: More than 2,500 unabridged IT and business books and reports are available to online subscribers through SkillSoft's subsidiary, Books24x7. A unique, patent-pending search engine gives subscribers the ability to perform multi-level searches.

SkillSoft customers include organizations such as: First Union, Clarica (Canada), Fluor Corporation, Verizon, U.S. Army, Deloitte Consulting, Raytheon, IBM, Internal Revenue Service, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, Army National Guard, Dell Computers, Qwest, Department of Transportation, NEC America, British Telecom and Wells Fargo.

SOURCE SmartForce PLC, dba SkillSoft

CONTACT: Tom McDonald, Chief Financial Officer of SmartForce PLC, dba SkillSoft, +1-603-324-3000, ext. 232, Investors - Corey Cutler or Michael Polyviou, both of FD Morgen-Walke, +1-212-850-5600, for SmartForce PLC, dba SkillSoft