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E-Learning Goes Global – SmartForce Prokoda Becomes SkillSoft Germany GmbH

October 1st 2003 is e-volution day.

Nashua, NH and Germany – October 1, 2003 – SkillSoft PLC (Nasdaq: SKIL) SmartForce Prokoda announces it is changing its name to SkillSoft Deutschland GmbH. Since September 2002 the company has been a 100% subsidiary of SkillSoft PLC, one of the global e-learning market leaders. “The change of name is the logical consequence of the integration process, positioning SkillSoft in Germany as a global player in the area of e-Learning services and solutions. It will allow us to concentrate on integrating our solutions in Performance Improvement Systems and meet the needs of our customers for a real return on their investment”, says Managing Director, Jürgen Theisen.

SmartForce Prokoda has been providing e-Learning solutions since 1987 to the German speaking market and lists companies like Bayer AG, Deutsche Post World Net, Audi or UBS amongst its customer base. “Companies and public authorities have come to trust our high value portfolio” continues Jürgen Theisen. “We offer expertise to our customers on the conception and design of company wide e-Learning projects with a library of more than 4.400 titles in 15 languages covering IT and business skills topics. We are also able to offer a powerful Learning Management System which can operate as either an Intranet or Internet solution. Recently we have introduced Multi Modal Learning which allows learners to choose how they learn from a variety of methods. This allows for fast, effective and cost efficient learning.”

About SkillSoft

SkillSoft is a leading global provider of comprehensive e-learning content and software products for business and IT professionals. Multi-modal learning (MML) 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.

SkillSoft focuses on a variety of IT, professional effectiveness and business topics that represent the critical skills required of employees in increasingly dynamic and complex work environments. SkillSoft partners with other technology leaders to develop sound, standardized content that delivers rich, comprehensive learning and performance support experiences.

Content offerings include SkillSoft’s Business Skills Library and IT Skills and Certification Library; Books24x7’s ITPro, BusinessPro, and FinancePro Referenceware; and GoTrain’s health and safety compliance courseware. For more information, visit

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