SkillSoft to Present at the William Blair Small-Cap Growth Stock Conference

Presentation on Tuesday, October 7th at 9:20 am EDT

NASHUA, N.H., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SkillSoft PLC (Nasdaq: SKIL), a leading Software as a Service (SaaS) provider of on-demand e-learning and performance support solutions for global enterprises, government, education and small to medium-sized businesses, will be presenting at the William Blair Small-Cap Stock Conference at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City on Tuesday, October 7, 2008 at 9:20 am EDT.

Chuck Moran, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Tom McDonald, Chief Financial Officer, will provide an overview of the Company's business.

The live presentation will be available via the Internet by accessing the Company's web site: Follow the directions on the main page to link to the audio. Please visit the web site at least fifteen minutes prior to the presentation to register, download and install any necessary audio software. In addition, a replay of the presentation may be accessed from our website following the live presentation for a period of one week. Finally, the full set of presentation materials, which Mr. Moran and Mr. McDonald will speak to a subset of during their live presentation, will be accessible on the Company's website following the presentation.

About SkillSoft

SkillSoft PLC (Nasdaq: SKIL) is a leading SaaS provider of on-demand e-learning and performance support solutions for global enterprises, government, education and small to medium-sized businesses. SkillSoft enables business organizations 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, compliance and consumer/SMB courseware collections, as well as complementary content assets such as Leadership Development Channel video products, KnowledgeCenter(TM) portals, virtual instructor-led training services and online mentoring services. SkillSoft's Books24x7(R) product offering includes access to more than 18,000 digitized IT and business books, as well as book summaries and executive reports. Technology offerings include the SkillPort(R) learning management system, Search-and-Learn(R), SkillSoft(R) Dialogue(TM) and virtual classroom.

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.

SkillSoft, the SkillSoft logo, SkillPort, Search-and-Learn, SkillChoice, Books24x7, ITPro, BusinessPro, OfficeEssentials, GovEssentials, EngineeringPro, FinancePro, AnalystPerspectives, ExecSummaries, ExecBlueprints, Express Guide and Dialogue are trademarks or registered trademarks of SkillSoft PLC in the United States and certain other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners, countries.