SkillSoft Announces New Content Partnership with the Wharton School

Articles From Knowledge@Wharton Available to All SkillSoft Clients



Apr 02, 2001, 01:00 ET from SkillSoft Corp.

    NASHUA, N.H., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- SkillSoft Corp. (Nasdaq:   SKIL), a
 leading e-Learning solutions provider of critical business skills training,
 today announced that it has recently signed an agreement with the Wharton
 School of the University of Pennsylvania to publish and distribute articles
 from Knowledge@Wharton, the school's research and business website. Under the
 agreement, SkillSoft will select articles from each bi-weekly issue of
 Knowledge@Wharton. These articles will be posted to the SkillSoft corporate
 web site and SkillPort, SkillSoft's e-learning platform.
     Knowledge@Wharton publishes analyses of current business trends,
 interviews with industry leaders and Wharton faculty, and articles based on
 recent business research, book reviews, and conference and seminar reports.
     "The mission of Knowledge@Wharton is to capture the valuable information
 generated every day at the Wharton School and its sponsored activities and
 events," said Bob Mittelstaedt, vice dean of executive education.  "We have
 found that this online resource is a way our graduates and program attendees
 can efficiently stay in touch with ongoing business research.  We are
 confident SkillSoft clients will also find these articles useful as
 supplements to their ongoing business learning."
     "The Knowledge@Wharton partnership was an outgrowth of our previous
 collaboration with the Wharton School," said Jerry Nine, vice president of
 worldwide sales and marketing.  "Our clients find great value in Wharton's
 expertise, now made more accessible through SkillSoft's enterprise-wide e-
 Learning solutions."  SkillSoft recently completed a new eight-course series
 on financial statement analysis developed in conjunction with the Wharton
 School to introduce and reinforce concepts taught in Wharton's executive
 education program.
     Knowledge@Wharton articles will be delivered in two ways. SkillSoft
 clients will have access to the articles through SkillPort, SkillSoft's e-
 Learning platform.  The articles will also be available in the "What's Hot"
 section of SkillSoft's corporate website, www.skillsoft.com.  Visitors will
 also find direct links to the Knowledge@Wharton web site, where they can
 access and search free of charge all recent and archived articles.  The
 articles selected by SkillSoft will cover a wide variety of topics including
 human resources, leadership and change, strategic planning, and innovation and
 entrepreneurship.
 
     About Knowledge@Wharton
     Knowledge@Wharton was launched in May 1999 by the Wharton School of the
 University of Pennsylvania.  To date, the website has more than 83,000
 registered users from 172 countries.  Business executives, academics,
 journalists, government officials, and business students are among those who
 frequent the site for the latest business insights, information and research.
     The site content includes analysis of current business trends, interviews
 with industry leaders and Wharton faculty, articles based on the most recent
 business research, book reviews, conference and seminar reports, and links to
 related web sites.  Information is searchable and "layered," so visitors can
 easily access the level of detail dictated by their needs and interests.
     The Wharton School is recognized around the world for its academic
 strengths across every major discipline and at every level of business
 education. Founded in 1881 as the first collegiate business school in the
 nation, the School currently has 4,700 undergraduate, MBA and doctoral
 students, more than 8,000 participants in its executive education programs
 each year and a network of more than 75,000 alumni worldwide.
     For more information about Knowledge@Wharton, go to
 http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu.
 
     About SkillSoft
     With more than 1.5 million user seats, SkillSoft is one of the largest
 providers of e-Learning solutions for Global 2000 companies. SkillSoft courses
 cover a broad variety of critical professional and business skills; courses
 and support services are specifically designed to reap the benefits offered by
 the Internet and Web-based customer environments. This design enables
 SkillSoft users to access needed learning resources, with the required
 specificity or breadth -- any time and from any location with access to the
 Internet.
     Customers receive comprehensive learning and performance support solutions
 for their workforce through the SkillSoft library, comprised of more than 600
 courses for global business markets.  More than 440 courses are in English and
 more than 200 are specifically localized for the Italian, U.K., and other
 international markets.  The library also includes more than 7,500 learning
 objects and 1,700 job aids. The SkillSoft library encompasses a wide array of
 business skills, such as management, leadership, communication, project
 management and customer service, as well as business subjects such as e-
 commerce, finance, marketing, sales, and strategy.
     SkillSoft complements its course library with SkillPort, an e-Learning
 management platform that offers rapid implementation at a cost-efficient price
 point. SkillPort gives users control over their own learning environments and
 offers tracking and reporting capabilities. SkillSoft also recently introduced
 SkillSimulations, Web-based simulations designed to reinforce skills newly
 acquired through SkillSoft courses.  Additional information about SkillSoft is
 available by calling (603) 324-3000 or visiting www.skillsoft.com.
 
     This release may include information that could constitute forward-looking
 statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provision of the Private
 Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any such forward-looking statements
 may involve risk and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ
 materially from any future results encompassed within the forward-looking
 statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include
 competitive pressures, changes in customer demands or industry standards,
 adverse economic conditions, loss of key personnel, litigation and other
 matters disclosed under the heading ``Risk Factors'' in the Company's most
 recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange
 Commission. The forward-looking financial information provided by the Company
 in this press release represents the Company's estimates as of the date of
 this press release. We anticipate that subsequent events and developments will
 cause the Company's estimates to change. However, while the Company may elect
 to update this forward-looking financial information at some point in the
 future, the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. This
 forward-looking information should not be relied upon as representing the
 Company's estimates of its future financial performance as of any date
 subsequent to the date of this release.
     SkillSoft, SkillPort, RolePlay, Search-and-Learn, and SkillSimulation are
 trademarks of SkillSoft Corp.  All brand names, trademarks, or registered
 trademarks are the property of their respective holders.
 
 

SOURCE SkillSoft Corp.
    NASHUA, N.H., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- SkillSoft Corp. (Nasdaq:   SKIL), a
 leading e-Learning solutions provider of critical business skills training,
 today announced that it has recently signed an agreement with the Wharton
 School of the University of Pennsylvania to publish and distribute articles
 from Knowledge@Wharton, the school's research and business website. Under the
 agreement, SkillSoft will select articles from each bi-weekly issue of
 Knowledge@Wharton. These articles will be posted to the SkillSoft corporate
 web site and SkillPort, SkillSoft's e-learning platform.
     Knowledge@Wharton publishes analyses of current business trends,
 interviews with industry leaders and Wharton faculty, and articles based on
 recent business research, book reviews, and conference and seminar reports.
     "The mission of Knowledge@Wharton is to capture the valuable information
 generated every day at the Wharton School and its sponsored activities and
 events," said Bob Mittelstaedt, vice dean of executive education.  "We have
 found that this online resource is a way our graduates and program attendees
 can efficiently stay in touch with ongoing business research.  We are
 confident SkillSoft clients will also find these articles useful as
 supplements to their ongoing business learning."
     "The Knowledge@Wharton partnership was an outgrowth of our previous
 collaboration with the Wharton School," said Jerry Nine, vice president of
 worldwide sales and marketing.  "Our clients find great value in Wharton's
 expertise, now made more accessible through SkillSoft's enterprise-wide e-
 Learning solutions."  SkillSoft recently completed a new eight-course series
 on financial statement analysis developed in conjunction with the Wharton
 School to introduce and reinforce concepts taught in Wharton's executive
 education program.
     Knowledge@Wharton articles will be delivered in two ways. SkillSoft
 clients will have access to the articles through SkillPort, SkillSoft's e-
 Learning platform.  The articles will also be available in the "What's Hot"
 section of SkillSoft's corporate website, www.skillsoft.com.  Visitors will
 also find direct links to the Knowledge@Wharton web site, where they can
 access and search free of charge all recent and archived articles.  The
 articles selected by SkillSoft will cover a wide variety of topics including
 human resources, leadership and change, strategic planning, and innovation and
 entrepreneurship.
 
     About Knowledge@Wharton
     Knowledge@Wharton was launched in May 1999 by the Wharton School of the
 University of Pennsylvania.  To date, the website has more than 83,000
 registered users from 172 countries.  Business executives, academics,
 journalists, government officials, and business students are among those who
 frequent the site for the latest business insights, information and research.
     The site content includes analysis of current business trends, interviews
 with industry leaders and Wharton faculty, articles based on the most recent
 business research, book reviews, conference and seminar reports, and links to
 related web sites.  Information is searchable and "layered," so visitors can
 easily access the level of detail dictated by their needs and interests.
     The Wharton School is recognized around the world for its academic
 strengths across every major discipline and at every level of business
 education. Founded in 1881 as the first collegiate business school in the
 nation, the School currently has 4,700 undergraduate, MBA and doctoral
 students, more than 8,000 participants in its executive education programs
 each year and a network of more than 75,000 alumni worldwide.
     For more information about Knowledge@Wharton, go to
 http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu.
 
     About SkillSoft
     With more than 1.5 million user seats, SkillSoft is one of the largest
 providers of e-Learning solutions for Global 2000 companies. SkillSoft courses
 cover a broad variety of critical professional and business skills; courses
 and support services are specifically designed to reap the benefits offered by
 the Internet and Web-based customer environments. This design enables
 SkillSoft users to access needed learning resources, with the required
 specificity or breadth -- any time and from any location with access to the
 Internet.
     Customers receive comprehensive learning and performance support solutions
 for their workforce through the SkillSoft library, comprised of more than 600
 courses for global business markets.  More than 440 courses are in English and
 more than 200 are specifically localized for the Italian, U.K., and other
 international markets.  The library also includes more than 7,500 learning
 objects and 1,700 job aids. The SkillSoft library encompasses a wide array of
 business skills, such as management, leadership, communication, project
 management and customer service, as well as business subjects such as e-
 commerce, finance, marketing, sales, and strategy.
     SkillSoft complements its course library with SkillPort, an e-Learning
 management platform that offers rapid implementation at a cost-efficient price
 point. SkillPort gives users control over their own learning environments and
 offers tracking and reporting capabilities. SkillSoft also recently introduced
 SkillSimulations, Web-based simulations designed to reinforce skills newly
 acquired through SkillSoft courses.  Additional information about SkillSoft is
 available by calling (603) 324-3000 or visiting www.skillsoft.com.
 
     This release may include information that could constitute forward-looking
 statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provision of the Private
 Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any such forward-looking statements
 may involve risk and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ
 materially from any future results encompassed within the forward-looking
 statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include
 competitive pressures, changes in customer demands or industry standards,
 adverse economic conditions, loss of key personnel, litigation and other
 matters disclosed under the heading ``Risk Factors'' in the Company's most
 recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange
 Commission. The forward-looking financial information provided by the Company
 in this press release represents the Company's estimates as of the date of
 this press release. We anticipate that subsequent events and developments will
 cause the Company's estimates to change. However, while the Company may elect
 to update this forward-looking financial information at some point in the
 future, the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. This
 forward-looking information should not be relied upon as representing the
 Company's estimates of its future financial performance as of any date
 subsequent to the date of this release.
     SkillSoft, SkillPort, RolePlay, Search-and-Learn, and SkillSimulation are
 trademarks of SkillSoft Corp.  All brand names, trademarks, or registered
 trademarks are the property of their respective holders.
 
 SOURCE  SkillSoft Corp.