Elliott Advisors (UK) Limited (UK) – Rule 8.3 – Skillsoft PLC

Elliott Advisors (UK) Limited Rule 8.3 – Skillsoft PLC

FORM 8.3

IRISH TAKEOVER PANEL

DISCLOSURE UNDER RULE 8.3 OF THE IRISH TAKEOVER PANEL ACT, 1997, TAKEOVER RULES, 2007 (AS AMENDED)

DEALINGS BY PERSONS WITH INTERESTS IN RELEVANT SECURITIES REPRESENTING 1% OR MORE

1. KEY INFORMATION

Name of person dealing (Note 1) Elliott Advisors (UK) Ltd
Company dealt in Skillsoft PLC
Class of relevant security to which the dealings being disclosed relate (Note 2) American Depositary Shares
Date of dealing 12th February 2010

2. INTERESTS AND SHORT POSITIONS

(a) Interests and short positions (following dealing) in the class of relevant security dealt in (Note 3)

Long Short
Number (%) Number (%)
(1) Relevant securities 1,532,000 (1.618%) n/a
(2) Derivatives (other than options) n/a n/a
(3) Options and agreements to purchase/sell n/a n/a
Total 1,532,000 (1.618%) n/a
(b) Interests and short positions in relevant securities of the company, other than the class dealt in (Note 3)
Class of relevant security: Long Short
Number (%) Number (%)

(1) Relevant securities

n/a n/a

(2) Derivatives (other than options)

n/a n/a

(3) Options and agreements to purchase/sell

n/a n/a

Total

n/a n/a

1 February 2009

3. DEALINGS (Note 4)

(a) Purchases and sales

Purchase/sale

Number of relevant securities

Price per unit (Note 5)

Purchase 1,532,000 ADS 10.9993 USD

(b) Derivatives transactions (other than options transactions)

Product name, e.g. CFD

Nature of transaction

(Note 6)

Number of relevant securities

(Note 7)

Price per unit

(Note 5)

n/a

(c) Options transactions in respect of existing relevant securities

(i) Writing, selling, purchasing or varying

Product name, e.g. call option Writing, selling, purchasing, varying etc. Number of securities to which the option relates (Note 7) Exercise price Type, e.g. American, European etc. Expiry date Option money paid/received per unit (Note 5)
n/a

(ii) Exercising

Product name, e.g. call option Number of securities Exercise price per unit (Note 5)
n/a

(d) Other dealings (including transactions in respect of new securities) (Note 4)

Nature of transaction

(Note 8)

Details Price per unit

(if applicable) (Note 5)

n/a

1 February 2009

4. OTHER INFORMATION

Agreements, arrangements or understandings relating to options or derivatives

Full details of any agreement, arrangement or understanding between the person disclosing and any other person relating to the voting rights of any relevant securities under any option referred to on this form or relating to the voting rights or future acquisition or disposal of any relevant securities to which any derivative referred to on this form is referenced. If none, this should be stated.

Is a Supplemental Form 8 attached? (Note 9) YES/NO

Date of disclosure 16th February 2010
Contact name Charlie Eckley
Telephone number 00 44 203 009 1135
If a connected EFM, name of offeree/offeror with which connected n/a
If a connected EFM, state nature of connection (Note 10) n/a

1 February 2009

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