Barry Stockwell Joins Click2learn as Alliances Vice President

July 16, 2002

BELLEVUE, Wash.–July 16, 2002–Click2learn (Nasdaq:CLKS) today announced that Barry Stockwell has joined the company as vice president, corporate alliances.

In his new position, Stockwell will report directly to Click2learn chairman and CEO Kevin Oakes and will focus on the development of worldwide distribution alliances for the Aspen(TM) Enterprise Learning Platform.

Stockwell comes to Click2learn from IT outsourcing leader Centerbeam, where he was vice president of strategic relations. He joined Centerbeam after four years as vice president of strategic partnerships at SmartForce, an e-learning solutions provider, where he was responsible for cultivating, contracting and managing relationships with critical content, technology and channel partners.

“Barry’s experience in technology distribution alliances, combined with his proven ability to promote strategic relationships, will prove to be an invaluable asset as Click2learn continues its global expansion,” said Kevin Oakes, the company’s chairman and CEO. “We anticipate that his contributions will significantly impact our ability to succeed in today’s challenging economic climate.”

Prior to his tenure at SmartForce, Stockwell held partnership-related positions at Bay Area companies SGI (Silicon Graphics, Inc.), NeXT Computer, Apple and Verbatim. He will continue to reside in and work from Los Altos, CA, in the heart of Silicon Valley.

“As Click2learn evolves to the next level, alliances and partnerships will be increasingly more important to its success,” said Stockwell. “I welcome the opportunity to help lead the company in this initiative by collaborating with forward-looking enterprises who see the potential to leverage the powerful Aspen platform into their customer base.”

About Click2learn

Click2learn (Nasdaq:CLKS) is a provider of enterprise software for Global 2000 organizations seeking to capture, manage and disseminate knowledge throughout their extended enterprise. Using Click2learn’s Aspen Enterprise Learning Platform, organizations can deploy highly interactive, personalized learning initiatives to achieve strategic business objectives. Many of the world’s best-known corporations use Click2learn’s technology to improve workforce performance, educate customers, and publish large volumes of learning content. Click2learn’s clients include Accenture, Albertsons, American Airlines, AstraZeneca, Century 21, Fidelity Investments, Fujitsu, Microsoft, Pfizer, Symantec, and Towers Perrin. Based in Bellevue, Wash., Click2learn (, 800.448.6543) operates offices in the United States, Europe, Australia and Japan.

This announcement contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including information contained in this document where statements are preceded by, followed by or include the words “believes,” “plans,” “intends,” “expects,” “anticipates” or similar expressions. For such statements, The Company claims the protection of the safe harbor for forward-looking statements contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results may differ materially from the results predicted, and reported results should not be considered as an indication of future performance. Factors that could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements include, market acceptance of Click2learn’s e-learning solutions and competing e-learning offerings, the ability to successfully implement Click2learn’s solutions and increase revenues, the ability to successfully address technological developments and standards and the risk factors set forth in filings the Company has made with the SEC.

Click2learn, Aspen and ToolBook are trademarks of Click2learn. All other company and product names are the trademarks of their respective owners.

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