click2learn Announces Private Placement

December 15, 2000

Press Release

BELLEVUE, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dec. 14, 2000–, inc. (Nasdaq:CLKS – news), the leading integrated solution provider in the corporate e-learning market, has completed a follow-on $5 million private placement with Marshall Capital Management, an affiliate of Credit Suisse First Boston.

Marshall Capital Management has been an investor in click2learn since October 1999.

The investment was made at a price of $12.175 per share of common stock, resulting in the issuance of 410,678 shares and also includes warrants to purchase additional shares on certain terms and conditions described therein. The funds will be used by the company for various strategic initiatives, including extending its e-learning network to Europe.

click2learn has filed a Form 8-K and a Registration Statement on Form S-3 with the Securities and Exchange Commission that set forth additional details of the investment. The 8-K and S-3 are available via the SEC’s website at

About, Inc. (Nasdaq:CLKS – news) provides an open e-Learning network consisting of e-Learning content, learning management, and authoring and publishing tools. By developing a powerful and full-featured outsourced platform for e-Learning, and partnering with market-leading content publishers, provides customers with an Application Service Provider (ASP) model that gives organizations instant access to a vast and constantly improving e-Learning Network. Customers can access thousands of courses and use browser-based publishing and learning management tools through a custom-configured site that looks and feels like the organization’s intranet, and have access to’s expert development group using the Rapid e-Learning Development System (ReDS) to develop custom content for distribution on the network.

In addition to an outsourced solution, is a leader in providing internal e-Learning implementations. The enterprise e-Learning initiatives includes the market-leading Ingenium total learning management solution, and the acclaimed ToolBookII Instructor and Assistant authoring tools. Each solution is augmented by one of the industry’s largest professional services groups, including award-winning custom content development, strategic consulting, and integration services. For more information on e-Learning solutions, call 800/448-6543 or 425/462-0501. Visit at or visit the e-Learning portal at

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 internet based training and the learning portal, the ability to successfully implement virtual universities and strategic relationships with content providers and other web-based companies, the ability of those relationships to result in increased users and increased revenues and the risk factors set forth in filings The Company has made with the SEC., click2learn.publisher,, click2learn.manager, Ingenium, ToolBookII Instructor and ToolBookII Assistant are trademarks of, inc. All other company and/or product names are the property of their respective owners.


Sara Britton, 425/637-5872 (Public Relations)

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Jeff Howlett, 425/637-1514 (Investor Relations)