PLATO Learning extends its reach into home and school markets via new distribution agreement with BrainstormUSA

January 12, 2001

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – January 8, 2001 – PLATO Learning, Inc. (NASDAQ: TUTR) today announced its partnership with BrainstormUSA, an Atlanta-based marketer of educational software, hardware and technology products. This partnership will bring the PLATOÒ Educational Titles product line, with over 66 courses in reading, writing, math, science, vocabulary and job skills, to the consumer market served by BrainstormUSA.