MindLeaders Merger with ThirdForce Creates Global Employee Development Brand

e-Learning leaders join forces to provide full service employee development and training solutions.

(May 22, 2007)MindLeaders, a leading provider of e-learning and employee development solutions, announced today that it has signed an agreement to merge with ThirdForce Plc. (THF – London AIM). ThirdForce is a leading provider of e-learning solutions and services to the education, government, hospitality, healthcare, retail, and commercial sectors. Together the two companies provide training solutions to nearly three million learners worldwide.

” This merger was exciting from the very beginning “

MindLeaders clients and partners will soon have access to ThirdForce’s “Skills for Life”, assessments, and content for important verticals such as hospitality and healthcare. “This merger was exciting from the very beginning,” says Paul MacCartney, President of MindLeaders. “Each company creates engaging products that have significant value in the other’s market. The fact that we complement each other so well is going to create opportunities for healthy growth.”

ThirdForce CEO, Brendan O’Sullivan, agrees. “MindLeaders Personal Learning Service is an extremely effective way to deliver learning that achieves both individual and organizational goals in a way the competition simply can’t match. By combining MindLeaders broad product line with ThirdForce’s proven experience in Europe and key verticals, we’ll be able to offer the market an impressive alternative in an industry that has become pretty generic over the last few years. You can expect great things from us.”

Carol Clark, co-founder, President and CEO of MindLeaders for twenty-five years will join the Board of Directors of the combined companies to provide guidance and support for the future. Industry veteran Pat McDonagh, founder of SmartForce (now SkillSoft) and Riverdeep Interactive Learning is the founder and Chairman of the Board of ThirdForce.

About MindLeaders

MindLeaders is an employee and performance-improvement company with over 25 years of experience in delivering e-learning and employee development solutions. MindLeaders provides personalized learning that supports organizational success. Their e-learning tools cover topics ranging from networking in an enterprise environment to personal use of the PC and from healthcare privacy issues to business skills. MindLeaders is based in Dublin, Ohio.

About ThirdForce

ThirdForce is an established provider of e-learning solutions and services to over two million learners in education, government, healthcare, hospitality and commercial organizations worldwide. ThirdForce provides a wide portfolio of e-learning solutions ranging from ICT Literacy to ECDL training and from Health and Safety Training to Care Induction. ThirdForce has offices in the UK, Ireland, Australia, and Canada.