NEW YORK, Apr 6, 2010 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) --Hudson Highland Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:HHGP) announced today that it successfully completed its previously disclosed public offering of 4,830,000 shares of common stock at $4.35 per share to the public. The number of shares included the sale of 630,000 shares pursuant to the exercise of the underwriter's over-allotment option.
Hudson Highland Group received approximately $19.3 million in proceeds from the offering after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated expenses of the offering. The company expects to use the net proceeds from the offering for general corporate and working capital purposes.
Robert W. Baird & Co. acted as the sole underwriter for the offering.
About Hudson Highland Group
Hudson Highland Group, Inc. is a leading provider of permanent recruitment, contract professionals and talent management services worldwide. From single placements to total outsourced solutions, Hudson helps clients achieve greater organizational performance by assessing, recruiting, developing and engaging the best and brightest people for their businesses. The company employs approximately 2,000 professionals serving clients and candidates in more than 20 countries. More information is available at www.hudson.com.
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SOURCE: Hudson Highland Group, Inc.
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