NEW YORK, Aug 6, 2010 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) --
Hudson Highland Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:HHGP), one of the world's leading providers of permanent recruitment, contract professionals and talent management solutions, today announced the signing of a new $40 million revolving credit facility with RBS Business Capital.
The company ended the second quarter of 2010 with $37.9 million in cash, an increase from $24.1 million in cash at the end of the first quarter, including the proceeds of the equity offering completed in early April. The company had $12.8 million in borrowings under its existing credit facilities at June 30.
Subsequent to quarter end, the company made certain changes to its credit facilities. On August 3, it completed a new (Aus)$15 million ($13.7 million at current exchange rates) financing agreement in Australia with Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), on more favorable terms than existed in the past. Yesterday, the company entered into a revolving loan agreement with RBS Business Capital. This RBS facility is expected to close no later than August 25. The company expects to have $24.4 million of availability through the combination of the RBS and the CBA facilities based on current levels of accounts receivable and borrowings. This represents an increase of $9.2 million in availability. The other existing local facilities will remain in place, which presently provide an additional $3.8 million of availability.
"We consider the arrangements with RBS and CBA to be a significant improvement in our capital structure. They complete our work over the last several quarters to strengthen our capital foundation for growth and liquidity," said Mary Jane Raymond, Hudson Highland Group's chief financial officer.
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 more than 2,000 professionals serving clients and candidates in approximately 20 countries. More information is available at www.hudson.com.
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SOURCE: Hudson Highland Group, Inc.
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