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     AS FILED WITH THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION ON MARCH 14, 2002

                                                      REGISTRATION NO. 333-83450
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                       SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
                              WASHINGTON, DC 20549
 
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                                AMENDMENT NO. 2
                                       TO
                                    FORM S-1

                          REGISTRATION STATEMENT UNDER
                           THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933
 
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                              CROSS COUNTRY, INC.
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 

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              DELAWARE                                7363                               13-4066229
  (State or other jurisdiction of         (Primary Standard Industrial                (I.R.S. Employer
   incorporation or organization)         Classification Code Number)              Identification Number)
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                        6551 PARK OF COMMERCE BLVD, N.W.
                                   SUITE 200
                              BOCA RATON, FL 33487
                                 (561) 998-2232
  (Address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of
                   registrant's principal executive offices)
 
                         ------------------------------
 
                               JOSEPH A. BOSHART
                     PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
                              CROSS COUNTRY, INC.
                        6551 PARK OF COMMERCE BLVD, N.W.
                                   SUITE 200
                              BOCA RATON, FL 33487
                                 (561) 998-2232
 (Name, address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code,
                             of agent for service)
 
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                          COPIES OF COMMUNICATIONS TO:
 

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           STEPHEN W. RUBIN, ESQ.                               MICHAEL W. BLAIR, ESQ.
             PROSKAUER ROSE LLP                                 STEVEN J. SLUTZKY, ESQ.
                1585 BROADWAY                                    DEBEVOISE & PLIMPTON
        NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10036-8299                              919 THIRD AVENUE
               (212) 969-3000                                  NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10022
                                                                    (212) 909-6000
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          APPROXIMATE DATE OF COMMENCEMENT OF PROPOSED SALE TO PUBLIC:
As soon as practicable after the effective date of this registration statement.
 
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    If any securities being registered on this Form are to be offered on a
delayed or continuous basis pursuant to Rule 415 under the Securities Act, check
the following box. / /
 
    If this Form is filed to register additional securities for an offering
pursuant to Rule 462(b) under the Securities Act, check the following box and
list the Securities Act registration statement number of the earlier effective
registration statement for the same offering. / /
 
    If this Form is a post-effective amendment filed pursuant to Rule 462(c)
under the Securities Act, check the following box and list the Securities Act
registration statement number of the earlier effective registration statement
for the same offering. / /
 
    If this Form is a post-effective amendment filed pursuant to Rule 462(d)
under the Securities Act, check the following box and list the Securities Act
registration statement number of the earlier effective registration statement
for the same offering. / /
 
    If delivery of the prospectus is expected to be made pursuant to Rule 434,
please check the following box. / /
 
                         ------------------------------
 
    THE REGISTRANT HEREBY AMENDS THIS REGISTRATION STATEMENT ON SUCH DATE OR
DATES AS MAY BE NECESSARY TO DELAY ITS EFFECTIVE DATE UNTIL THE REGISTRANT SHALL
FILE A FURTHER AMENDMENT WHICH SPECIFICALLY STATES THAT THIS REGISTRATION
STATEMENT SHALL THEREAFTER BECOME EFFECTIVE IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 8(a) OF
THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933 OR UNTIL THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT SHALL BECOME
EFFECTIVE ON SUCH DATE AS THE COMMISSION, ACTING PURSUANT TO SAID SECTION 8(a),
MAY DETERMINE.
 
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The information in this prospectus is not complete and may be changed. We may
not sell these securities until the registration statement filed with the
Securities and Exchange Commission is effective. This prospectus is not an offer
to sell these securities and it is not soliciting an offer to buy these
securities in any state where the offer or sale is not permitted.
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                             SUBJECT TO COMPLETION
 

                  PRELIMINARY PROSPECTUS DATED MARCH 14, 2002

PROSPECTUS
 
                                9,000,000 SHARES
 
                                     [LOGO]
                                  COMMON STOCK
                                 -------------
 
       The selling stockholders named in this prospectus are selling all of the
shares. We will not receive any of the proceeds from the sale of shares by the
selling stockholders.
 

       The shares are quoted on the Nasdaq National Market under the symbol
"CCRN." On March 13, 2002, the last sale price of the shares as reported on the
Nasdaq National Market was $27.72 per share.

 

       INVESTING IN THE COMMON STOCK INVOLVES RISKS THAT ARE DESCRIBED IN THE
"RISK FACTORS" SECTION BEGINNING ON PAGE 8 OF THIS PROSPECTUS.

 
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                                             PER SHARE               TOTAL
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Public offering price......................     $                     $
Underwriting discount......................     $                     $
Proceeds, before expenses, to the selling
  stockholders.............................     $                     $
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       The underwriters may also purchase up to an additional 1,350,000 shares
from the selling stockholders at the public offering price, less the
underwriting discount, within 30 days from the date of this prospectus to cover
overallotments.
 
       Neither the Securities and Exchange Commission nor any state securities
commission has approved or disapproved of these securities or determined if this
prospectus is truthful or complete. Any representation to the contrary is a
criminal offense.
 
       The shares will be ready for delivery on or about       , 2002.
 
                               ------------------
 
MERRILL LYNCH & CO.                                         SALOMON SMITH BARNEY
 
BANC OF AMERICA SECURITIES LLC
 
             CIBC WORLD MARKETS
 
                          SUNTRUST ROBINSON HUMPHREY
 
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                 The date of this prospectus is        , 2002.
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[DESCRIPTION OF ARTWORK: MAP OF THE UNITED STATES DEPICTING CLIENT LOCATIONS]
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                               TABLE OF CONTENTS
 


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Prospectus Summary..........................................      1
Risk Factors................................................      8
Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements...........     14
Use of Proceeds.............................................     14
Dividend Policy.............................................     14
Price Range of Common Stock.................................     15
Capitalization..............................................     16
Selected Consolidated Financial and Other Data..............     17
Unaudited Pro Forma Condensed Consolidated Statement of
  Operations................................................     20

Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition
  and Results of Operations.................................     22
Business of Cross Country, Inc..............................     33
Management..................................................     42
Related Party Transactions..................................     48
Principal and Selling Stockholders..........................     49
Description of Capital Stock................................     51
Shares Eligible for Future Sale.............................     54
Underwriting................................................     55
Legal Matters...............................................     58
Experts.....................................................     58
Where You Can Find More Information.........................     59
Index to Financial Statements...............................    F-1
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    You should rely on only the information contained in this prospectus. We
have not, and the selling stockholders and the underwriters have not, authorized
any other person to provide you with different information. If anyone provides
you with different or inconsistent information, you should not rely on it. We
are not, and the underwriters are not, making an offer to sell these securities
in any jurisdiction where the offer or sale is not permitted. You should assume
that the information appearing in this prospectus is accurate only as of the
date of the front cover of this prospectus or other date stated in this
prospectus. Our business, financial condition, results of operations and
prospects may have changed since that date.
 
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                               PROSPECTUS SUMMARY
 
    THE FOLLOWING SUMMARY HIGHLIGHTS INFORMATION CONTAINED ELSEWHERE IN THIS
PROSPECTUS. IT IS NOT COMPLETE AND DOES NOT CONTAIN ALL OF THE INFORMATION THAT
YOU SHOULD CONSIDER BEFORE INVESTING IN OUR COMMON STOCK. YOU SHOULD READ THE
ENTIRE PROSPECTUS CAREFULLY, ESPECIALLY THE RISKS OF INVESTING IN OUR COMMON
STOCK DISCUSSED UNDER RISK FACTORS AND OUR CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND
ACCOMPANYING NOTES.
 
                              CROSS COUNTRY, INC.
 

    We are one of the largest providers of healthcare staffing services in the
United States. Approximately 80% of our revenue is derived from travel nurse
staffing services. We also provide staffing of clinical research professionals
and allied healthcare professionals such as radiology technicians,
rehabilitation therapists and respiratory therapists. Our staffing operations
are complemented by other human capital management services, including search
and recruitment, consulting, education and training and resource management
services. Our active client base includes over 3,000 hospitals, pharmaceutical
companies and other healthcare providers across all 50 states. Our fees are paid
directly by our clients rather than by government or other third-party payors.
We are well positioned to take advantage of current industry dynamics, including
the growing shortage of nurses in the United States, the growing demand for
healthcare services and the trend among healthcare providers toward outsourcing
staffing services. For the year ended December 31, 2001 our revenue and EBITDA
were $500.5 million and $56.2 million, respectively.

 
INDUSTRY DYNAMICS
 
    The STAFFING INDUSTRY REPORT, an independent staffing industry publication,
estimated that the healthcare segment of the temporary staffing market generated
$7.2 billion in revenue in 2000 and that this segment would grow 18% to
$8.5 billion in 2001.
 
    Several trends are driving demand for our healthcare staffing services,
including:
 
    - A growing shortage of registered nurses throughout the country. A recent
      study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association
      projects that by 2020, the nationwide registered nurse workforce will be
      nearly 20% below projected requirements.
 
    - Increasing demand for healthcare services as a result of the aging of the
      baby boomers and technological advances in healthcare treatment methods
      which attract a greater number of patients with complex medical conditions
      requiring a higher intensity of care.
 
    - Greater use of temporary staffing by healthcare providers to manage
      seasonal fluctuations in demand for their services. The use of temporary
      personnel enables providers to vary their staffing levels to match these
      changes in demand while avoiding the more costly alternative of hiring
      permanent staff.
 
OUR COMPETITIVE STRENGTHS
 
    Our competitive strengths include:
 
    - A LEADER IN THE RAPIDLY GROWING NURSE STAFFING INDUSTRY.  We have operated
      in the travel nurse staffing industry since the 1970s and have the leading
      brand name based on revenue. Our Cross Country TravCorps brand is well
      recognized among leading healthcare providers and professionals. We
      believe that through our relationships with existing travel nurse staffing
      clients, we are positioned to effectively market complementary services,
      including staffing of clinical trials and allied health professionals,
      search and recruitment, consulting, and education and training to our
      existing client base.
 
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    - STRONG AND DIVERSE CLIENT RELATIONSHIPS.  We provide staffing solutions to
      an active client base of over 3,000 hospitals, pharmaceutical companies
      and other healthcare providers across all 50 states. We do not rely on any
      geographic region or client for a significant portion of our revenue. No
      single client accounted for more than 3% of our revenue in 2001. In 2001,
      we worked with over 75% of the nation's top hospitals, as identified by
      U.S. NEWS AND WORLD REPORT. We provide temporary staffing to our clients
      through assignments that typically have terms of 13 weeks or longer. Our
      fees are paid directly by our clients rather than by government or other
      third-party payors.
 
    - LEADER IN RECRUITING AND EMPLOYEE RETENTION.  We are a leader in the
      recruitment and the retention of highly qualified healthcare
      professionals. We recruit healthcare professionals from all 50 states and
      Canada. In 2001, we received approximately 24,400 requests for
      applications from potential field employees and approximately 13,100
      completed applications were added to our database. Employee referrals
      generate a majority of our new candidates. We believe we offer appealing
      assignments, competitive compensation packages, attractive housing options
      and other valuable benefits. In 2001, more than 70% of our nurses accepted
      new assignments with us within 35 days of completion of previous
      assignments.
 
    - SCALABLE AND EFFICIENT OPERATING STRUCTURE.  We have an efficient
      centralized operating structure that includes a database of more than
      159,000 nurses and other healthcare professionals who have completed job
      applications with us. Our size and centralized structure provide us with
      operating efficiencies in key areas such as recruiting, advertising,
      marketing, training, housing and insurance benefits. Our fully integrated
      proprietary information system enables us to manage virtually all aspects
      of our travel staffing operations. This system is designed to accommodate
      significant future growth of our business.
 
    - STRONG MANAGEMENT TEAM WITH EXTENSIVE HEALTHCARE STAFFING AND ACQUISITION
      EXPERIENCE.  Our management team has played a key role in the development
      of the travel nurse staffing industry. Our management team, which averages
      more than 10 years of experience in the healthcare industry, has
      consistently demonstrated the ability to successfully identify and
      integrate strategic acquisitions.
 
GROWTH STRATEGY
 
    We intend to continue to grow our business by:
 
    - ENHANCING OUR ABILITY TO FILL UNMET DEMAND FOR OUR TRAVEL STAFFING
      SERVICES.  There is substantial unmet demand for our travel staffing
      services. We are striving to meet a greater portion of this demand by
      recruiting additional healthcare personnel. Our recruitment strategy for
      nurses and other healthcare professionals is focused on:
 
     - increasing referrals from existing field employees by providing them with
       superior service;
 
     - expanding our advertising presence to reach more nursing professionals;
 
     - using the internet to accelerate the recruitment-to-placement cycle;
 
     - increasing the number of staff dedicated to the recruitment of new
       nurses; and
 
     - developing Assignment America, our recruitment program for
       foreign-trained nurses residing abroad.
 
    - INCREASING OUR MARKET PRESENCE IN THE PER DIEM STAFFING MARKET.  We intend
      to use our existing brand recognition, client relationships and database
      of nurses who have expressed an interest in temporary assignments to
      expand our per diem services to the acute care hospital market. While
 
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      we have not historically had a significant presence in per diem staffing
      services, we believe that this market presents a substantial growth
      opportunity.
 
    - EXPANDING THE RANGE OF SERVICES WE OFFER OUR CLIENTS.  We plan to utilize
      our relationships with existing travel staffing clients to more
      effectively market complementary services, including staffing of clinical
      trials and allied health professionals, search and recruitment,
      consulting, and education and training.
 
    - ACQUIRING COMPLEMENTARY BUSINESSES.  We continually evaluate opportunities
      to acquire complementary businesses to strengthen and broaden our market
      presence.
 
    - INCREASING OPERATING EFFICIENCIES.  We seek to increase our operating
      margins by increasing the productivity of our administrative personnel,
      using our purchasing power to achieve greater savings in key areas such as
      housing and benefits and continuing to invest in our information systems.
 
RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
 

    On March 6, 2002, we acquired the stock of Jennings Ryan & Kolb, Inc., a
healthcare management consulting company, for $1.8 million in cash, the
assumption of $0.3 million in debt and potential earnout payments of
$1.8 million.

 

    On January 3, 2002, we acquired the assets of the NovaPro healthcare
staffing division (Tampa, FL) of HRLogic Holdings, Inc. (NovaPro) for a purchase
price of $7.1 million. NovaPro targets nurses seeking more customized benefits
packages.

 

RISK FACTORS
 
    For a discussion of the risks we face, see "Risk Factors," including those
under the captions "Currently we are unable to recruit enough nurses to meet our
clients' demands for our nurse staffing services, limiting the potential growth
of our staffing business," "The costs of attracting and retaining qualified
nurses and other healthcare personnel may rise more than we anticipate" and "Our
costs of providing housing for nurses and other healthcare personnel may be
higher than we anticipate and, as a result, our margins could decline." In
addition, we operate in a highly competitive industry, with limited barriers to
entry.
 
                            ------------------------
 
    In July 1999, an affiliate of Charterhouse Group International, Inc., or
Charterhouse, and certain members of management acquired the assets of Cross
Country Staffing, a Delaware partnership that is our predecessor, from W. R.
Grace & Co. In December 1999, we acquired TravCorps Corporation, or TravCorps,
which was owned by investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Private Equity and
certain members of TravCorps' management.
 
    We were incorporated in Delaware in 1999. Our principal executive offices
are located at 6551 Park of Commerce Blvd, N.W., Suite 200, Boca Raton, FL
33487. Our telephone number at that address is (561) 998-2232. Our World Wide
Web site address is www.crosscountry.com. Our website address is included in
this prospectus as an inactive textual reference only. The information in our
website is not intended to be incorporated into this prospectus by reference and
should not be considered a part of this prospectus.
 
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                                  THE OFFERING
 

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Common stock offered by the selling stockholders........  9,000,000 shares
 
Common stock outstanding after the offering.............  32,243,959 shares
 
Use of proceeds.........................................  We will not receive any proceeds from the
                                                          sale of shares by the selling stockholders.
 
Risk factors............................................  See "Risk Factors" and other information
                                                          included in this prospectus for a discussion
                                                          of factors you should carefully consider
                                                          before deciding to invest in shares of the
                                                          common stock.
 
Nasdaq National Market symbol...........................  CCRN
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    The number of shares outstanding after the offering is based on the number
of common shares outstanding as of February 28, 2002 and excludes 4,343,715
shares reserved for future issuance under our stock option plans, of which
options to purchase 3,479,296 shares at a weighted average exercise price of
$13.05 have been granted.
 
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                 SUMMARY CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL AND OTHER DATA
 

    The summary consolidated financial data for the five-month period July 30,
1999 to December 31, 1999 and for the years ended December 31, 2000 and 2001 are
derived from the audited consolidated financial statements of Cross
Country, Inc., or Cross Country, included elsewhere in this prospectus. The
summary financial data for the seven-month period January 1, 1999 to July 29,
1999 was derived from the audited financial statements of Cross Country
Staffing, our predecessor company, included elsewhere in this prospectus.

 

    The pro forma as adjusted consolidated statement of operations for the year
ended December 31, 2001 is pro forma for the ClinForce acquisition and as
adjusted for our initial public offering of 8,984,375 shares of our common stock
on October 24, 2001 and the estimated expenses related to this offering, as if
these events had occurred on January 1, 2001.

 
    The summary data below should be read in conjunction with the consolidated
financial statements and related notes of Cross Country, Inc., Cross Country
Staffing, TravCorps Corporation and Subsidiary, ClinForce and Heritage, the "Pro
Forma Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations" and related notes,
"Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of
Operations", and other financial information included elsewhere in this
prospectus.
 
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                                                   PREDECESSOR(A)                                YEAR ENDED
                                                   --------------                               DECEMBER 31,
                                                       PERIOD                      ---------------------------------------
                                                        FROM        PERIOD FROM
                                                     JANUARY 1        JULY 30                                      PRO
                                                      THROUGH         THROUGH                                     FORMA
                                                      JULY 29,      DECEMBER 31,                               AS ADJUSTED
                                                        1999          1999(B)         2000          2001         2001(C)
                                                   --------------   ------------   -----------   -----------   -----------
                                                           (DOLLARS IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT SHARE AND PER SHARE DATA)
<S>                                                <C>              <C>            <C>           <C>           <C>
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS DATA
 
Revenue from services............................    $  106,047     $    87,727    $   367,690   $   500,503   $  508,196
 
Operating expenses:
  Direct operating expenses......................        80,187          68,036        273,095       374,651      380,001
  Selling, general and administrative
    expenses(d)..................................        12,688           9,257         49,027        68,392       69,998
  Bad debt expense...............................           157             511            433         1,274        1,274
  Depreciation...................................           212             155          1,324         2,579        2,614
  Amortization...................................           496           4,422         13,701        15,158       15,431
  Non-recurring indirect transaction costs(e)....            --              --          1,289            --        1,000
                                                     ----------     -----------    -----------   -----------   ----------
    Total operating expenses.....................        93,740          82,381        338,869       462,054      470,318
                                                     ----------     -----------    -----------   -----------   ----------
Income from operations...........................        12,307           5,346         28,821        38,449       37,878
 
Other expenses:
  Interest expense, net..........................           230           4,821         15,435        14,422        4,849
 
  Other expenses.................................           190              --             --            --           --
                                                     ----------     -----------    -----------   -----------   ----------
  Income before income taxes, discontinued
    operations and extraordinary item............        11,887             525         13,386        24,027       33,029
  Income tax expense(f)..........................            --             672          6,730        10,364       13,830
                                                     ----------     -----------    -----------   -----------   ----------
  Income (loss) before discontinued operations
    and extraordinary item.......................        11,887            (147)         6,656        13,663       19,199
Discontinued operations, net of income taxes:
  Loss from discontinued operations(g)...........            --            (195)        (1,604)           --           --
  Loss on disposal(g)............................            --              --           (454)         (207)          --
                                                     ----------     -----------    -----------   -----------   ----------
  Net income (loss) before extraordinary item....        11,887            (342)         4,598        13,456       19,199
Extraordinary loss on early extinguishment of
  debt, net of income taxes(h)...................            --              --             --        (4,784)          --
                                                     ----------     -----------    -----------   -----------   ----------
  Net income (loss)..............................    $   11,887     $      (342)   $     4,598   $     8,672   $   19,199
                                                     ==========     ===========    ===========   ===========   ==========
Net income (loss) per common share--basic(i):
  Income (loss) before discontinued operations
    and extraordinary item.......................                   $     (0.01)   $      0.29   $      0.55
  Discontinued operations........................                         (0.01)         (0.09)        (0.01)
                                                                    -----------    -----------   -----------
  Net income (loss) before extraordinary item....                         (0.02)          0.20          0.54
Extraordinary loss on early extinguishment of
  debt...........................................                            --             --         (0.19)
                                                                    -----------    -----------   -----------
Net income (loss)................................                   $     (0.02)   $      0.20   $      0.35
                                                                    ===========    ===========   ===========
 
Net income (loss) per common share--diluted(i):
  Income (loss) before discontinued operations
    and extraordinary item.......................                   $     (0.01)   $      0.29   $      0.54
  Discontinued operations........................                         (0.01)         (0.09)        (0.01)
                                                                    -----------    -----------   -----------
Net income (loss) before extraordinary item......                         (0.02)          0.20          0.53
Extraordinary loss on early extinguishment of
  debt...........................................                            --             --         (0.19)
                                                                    -----------    -----------   -----------
Net income (loss)................................                   $     (0.02)   $      0.20   $      0.34
                                                                    ===========    ===========   ===========
Weighted-average common shares outstanding:
  Basic..........................................                    15,291,749     23,205,388    24,881,218
  Diluted........................................                    15,291,749     23,205,388    25,222,936
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                                                    PREDECESSOR(A)                                YEAR ENDED
                                                    --------------                               DECEMBER 31,
                                                        PERIOD                      ---------------------------------------
                                                         FROM        PERIOD FROM
                                                      JANUARY 1        JULY 30                                      PRO
                                                       THROUGH         THROUGH                                     FORMA
                                                       JULY 29,      DECEMBER 31,                               AS ADJUSTED
                                                         1999          1999(B)          2000          2001        2001(C)
                                                    --------------   ------------   ------------   ----------   -----------
                                                            (DOLLARS IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT SHARE AND PER SHARE DATA)
<S>                                                 <C>              <C>            <C>            <C>          <C>
OTHER OPERATING DATA
 
EBITDA(j).........................................    $   13,015      $    9,923     $   45,135    $   56,186   $   56,923
EBITDA as a % of revenue..........................          12.3%           11.3%          12.3%         11.2%        11.2%
 
FTE's(k)..........................................         2,466           2,789          4,167         4,816        4,890
Weeks worked(l)...................................        73,980          61,358        216,684       250,432      254,280
Average healthcare staffing revenue per FTE per
  week(m).........................................    $    1,429      $    1,417     $    1,619         1,854        1,856
 
Net cash flow provided by operating activities....    $   12,178      $    6,301     $   10,397    $   19,702
Net cash flow provided by (used in) investing
  activities......................................    $     (202)     $    1,370     $   (9,584)   $  (42,321)
Net cash flow provided by (used in) financing
  activities......................................    $  (11,977)     $   (3,101)    $   (5,641)   $   25,262
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                                                              AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2001
                                                              ------------------------
                                                               (DOLLARS IN THOUSANDS)
<S>                                                           <C>
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET DATA
Working capital.............................................         $   69,165
Cash and cash equivalents...................................              2,644
Total assets................................................            361,980
Total debt..................................................             48,865
Stockholders' equity........................................         $  269,927
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(a) On July 29, 1999, we acquired the assets of Cross Country Staffing which,
    for accounting and reporting purposes, is our predecessor. Financial data
    for the period prior to July 30, 1999 is that of Cross Country Staffing.

 

(b) Includes TravCorps results from December 16, 1999, the date of its
    acquisition, through December 31, 1999.

 

(c) Reflects the following adjustments as if our initial public offering, this
    offering (from which we will receive no proceeds) and the ClinForce
    acquisition had occurred on January 1, 2001:

 

    - additional amortization expense for the year ended December 31, 2001 of
      $0.2 million related to $29.3 million of goodwill and other intangibles
      acquired in ClinForce acquisition;

 

    - a reduction in interest expense for the year ended December 31, 2001 of
      $10.2 million as a result of the repayment, in connection with our initial
      public offering, of $38.8 million, including accrued interest, of senior
      subordinated debt (12.00% interest rate) plus an approximate $1.6 million
      redemption premium and $95.7 million of borrowings outstanding under our
      credit facility using the applicable weighted average interest rate in
      effect during the period January 1-October 30, 2001 (7.87%); offset by
      $0.4 million of additional interest expense related to the ClinForce
      acquisition;

 
    - additional expense related to this offering of $1.0 million; and
 

    - additional income tax expense of $3.3 million as a result of the above
      adjustments.

 

(d) Includes expenses related to a discontinued management incentive
    compensation plan of $2.1 million for the seven-month period
    January 1-July 29, 1999. The management incentive compensation plan was
    discontinued on July 30, 1999.

 

(e) Non-recurring indirect transaction costs consist of non-capitalizable
    transition bonuses and integration costs related to the TravCorps
    acquisition and expenses related to this transaction.

 

(f) Prior to July 30, 1999, our predecessor, Cross Country Staffing, operated as
    a partnership under the applicable provisions of the Internal Revenue Code,
    and, accordingly, income related to the operations of Cross Country Staffing
    was taxed directly to its partners.

 

(g) Reflects the operating results of HospitalHub, Inc., which began operations
    in 1999. We completed the divestiture of HospitalHub, Inc. during the second
    quarter of 2001.

 

(h) Extraordinary loss on early extinguishment of debt consists of a
    $1.6 million prepayment penalty from the early redemption of the
    subordinated pay-in-kind notes and the write-off of $6.4 million of debt
    isssuance costs related to the repayment of borrowings outstanding under our
    credit facility, net of applicable taxes.

 

(i) The financial data contained herein for the period prior to July 30, 1999,
    is that of our predecessor, Cross Country Staffing, a partnership, for which
    share and per share amounts were not applicable.

 

(j) We define EBITDA as income before interest, income taxes, depreciation,
    amortization and non-recurring indirect transaction costs. EBITDA should not
    be considered a measure of financial performance under generally accepted
    accounting principles. Items excluded from EBITDA are significant components
    in understanding and assessing financial performance. EBITDA is a key
    measure used by management to evaluate our operations and provide useful
    information to investors. EBITDA should not be considered in isolation or as
    an alternative to net income, cash flows generated by operations, investing
    or financing activities, or other financial statement data presented in the
    consolidated financial statements as indicators of financial performance or
    liquidity. Because EBITDA is not a measurement determined in accordance with
    generally accepted accounting principles and is thus susceptible to varying
    calculations, EBITDA as presented may not be comparable to other similarly
    titled measures of other companies.

 

(k) FTE's represent the average number of contract staffing personnel on a
    full-time equivalent basis.

 

(l) Weeks worked is calculated by multiplying the FTE's by the number of weeks
    during the respective period.

 

(m) Average healthcare staffing revenue per FTE per week is calculated by
    dividing the healthcare staffing revenue by the number of weeks worked in
    the respective periods. Healthcare staffing revenue includes revenue from
    permanent placement of nurses.

 
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                                  RISK FACTORS
 
RISKS RELATED TO OUR BUSINESS
 
CURRENTLY WE ARE UNABLE TO RECRUIT ENOUGH NURSES TO MEET OUR CLIENTS' DEMANDS
FOR OUR NURSE STAFFING SERVICES, LIMITING THE POTENTIAL GROWTH OF OUR STAFFING
BUSINESS.
 
    We rely significantly on our ability to attract, develop and retain nurses
and other healthcare personnel who possess the skills, experience and, as
required, licensure necessary to meet the specified requirements of our
healthcare staffing clients. We compete for healthcare staffing personnel with
other temporary healthcare staffing companies, as well as actual and potential
clients, some of which seek to fill positions with either regular or temporary
employees. Currently, there is a shortage of qualified nurses in most areas of
the United States and competition for nursing personnel is increasing. At this
time we do not have enough nurses to meet our clients' demands for our nurse
staffing services. This shortage of nurses limits our ability to grow our
staffing business. Furthermore, we believe that the aging of the existing nurse
population and declining enrollments in nursing schools will further exacerbate
the existing nurse shortage. In addition, in the aftermath of the terrorist
attacks on New York and Washington, we experienced a temporary interruption of
normal business activity. Similar events in the future could result in
additional temporary or longer-term interruptions of our normal business
activity.
 
THE COSTS OF ATTRACTING AND RETAINING QUALIFIED NURSES AND OTHER HEALTHCARE
PERSONNEL MAY RISE MORE THAN WE ANTICIPATE.
 
    We compete with other healthcare staffing companies for qualified nurses and
other healthcare personnel. Because there is currently a shortage of qualified
healthcare personnel, competition for these employees is intense. To induce
healthcare personnel to sign on with them, our competitors may increase hourly
wages or other benefits. If we do not raise wages in response to such increases
by our competitors, we could face difficulties attracting and retaining
qualified healthcare personnel. In addition, if we raise wages in response to
our competitors' wage increases and are unable to pass such cost increases on to
our clients, our margins could decline.
 
OUR COSTS OF PROVIDING HOUSING FOR NURSES AND OTHER HEALTHCARE PERSONNEL MAY BE
HIGHER THAN WE ANTICIPATE AND, AS A RESULT, OUR MARGINS COULD DECLINE.
 
    We currently have approximately 3,100 apartments on lease throughout the
U.S. If the costs of renting apartments and furniture for our nurses and other
healthcare personnel increase more than we anticipate and we are unable to pass
such increases on to our clients, our margins may decline. To the extent the
length of a nurse's housing lease exceeds the term of the nurse's staffing
contract, we bear the risk that we will be obligated to pay rent for housing we
do not use. To limit the costs of unutilized housing, we try to secure leases
with term lengths that match the term lengths of our staffing contracts,
typically 13 weeks. In some housing markets we have had, and believe we will
continue to have, difficulty identifying short-term leases. If we cannot
identify a sufficient number of appropriate short-term leases in regional
markets, or, if for any reason, we are unable to efficiently utilize the
apartments we do lease, we may be required to pay rent for unutilized housing
or, to avoid such risk, we may forego otherwise profitable opportunities.
 
DECREASES IN PATIENT OCCUPANCY AT OUR CLIENTS' FACILITIES MAY ADVERSELY AFFECT
THE PROFITABILITY OF OUR BUSINESS.
 
    Demand for our temporary healthcare staffing services is significantly
affected by the general level of patient occupancy at our clients' facilities.
When a hospital's occupancy increases, temporary employees are often added
before full-time employees are hired. As occupancy decreases, clients may reduce
their use of temporary employees before undertaking layoffs of their regular
employees. We also
 
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may experience more competitive pricing pressure during periods of occupancy
downturn. In addition, if a trend emerges toward providing healthcare in
alternative settings, as opposed to acute care hospitals, occupancy at our
clients' facilities could decline. This reduction in occupancy could adversely
affect the demand for our services and our profitability.
 
WE ARE DEPENDENT ON THE PROPER FUNCTIONING OF OUR INFORMATION SYSTEMS.
 
    Our company is dependent on the proper functioning of our information
systems in operating our business. Critical information systems used in daily
operations identify and match staffing resources and client assignments and
perform billing and accounts receivable functions. Our information systems are
protected through physical and software safeguards and we have backup remote
processing capabilities. However, they are still vulnerable to fire, storm,
flood, power loss, telecommunications failures, physical or software break-ins
and similar events. In the event that critical information systems fail or are
otherwise unavailable, these functions would have to be accomplished manually,
which could temporarily impact our ability to identify business opportunities
quickly, to maintain billing and clinical records reliably and to bill for
services efficiently.
 
WE MAY EXPERIENCE DIFFICULTIES WITH OUR RECENTLY IMPLEMENTED FINANCIAL PLANNING
AND REPORTING SYSTEM.
 

    In March 2001, we implemented a new financial planning and reporting system.
We may face difficulties or incur additional costs integrating data, including
data from companies acquired by us, to make it compatible with the new system.
In addition, we are in the process of upgrading this system. If we experience
difficulties with our system, or delays relating to the upgrade of the system,
our ability to generate timely and accurate financial reports could be adversely
affected.

 
IF REGULATIONS THAT APPLY TO US CHANGE, WE MAY FACE INCREASED COSTS THAT REDUCE
OUR REVENUE AND PROFITABILITY.
 
    The temporary healthcare staffing industry is regulated in many states. In
some states, firms such as our company must be registered to establish and
advertise as a nurse staffing agency or must qualify for an exemption from
registration in those states. If we were to lose any required state licenses, we
could be required to cease operating in those states. The introduction of new
regulatory provisions could substantially raise the costs associated with hiring
temporary employees. For example, some states could impose sales taxes or
increase sales tax rates on temporary healthcare staffing services. These
increased costs may not be able to be passed on to clients without a decrease in
demand for temporary employees. In addition, if government regulations were
implemented that limited the amounts we could charge for our services, our
profitability could be adversely affected.
 
FUTURE CHANGES IN REIMBURSEMENT TRENDS COULD HAMPER OUR CLIENTS' ABILITY TO PAY
US.
 
    Many of our clients are reimbursed under the federal Medicare program and
state Medicaid programs for the services they provide. In recent years, federal
and state governments have made significant changes in these programs that have
reduced reimbursement rates. In addition, insurance companies and managed care
organizations seek to control costs by requiring that healthcare providers, such
as hospitals, discount their services in exchange for exclusive or preferred
participation in their benefit plans. Future federal and state legislation or
evolving commercial reimbursement trends may further reduce, or change
conditions for, our clients' reimbursement. Limitations on reimbursement could
reduce our clients' cash flows, hampering their ability to pay us.
 
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COMPETITION FOR ACQUISITION OPPORTUNITIES MAY RESTRICT OUR FUTURE GROWTH BY
LIMITING OUR ABILITY TO MAKE ACQUISITIONS AT REASONABLE VALUATIONS.
 
    Our business strategy includes increasing our market share and presence in
the temporary healthcare staffing industry through strategic acquisitions of
companies that complement or enhance our business. We have historically faced
competition for acquisitions. In the future, this could limit our ability to
grow by acquisitions or could raise the prices of acquisitions and make them
less accretive to us. In addition, restrictive covenants in our credit facility,
including a covenant that requires us to obtain bank approval for any
acquisition over $25.0 million, may limit our ability to complete desirable
acquisitions. If we are unable to secure necessary financing under our credit
facility or otherwise, we may be unable to complete desirable acquisitions.
 
WE MAY FACE DIFFICULTIES INTEGRATING OUR ACQUISITIONS INTO OUR OPERATIONS AND
OUR ACQUISITIONS MAY BE UNSUCCESSFUL, INVOLVE SIGNIFICANT CASH EXPENDITURES OR
EXPOSE US TO UNFORESEEN LIABILITIES.
 
    We continually evaluate opportunities to acquire healthcare staffing
companies and other human capital management services companies that complement
or enhance our business and frequently have preliminary acquisition discussions
with some of these companies.
 
    These acquisitions involve numerous risks, including:
 
    - potential loss of key employees or clients of acquired companies;
 
    - difficulties integrating acquired personnel and distinct cultures into our
      business;
 
    - difficulties integrating acquired companies into our operating, financial
      planning and financial reporting systems;
 
    - diversion of management attention from existing operations; and
 
    - assumption of liabilities and exposure to unforeseen liabilities of
      acquired companies, including liabilities for their failure to comply with
      healthcare regulations.
 
    These acquisitions may also involve significant cash expenditures, debt
incurrence and integration expenses that could have a material adverse effect on
our financial condition and results of operations. Any acquisition may
ultimately have a negative impact on our business and financial condition.
 
SIGNIFICANT LEGAL ACTIONS COULD SUBJECT US TO SUBSTANTIAL UNINSURED LIABILITIES.
 
    In recent years, healthcare providers have become subject to an increasing
number of legal actions alleging malpractice, product liability or related legal
theories. Many of these actions involve large claims and significant defense
costs. In addition, we may be subject to claims related to torts or crimes
committed by our employees or temporary staffing personnel. In some instances,
we are required to indemnify clients against some or all of these risks. A
failure of any of our employees or personnel to observe our policies and
guidelines intended to reduce these risks, relevant client policies and
guidelines or applicable federal, state or local laws, rules and regulations
could result in negative publicity, payment of fines or other damages. To
protect ourselves from the cost of these claims, we maintain professional
malpractice liability insurance and general liability insurance coverage in
amounts and with deductibles that we believe are appropriate for our operations.
However, our insurance coverage may not cover all claims against us or continue
to be available to us at a reasonable cost. If we are unable to maintain
adequate insurance coverage, we may be exposed to substantial liabilities.
 
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IF OUR INSURANCE COSTS INCREASE SIGNIFICANTLY, THESE INCREMENTAL COSTS COULD
NEGATIVELY AFFECT OUR FINANCIAL RESULTS.
 
    The costs related to obtaining and maintaining professional and general
liability insurance and health insurance for healthcare providers has been
increasing. The cost of our professional and general liability insurance per FTE
increased by approximately 124% in 2001. The cost of our healthcare insurance
per FTE increased by approximately 50% in 2001. If the cost of carrying this
insurance continues to increase significantly, we will recognize an associated
increase in costs which may negatively affect our margins. This could have an
adverse impact on our financial condition and the price of our common stock.
 
IF WE BECOME SUBJECT TO MATERIAL LIABILITIES UNDER OUR SELF-INSURED PROGRAMS,
OUR FINANCIAL RESULTS MAY BE ADVERSELY AFFECTED.
 
    We provide workers compensation coverage through a program that is partially
self-insured. In addition, we provide medical coverage to our employees through
a partially self-insured preferred provider organization. If we become subject
to substantial uninsured workers compensation or medical coverage liabilities,
our financial results may be adversely affected.
 
OUR CLIENTS MAY TERMINATE OR NOT RENEW THEIR STAFFING CONTRACTS WITH US.
 
    Our travel staffing arrangements with clients are generally terminable upon
30 or 90 days' notice. We may have fixed costs, including housing costs,
associated with terminated arrangements that we will be obligated to pay
post-termination.
 
    Our clinical trials staffing business is conducted under long-term contracts
with individual clients that may conduct numerous clinical trials. Some of these
long-term contracts are terminable by the clients without cause upon 30 to
60 days notice.
 
OUR INDEMNITY FROM W. R. GRACE, IN CONNECTION WITH OUR ACQUISITION OF THE ASSETS
OF CROSS COUNTRY STAFFING, MAY BE MATERIALLY IMPAIRED BY GRACE'S FINANCIAL
CONDITION.
 
    In connection with our acquisition from W. R. Grace & Co. of the assets of
Cross Country Staffing, our predecessor, Grace agreed to indemnify us against
damages arising out of the breach of certain representations or warranties of
Grace, as well as against any liabilities retained by Grace. In March 2001,
Grace filed a voluntary petition under Chapter 11 of the United States
Bankruptcy Code. This bankruptcy filing could materially impair Grace's
obligations to indemnify us.
 
RISKS RELATED TO THIS OFFERING
 
BECAUSE OUR PRINCIPAL STOCKHOLDERS CONTROL US, THEY WILL BE ABLE TO DETERMINE
THE OUTCOME OF ALL MATTERS SUBMITTED TO OUR STOCKHOLDERS FOR APPROVAL,
REGARDLESS OF THE PREFERENCES OF OTHER STOCKHOLDERS.
 
    Following this offering, assuming there is no exercise by the underwriters
of the right to purchase an additional 1,350,000 shares, Charterhouse Equity
Partners III, or CEP III, and investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Private
Equity together will own approximately 37% of our outstanding common stock.
Accordingly, acting together, they will be able to substantially influence:
 
    - the election of directors;
 
    - management and policies; and
 
    - the outcome of any corporate transaction or other matter submitted to our
      stockholders for approval, including mergers, consolidations and the sale
      of all or substantially all of our assets.
 
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Currently, our board of directors is comprised of ten members, two of whom are
designees of CEP III and two of whom are designees of investment funds managed
by Morgan Stanley Private Equity. Under our stockholders' agreement, CEP III and
the funds managed by Morgan Stanley Private Equity will each have the right to
designate two directors for nomination to our board of directors. This number
decreases if either CEP III or the funds managed by Morgan Stanley Private
Equity reduce their respective ownership by more than 50% of their holdings
prior to our initial public offering. Their interests may conflict with the
interests of the other holders of common stock.
 
AFTER GIVING EFFECT TO THIS OFFERING, WE WILL HAVE AN AGGREGATE OF 12,366,937
RESTRICTED SHARES OF COMMON STOCK, ALL OF WHICH ARE ELIGIBLE FOR SALE UNDER
RULE 144 OF THE SECURITIES ACT. FUTURE SALES OF THESE SHARES MAY CAUSE OUR STOCK
PRICE TO DECLINE.
 
    Sales of substantial amounts of the restricted shares in the public market,
or the perception that these sales could occur, could adversely affect the
market price of our common stock and could materially impair our future ability
to raise capital through offerings of our common stock. Based on the number of
common shares outstanding as of February 28, 2002, an aggregate of 32,243,959
shares of common stock will be outstanding after this offering. Of these,
19,877,022 shares will be freely tradeable without restriction or further
registration.
 
    In connection with this offering, we and our executive officers and
directors and the selling stockholders, have agreed not to sell or transfer any
shares of our common stock for a specified period of time after completion of
this offering without the underwriters' consent. While the underwriters may
release these shares from the restrictions at any time, this will be done, if at
all, only on a case-by-case basis. The underwriters do not currently have any
intention of consenting to a waiver of these restrictions. See "Shares Eligible
for Future Sale" and "Underwriting" included elsewhere in this prospectus.
 
    Furthermore, CEP III and investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Private
Equity each have demand rights to cause us to file, at our expense, a
registration statement under the Securities Act covering resales of their
shares. After giving effect to this offering, these shares represent
approximately 37% of our outstanding common stock. These shares may also be sold
under Rule 144 of the Securities Act, depending on their holding period and
subject to significant restrictions in the case of shares held by persons deemed
to be our affiliates.
 

    In addition, we registered 4,398,001 shares of common stock for issuance
under our stock option plans. Options to purchase 3,479,296 shares of common
stock were issued and outstanding as of February 28, 2002, of which, as of
February 28, 2002, options to purchase 1,507,236 shares were vested. Common
stock issued upon exercise of stock options, except by our executive officers
and directors, under our benefit plans are eligible for resale in the public
market without restriction.

 
    We cannot predict what effect, if any, market sales of shares held by any
stockholder or the availability of these shares for future sale will have on the
market price of our common stock. See "Shares Eligible for Future Sales" for a
more detailed description of the restrictions on selling shares of our common
stock after this offering.
 
IF OUR STOCK PRICE FLUCTUATES AFTER THIS OFFERING, YOU COULD LOSE A SIGNIFICANT
PART OF YOUR INVESTMENT.
 
    Since our initial public offering in October 2001, the closing price of our
common stock has ranged from a low of $20.00 to a high of $30.97 per share. In
addition, the stock market in general and healthcare companies in particular
have experienced extreme volatility that often has been unrelated to the
operating performance or prospects of particular companies. You may not be able
to resell your shares at or above the offering price due to fluctuations in the
market price of our common stock due to changes in our operating performance or
prospects or market conditions.
 
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IF PROVISIONS IN OUR CORPORATE DOCUMENTS AND DELAWARE LAW DELAY OR PREVENT A
CHANGE IN CONTROL OF OUR COMPANY, WE MAY BE UNABLE TO CONSUMMATE A TRANSACTION
THAT OUR STOCKHOLDERS CONSIDER FAVORABLE.
 
    Our certificate of incorporation and by-laws may discourage, delay or
prevent a merger or acquisition involving us that our stockholders may consider
favorable. For example, our certificate of incorporation authorizes our board of
directors to issue up to 10,000,000 shares of "blank check" preferred stock.
Without stockholder approval, the board of directors has the authority to attach
special rights, including voting and dividend rights, to this preferred stock.
With these rights, preferred stockholders could make it more difficult for a
third party to acquire us. Delaware law may also discourage, delay or prevent
someone from acquiring or merging with us.
 
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               SPECIAL NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
 
    Some of the matters discussed in this prospectus include forward-looking
statements. Statements that are predictive in nature, that depend upon or refer
to future events or conditions or that include words such as "expects,"
"anticipates," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates" and similar
expressions are forward-looking statements. These statements involve known and
unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results
and performance to be materially different from any future results or
performance expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. These
factors include the following:
 
    - our ability to attract and retain qualified nurses and other healthcare
      personnel;
 
    - costs and availability of short-term leases for our travel nurses;
 
    - demand for the healthcare services we provide, both nationally and in the
      regions in which we operate;
 
    - the functioning of our information systems;
 
    - the effect of existing or future government regulation and federal and
      state legislative and enforcement initiatives on our business;
 
    - our clients' ability to pay us for our services;
 
    - our ability to successfully implement our acquisition and development
      strategies;
 
    - the effect of liabilities and other claims asserted against us; and
 
    - the effect of competition in the markets we serve.
 
    Although we believe that these statements are based upon reasonable
assumptions, we can not guarantee future results. Given these uncertainties, the
forward-looking statements discussed in this prospectus might not occur. These
forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this prospectus. Except as
may be required under applicable statutes, regulations or court decisions, we
undertake no obligation to update or revise them.
 

                                USE OF PROCEEDS
 
    The selling stockholders will receive all of the net proceeds from selling
the common stock offered hereby. We will not receive any proceeds from this
offering.
 

                                DIVIDEND POLICY
 
    We have never paid or declared cash dividends on our common stock. We
currently intend to retain all future earnings for use in the operation and
expansion of our business and do not anticipate declaring or paying cash
dividends in the foreseeable future. In addition, covenants in our credit
facility limit our ability to declare and pay cash dividends on our common
stock.
 
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                          PRICE RANGE OF COMMON STOCK
 
    Our common stock commenced trading on the Nasdaq National Market under the
symbol "CCRN" on October 25, 2001. The following table sets forth, for the
periods indicated, the high and low closing sale prices per share of our common
stock on the Nasdaq National Market. (Such prices reflect inter-dealer prices,
without retail mark-up, mark-down or commission and may not represent actual
transactions.)
 


<Table>
<Caption>
                                                                HIGH       LOW
                                                              --------   --------
<S>                                                           <C>        <C>
Fiscal Year Ended December 31, 2001
  Fourth Quarter (from October 25, 2001)....................   $28.00     $20.00
 
Fiscal Year Ended December 31, 2002
  First Quarter (through March 13, 2002)....................   $30.97     $21.13
</Table>


 

    On March 13, 2002, the last reported sale price for our common stock on the
Nasdaq National Market was $27.72 per share. As of February 28, 2002, there were
approximately 219 stockholders of record of our common stock. Because many of
such shares are held by brokers or other institutions on behalf of stockholders,
we are unable to estimate the total number of stockholders represented by these
record holders.

 
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                                 CAPITALIZATION
 

    The following table shows our capitalization as of December 31, 2001.

 
    In addition, you should read the following table in conjunction with our
consolidated financial statements and the accompanying notes which are contained
elsewhere in this prospectus.
 


<Table>
<Caption>
                                                              AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2001(A)
                                                              --------------------------
                                                                    (IN THOUSANDS)
<S>                                                           <C>
Long-term debt:
  Revolving loan facility...................................           $  2,500
  Term loan.................................................             45,000
  Note payable..............................................              1,365
                                                                       --------
Total debt..................................................             48,865
  Less current maturities...................................              3,790
                                                                       --------
    Total long-term debt....................................             45,075
 
Stockholders' equity:
  Undesignated preferred stock, $0.01 par value, 10,000,000
    shares authorized, none issued and outstanding..........                 --
  Common stock, $0.0001 par value, 100,000,000 shares
    authorized, 32,211,745 shares issued and outstanding....                  3
  Additional paid-in capital................................            258,152
  Retained earnings.........................................             12,929
  Accumulated other comprehensive earnings..................             (1,157)
                                                                       --------
    Total stockholders' equity..............................            269,927
                                                                       --------
      Total capitalization..................................           $315,002
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</Table>


 
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(a) Excludes the impact of approximately $1.0 million in estimated expenses
    ($0.6 million net of taxes) associated with this offering.

 
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                 SELECTED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL AND OTHER DATA
 

    The selected consolidated financial data as of December 31, 2000 and 2001
and for the five-month period July 30, 1999 to December 31, 1999 and for the
years ended December 31, 2000 and 2001 are derived from the audited consolidated
financial statements of Cross Country, Inc. included elsewhere in this
prospectus. The selected financial data as of December 31, 1998 and July 29,
1999 and for the year ended December 31, 1998 and for the seven-month period
January 1, 1999 to July 29, 1999 have been derived from the audited financial
statements of Cross Country Staffing, included elsewhere in this prospectus. The
selected financial data as of December 31, 1999 was derived from the financial
statements of Cross Country, Inc. that have been audited but not included in
this prospectus. The selected financial data as of December 31, 1997 and for the
year then ended were derived from the financial statements of Cross Country
Staffing that have been audited but not included in this prospectus.

 

    The pro forma as adjusted consolidated statement of operations for the year
ended December 31, 2001 are pro forma for the ClinForce acquisition and as
adjusted for our initial public offering of 8,984,375 shares of our common stock
on October 24, 2001 and the estimated expenses related to this offering as if
these events had occurred on January 1, 2001.

 
    The following selected consolidated financial data should be read in
conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and related notes of
Cross Country, Inc., Cross Country Staffing, TravCorps Corporation and
Subsidiary, ClinForce and Heritage, the "Pro Forma Condensed Consolidated
Statement of Operations" and related notes, "Management's Discussion and
Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" and other financial
information included elsewhere in this prospectus.
 
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<Table>
<Caption>
                                             PREDECESSOR(A)                                        YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31,
                               -------------------------------------------   PERIOD FROM    -------------------------------------
                                     YEAR ENDED             PERIOD FROM        JULY 30
                                    DECEMBER 31,         JANUARY 1 THROUGH     THROUGH                                 PRO FORMA
                               -----------------------       JULY 29,        DECEMBER 31,                             AS ADJUSTED
                                  1997         1998            1999            1999(B)         2000         2001        2001(C)
                               ----------   ----------   -----------------   ------------   ----------   ----------   -----------
                                                    (DOLLARS IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT SHARE AND PER SHARE DATA)
<S>                            <C>          <C>          <C>                 <C>            <C>          <C>          <C>
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF
  OPERATIONS DATA
Revenue from services........  $  138,560   $  158,592       $  106,047       $   87,727    $ 367,690    $ 500,503    $  508,196
Operating expenses:
  Direct operating
    expenses.................     108,726      121,951           80,187           68,036      273,095      374,651       380,001
  Selling, general and
    administrative
    expenses(d)..............      16,051       19,070           12,688            9,257       49,027       68,392        69,998
  Bad debt expense...........         624          722              157              511          433        1,274         1,274
  Depreciation...............         150          264              212              155        1,324        2,579         2,614
  Amortization...............         875          859              496            4,422       13,701       15,158        15,431
  Non-recurring indirect
    transaction costs(e).....          --           --               --               --        1,289           --         1,000
                               ----------   ----------       ----------       ----------    ----------   ----------   ----------
  Total operating expenses...     126,426      142,866           93,740           82,381      338,869      462,054       470,318
                               ----------   ----------       ----------       ----------    ----------   ----------   ----------
Income from operations.......      12,134       15,726           12,307            5,346       28,821       38,449        37,878
Other (income) expense:
  Interest expense, net......       1,647          850              230            4,821       15,435       14,422         4,849
  Other expense..............          37          183              190               --           --           --            --
                               ----------   ----------       ----------       ----------    ----------   ----------   ----------
Income before income taxes,
  discontinued operations and
  extraordinary item.........      10,450       14,693           11,887              525       13,386       24,027        33,029
Income tax expense(f)........          --           --               --              672        6,730       10,364        13,830
                               ----------   ----------       ----------       ----------    ----------   ----------   ----------
Income (loss) before
  discontinued operations and
  extraordinary item.........      10,450       14,693           11,887             (147)       6,656       13,663        19,199
Discontinued operations, net
  of income taxes:
  Loss from discontinued
    operations(g)............          --           --               --             (195)      (1,604)          --            --
  Loss on disposal(g)........          --           --               --               --         (454)        (207)           --
                               ----------   ----------       ----------       ----------    ----------   ----------   ----------
Net income (loss) before
  extraordinary item.........      10,450       14,693           11,887             (342)       4,598       13,456        19,199
Extraordinary loss on early
  extinguishment of debt, net
  of income taxes(h).........          --           --               --               --           --       (4,784)           --
                               ----------   ----------       ----------       ----------    ----------   ----------   ----------
Net income (loss)............  $   10,450   $   14,693       $   11,887       $     (342)   $   4,598    $   8,672    $   19,199
                               ==========   ==========       ==========       ==========    ==========   ==========   ==========
Net income (loss) per common
  share--basic(i):
  Income (loss) before
    discontinued operations
    and extraordinary item...                                                 $    (0.01)   $    0.29    $    0.55
  Discontinued operations....                                                      (0.01)       (0.09)       (0.01)
                                                                              ----------    ----------   ----------
Net income (loss) before
  extraordinary item.........                                                      (0.02)        0.20         0.54
Extraordinary loss on early
  extinguishment of debt.....                                                         --           --        (0.19)
                                                                              ----------    ----------   ----------
Net income (loss)............                                                 $    (0.02)   $    0.20    $    0.35
                                                                              ==========    ==========   ==========
 
Net income (loss) per common
  share--diluted(i):
  Income (loss) before
    discontinued operations
    and extraordinary item...                                                 $    (0.01)   $    0.29    $    0.54
  Discontinued operations....                                                      (0.01)       (0.09)       (0.01)
                                                                              ----------    ----------   ----------
Net income (loss) before
  extraordinary item.........                                                      (0.02)        0.20         0.53
Extraordinary loss on early
  extinguishment of debt.....                                                         --           --        (0.19)
                                                                              ----------    ----------   ----------
Net income (loss)............                                                 $    (0.02)   $    0.20    $    0.34
                                                                              ==========    ==========   ==========
 
Weighted-average common
  shares outstanding:
  Basic......................                                                 15,291,749    23,205,388   24,881,218
  Diluted....................                                                 15,291,749    23,205,388   25,222,936
 
OTHER OPERATING DATA
EBITDA(j)....................  $   13,159   $   16,849       $   13,015       $    9,923    $  45,135    $  56,186    $   56,923
EBITDA as % of revenue.......         9.5%        10.6%            12.3%            11.3%        12.3%        11.2%         11.2%
 
FTE's(k).....................       2,102        2,264            2,466            2,789        4,167        4,816         4,890
Weeks worked(l)..............     109,313      117,728           73,980           61,358      216,684      250,432       254,280
Average healthcare staffing
  revenue per FTE per
  week(m)....................  $    1,268   $    1,347       $    1,429       $    1,417    $   1,619        1,854         1,856
 
Net cash flow provided by
  operating activities.......  $   12,374   $   14,434       $   12,178       $    6,301    $  10,397    $  19,702
Net cash flow provided by
  (used in) investing
  activities.................  $     (309)  $     (977)      $     (202)      $    1,370    $  (9,584)   $ (42,321)
Net cash flow (used in)
  provided by financing
  activities.................  $  (12,064)  $  (13,458)      $  (11,977)      $   (3,101)   $  (5,641)   $  25,262
</Table>


 
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<Table>
<Caption>
                                                      AS OF DECEMBER 31,                           AS OF DECEMBER 31,
                                                    ----------------------      AS OF      ----------------------------------
                                                       1997        1998     JULY 29, 1999     1999        2000        2001
                                                    ----------  ----------  -------------  ----------  ----------  ----------
<S>                                                 <C>         <C>         <C>            <C>         <C>         <C>
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET DATA
Working capital...................................  $   12,372  $   12,871   $    9,752    $   33,998  $   34,375  $   69,165
Cash and cash equivalents.........................           1          --           --         4,828          --       2,644
Total assets......................................      36,080      41,901       44,464       309,695     317,626     361,980
Total debt........................................      18,700      13,173        7,874       159,074     157,272      48,865
Stockholders' equity(n)...........................       7,122      13,451       19,466       118,742     123,340     269,927
</Table>


 
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(a) On July 29, 1999, we acquired the assets of Cross Country Staffing which,
    for accounting and reporting purposes, is our predecessor. Financial data
    for the period prior to July 30, 1999 is that of Cross Country Staffing.

 
(b) Includes TravCorps results from December 16, 1999, the date of its
    acquisition, through December 31, 1999.
 

(c) Reflects the following adjustments as if our initial public offering, this
    offering (from which we will receive no proceeds) and the ClinForce
    acquisition had occurred on January 1, 2001:

 

    - additional amortization expense of $0.2 million related to $29.3 million
      of goodwill and other intangibles acquired in the ClinForce acquisition;

 

    - a reduction in interest expense of $10.2 million as a result of the
      repayment, in connection with our initial public offering, of
      $38.8 million, including accrued interest, of senior subordinated debt
      (12.00% interest rate) plus an approximate $1.6 million redemption premium
      and $95.7 million of borrowings outstanding under our credit facility
      using the applicable weighted average interest rate in effect during the
      period January 1-October 30, 2001 (7.87%); offset by $0.4 million of
      additional interest expense related to the ClinForce acquisition;

 
    - additional expense related to this offering of $1.0 million; and
 

    - additional income tax expense of $3.3 million as a result of the above
      adjustments.

 

(d) Includes expenses related to a discontinued management incentive
    compensation plan of $2.1 million for the seven-month period
    January 1-July 29, 1999. The management incentive compensation plan was
    discontinued on July 30, 1999.

 

(e) Non-recurring indirect transaction costs consist of non capitalizable
    transition bonuses and integration costs related to the TravCorps
    acquisition and expenses related to this transaction.

 
(f) Prior to July 30, 1999, our predecessor, Cross Country Staffing, operated as
    a partnership under the applicable provisions of the Internal Revenue Code,
    and, accordingly, income related to the operations of Cross Country Staffing
    was taxed directly to its partners.
 
(g) Reflects the operating results of HospitalHub, Inc., which began operations
    in 1999. We completed the divestiture of HospitalHub, Inc. during the second
    quarter of 2001.
 

(h) Extraordinary loss on early extinguishment of debt consists of a
    $1.6 million prepayment penalty from the early redemption of the
    subordinated pay-in-kind notes and the write-off of $6.4 million of debt
    issuance costs related to the repayment of borrowings under our credit
    facility, net of applicable taxes.

 

(i) The financial data contained herein for periods prior to July 30, 1999, is
    that of our predecessor, Cross Country Staffing, a partnership, for which
    share and per share amounts were not applicable.

 

(j) We define EBITDA as income before interest, income taxes, depreciation,
    amortization and non-recurring indirect transaction costs. EBITDA should not
    be considered a measure of financial performance under generally accepted
    accounting principles. Items excluded from EBITDA are significant components
    in understanding and assessing financial performance. EBITDA is a key
    measure used by management to evaluate our operations and provide useful
    information to investors. EBITDA should not be considered in isolation or as
    an alternative to net income, cash flows generated by operations, investing
    or financing activities, or other financial statement data presented in the
    consolidated financial statements as indicators of financial performance or
    liquidity. Because EBITDA is not a measurement determined in accordance with
    generally accepted accounting principles and is thus susceptible to varying
    calculations, EBITDA as presented may not be comparable to other similarly
    titled measures of other companies.

 

(k) FTE's represent the average number of contract staffing personnel on a
    full-time equivalent basis.

 

(l) Weeks worked is calculated by multiplying the FTE's by the number of weeks
    during the respective period.

 

(m) Average healthcare staffing revenue per FTE per week is calculated by
    dividing the healthcare staffing revenue by the number of weeks worked in
    the respective periods. Healthcare staffing revenue includes revenue from
    permanent placement of nurses.

 

(n) Consists of partners' capital for periods prior to July 30, 1999, since our
    predecessor, Cross Country Staffing, was a partnership.

 
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       UNAUDITED PRO FORMA CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS
 

    We acquired ClinForce on March 16, 2001. The pro forma condensed
consolidated statement of operations for the year ended December 31, 2001 gives
effect to the acquisition of ClinForce as if the transaction had occurred on
January 1, 2001. The pro forma information is based on the historical statements
of the acquired business giving effect to the transaction under the purchase
method of accounting and the assumptions and adjustments described in the
accompanying notes to the Pro Forma Condensed Consolidated Statement of
Operations.

 

    The Company acquired Gill/Balsano Consulting, LLC on April 1, 2001, NovaPro
on January 3, 2002 and Jennings Ryan & Kolb, Inc. on March 6, 2002.
Gill/Balsano, NovaPro and Jennings Ryan & Kolb's results of operations are
immaterial to us; therefore such results have been excluded from the unaudited
Pro Forma Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations.

 

    The pro forma information as adjusted for this offering, and our initial
public offering of 8,984,375 shares of our common stock on October 24, 2001 for
the year ended December 31, 2001, assumes the repayment of certain of our
indebtedness using a portion of the net proceeds received from our initial
public offering as if such offering and the repayment had occurred on
January 1, 2001.

 

    This pro forma information does not purport to be indicative of the combined
results of operations that actually would have taken place if the transactions
had occurred at such dates. The Pro Forma Condensed Consolidated Statement of
Operations should be read in conjunction with the Consolidated Financial
Statements and related notes thereto included elsewhere in this prospectus.

 


<Table>
<Caption>
                                                                 YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2001
                                    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                    PRO FORMA                   ADJUSTMENTS
                                                                   ACQUISITION     PRO FORMA    FOR PUBLIC       PRO FORMA
                                    CROSS COUNTRY   CLINFORCE(A)   ADJUSTMENTS      COMBINED     OFFERINGS      AS ADJUSTED
                                    -------------   ------------   -----------     ----------   -----------     -----------
                                                    (DOLLARS IN THOUSANDS, EXCEPT SHARE AND PER SHARE DATA)
<S>                                 <C>             <C>            <C>             <C>          <C>             <C>
Revenue from services.............    $  500,503     $    7,693                    $  508,196                   $  508,196
Operating expenses:
  Direct operating expenses.......       374,651          5,350                       380,001                      380,001
  Selling, general and
    administrative expenses.......        68,392          1,606                        69,998                       69,998
  Bad debt expense................         1,274                                        1,274                        1,274
  Depreciation....................         2,579             35                         2,614                        2,614
  Amortization....................        15,158             92           181(b)       15,431                       15,431
  Non-recurring indirect
    transaction costs.............            --             --                            --        1,000(c)        1,000
                                      ----------     ----------                    ----------                   ----------
Total operating expenses..........       462,054          7,083                       469,318                      470,318
Income from operations............        38,449            610                        38,878                       37,878
Interest expense, net.............        14,422            179           401(d)       15,002      (10,153)(e)       4,849
                                      ----------     ----------                    ----------                   ----------
Income before income taxes........        24,027            431                        23,876                       33,029
Income tax expense................        10,364            166         (224)(f)       10,306        3,524(f)       13,830
                                      ----------     ----------                    ----------                   ----------
Income from continuing
  operations......................    $   13,663     $      265                    $   13,570                   $   19,199
                                      ==========     ==========                    ==========                   ==========
Income from continuing operations
  per common share:
  Basic...........................    $     0.55                                   $     0.55
                                      ==========                                   ==========
  Diluted.........................    $     0.54                                   $     0.54
                                      ==========                                   ==========
Weighted average common shares
  outstanding:
  Basic...........................    24,881,218                                   24,881,218
  Diluted.........................    25,222,936                                   25,222,936
</Table>


 
--------------------------
(a) Represents the historical consolidated revenues and direct operating
    expenses of ClinForce for the period from January 1, 2001 through March 16,
    2001. ClinForce was a subsidiary of Edgewater prior to being acquired by us
    in March 2001. Edgewater provided substantial services to ClinForce during
    2000. Edgewater traditionally charged ClinForce a management fee for tax
    planning services and information system services through corporate
    allocations which were generally based on a percent of sales. The amount of
    corporate
 
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    allocations was dependent upon the total amount of anticipated allocable
    costs incurred by Edgewater, less amounts charged as a specific cost or
    expense rather than by allocation. The amounts allocated for these services
    are not included in these pro forma statements because they are not
    necessarily indicative of amounts that would have been incurred by ClinForce
    had it operated on a stand-alone basis. Expenses relating to corporate
    advertising, accounting and legal services, officer salaries and other
    selling, general and administrative expenses were not allocated by Edgewater
    to ClinForce for internal financial statement purposes, and therefore, no
    amounts have been allocated for their services in the pro forma financial
    statements. As a result of our corporate infrastructure, which we believe is
    sufficient to support our combined operations, including ClinForce, without
    any additional incremental expenses, we believe the total expenses presented
    in the Pro Forma Combined column fairly present the operating expenses
    expected to be incurred on a going-forward basis.
 
(b) Pro forma adjustment to record the amortization of intangible assets
    acquired as a result of the ClinForce acquisition. Our intangible assets are
    amortized on a straight-line basis over periods ranging from 4.5--25 years.
 
(c) Pro forma adjustment to include estimated expenses of $1.0 million related
    to this offering.
 

(d) Pro forma adjustment to record interest costs associated with the financing
    of the ClinForce acquisition using the weighted average interest rate in
    effect for the year ended December 31, 2001 (8.59%).

 

(e) Adjustment to record pro forma interest expense reduction as if
    $138.8 million of proceeds from our initial public offering were used to
    reduce outstanding debt through the repayment of $38.8 million including
    accrued interest of senior subordinated debt (12.00% interest rate), plus an
    approximate $1.6 million redemption premium and repayment of $95.7 million
    of borrowings outstanding under our credit facility (7.87% applicable
    weighted average interest rate), as of January 1, 2001. Approximately
    $2.8 million of the proceeds were used for general corporate purposes.

 
(f) Pro forma adjustment for estimated income taxes at combined federal and
    state statutory rates for the effect of the other adjustments.
 
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          MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION
                           AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
 
    THE FOLLOWING DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF OUR FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS
OF OPERATIONS SHOULD BE READ IN CONJUNCTION WITH SELECTED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL
AND OTHER DATA AND OUR CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND THE ACCOMPANYING
NOTES THAT APPEAR ELSEWHERE IN THIS PROSPECTUS.
 
OVERVIEW
 

    We are one of the largest providers of healthcare staffing services in the
United States. Approximately 80% of our revenue is derived from travel nurse
staffing services. We also provide staffing of clinical research professionals
and allied healthcare professionals such as radiology technicians,
rehabilitation therapists and respiratory therapists. Our staffing operations
are complemented by other human capital management services, including search
and recruitment, consulting, education and training and resource management
services. For the year ended December 31, 2001, our revenue and EBITDA were
$500.5 million and $56.2 million, respectively.

 
HISTORY
 
    In July 1999, an affiliate of Charterhouse Group International, Inc. and
certain members of management acquired the assets of Cross Country Staffing, our
predecessor, from W. R. Grace & Co. Upon the closing of this transaction, we
changed from a partnership to a C corporation form of ownership. In
December 1999, we acquired TravCorps Corporation, which was owned by investment
funds managed by Morgan Stanley Private Equity and certain members of TravCorps'
management and subsequently changed our name to Cross Country TravCorps, Inc. In
May 2001, we changed our name to Cross Country, Inc.
 
REVENUE
 

    Travel nurse staffing revenue is received primarily from acute care
hospitals. Our clinical trials staffing revenue is received primarily from
pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, as well as medical device
manufacturers. Revenue from allied health staffing services is received from
numerous sources, including providers of radiation, rehabilitation and
respiratory services at hospitals, nursing homes, sports medicine clinics and
schools. Revenue from our search and recruitment, consulting and education and
training services is received from numerous sources, including hospitals,
physician group practices, insurance companies and individual healthcare
professionals. Our fees are paid directly by our clients rather than by
government or other third-party payors.

 

    Revenue is recognized when services are rendered. Accordingly, accounts
receivable includes an accrual for employees' time worked but not yet invoiced.
Similarly, accrued compensation includes an accrual for employees time worked
but not yet paid. Each of our field employees on travel assignment works for us
under a contract. These contracts typically last 13 weeks. Payroll contract
employees are hourly employees whose contract specifies the hourly rate they
will be paid, including applicable overtime, and any other benefits they are
entitled to receive during the contract period. For payroll contract employees,
we bill clients at an hourly rate and assume all employee costs, including
payroll, withholding taxes, benefits and professional liability insurance and
Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, requirements, as well as
any travel and housing arrangements. Mobile contract employees are hourly
employees of the hospital client and receive an agreement that specifies the
hourly rates they will be paid by the hospital employer, as well as any benefits
they are entitled to receive from us. For mobile contract employees, we provide
recruitment, housing in apartments leased by the Company and travel
reimbursement. The Company's contract with the healthcare professional obligates
it to provide these services to the healthcare professional. The Company is
compensated for the services it provides at a predetermined rate negotiated
between the Company and its hospital

 
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client, without regard to the Company's cost of providing these services.
Currently, more than 98% of our employees work under payroll contracts.

 
    Our healthcare staffing revenue and earnings are impacted by the relative
supply of and demand for nurses at healthcare facilities. We rely significantly
on our ability to recruit and retain nurses and other healthcare personnel who
possess the skills, experience and, as required, licensure necessary to meet the
specified requirements of our clients. Shortages of qualified nurses and other
healthcare personnel could limit our ability to fill open assignments and grow
our revenue and EBITDA.
 
    Fluctuations in patient occupancy at our clients' facilities may also affect
the profitability of our business. As occupancy increases, temporary employees
are often added before full-time employees are hired. As occupancy decreases,
clients tend to reduce their use of temporary employees before undertaking
layoffs of their regular employees. In addition, we may experience more
competitive pricing pressure during periods of occupancy downturn.
 
ACQUISITIONS
 
    In March 2002, we acquired the stock of Jennings Ryan & Kolb, Inc., a
healthcare management consulting company, for $1.8 million in cash, the
assumption of $0.3 million in debt and potential earnout payments of
$1.8 million.
 
    In January 2002, we acquired the assets of the NovaPro healthcare staffing
division of HR Logic Holdings, Inc. for $7.1 million in cash. NovaPro targets
nurses seeking more customized benefits packages.
 
    In May 2001, we acquired Gill/Balsano, a healthcare management consulting
firm, for $1.8 million in cash and potential earnout payments of $2.0 million.
 

    In March 2001, we acquired ClinForce for $31.4 million in cash. In
July 2001 a post-closing purchase price adjustment increased the purchase price
and goodwill by $1.4 million each. ClinForce supplies supplemental staffing
services for clinical trials.

 

    In December 2000, we completed the acquisition of Heritage Professional
Education, LLC (Heritage), a provider of continuing education programs to the
healthcare community, for a purchase price of approximately $6.5 million in cash
and potential earnout payments of approximately $6.5 million of which
$1.5 million has been earned relative to 2001, but will be paid in 2002.

 

    In July 2000, we acquired E-Staff, an application service provider that has
developed an internet subscription-based communication, scheduling,
credentialing and training service business for healthcare providers, for
$1.5 million in cash and potential earnout payments of $3.8 million.

 
    In December 1999, we acquired all outstanding shares of TravCorps' common
stock in exchange for shares of our common stock then valued at approximately
$32.1 million and we assumed TravCorps' debt of $45.0 million.
 
DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS
 
    In December 2000, we committed to a formal plan to divest
HospitalHub, Inc., or HospitalHub, our electronic job board business, which
began operations in 1999. The operating results of HospitalHub have been
accounted for as discontinued operations in our consolidated financial
statements and notes thereto and in the other financial information included
herein. We completed the divestiture of HospitalHub in the second quarter of
2001.
 
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GOODWILL AND OTHER INTANGIBLE ASSETS
 

    Goodwill and other intangible assets from the acquisition of the assets of
Cross Country Staffing, our predecessor, and from subsequent acquisitions were
$147.1 million and $97.0 million, respectively, at December 31, 2001. Goodwill
and other intangible assets are being amortized using the straight-line method
over their estimated useful lives ranging from 4.5 to 25 years. Goodwill and
other intangible assets represented 91% of our stockholders' equity as of
December 31, 2001. The amount of goodwill and other intangible assets amortized
equaled 39.4% of our income from operations for the year ended December 31,
2001.

 

    In June 2001, the Financial Accounting Standards Board issued Statement of
Financial Accounting Standard (FASB) No. 141, BUSINESS COMBINATIONS and FASB
Statement No. 142, INTANGIBLE ASSETS. FASB Statement No. 141 eliminates the
pooling-of-interests method of accounting for business combinations. FASB
Statement No. 142 clarifies the criteria to recognize intangible assets
separately from goodwill and promulgates that goodwill and intangible assets
deemed to have indefinite lives not be amortized. Instead, these assets will be
reviewed for impairment annually with any related losses recognized in earnings
when incurred. Other intangible assets will continue to be amortized over their
useful lives.

 

    The Company will apply the new rules on accounting for goodwill and other
intangible assets beginning in the first quarter of 2002. Application of the
nonamortization provisions of the Statement is expected to result in an increase
in net income of $7.6 million ($0.22 per share) per year. During the first
six months of 2002, the Company will perform the required initial impairment
tests of goodwill and indefinite lived intangible assets as of January 1, 2002.
The Company believes that the results of this test will not have a material
impact on the financial position or results of operations of the Company.

 

    In August 2001, the FASB issued Statement No. 144, ACCOUNTING FOR THE
IMPAIRMENT OR DISPOSAL OF LONG-LIVED ASSETS. FASB Statement No. 144 is effective
for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2001, and interim periods within
those fiscal years. The Company will adopt this statement beginning in the first
quarter of 2002. This statement addresses financial accounting and reporting for
the impairment or disposal of long-lived assets. It supersedes FASB Statement
No. 121, ACCOUNTING FOR THE IMPAIRMENT OF LONG-LIVED ASSETS AND FOR LONG-LIVED
ASSETS TO BE DISPOSED OF. The Company believes the adoption of FASB Statement
No. 144 will not have a material impact on its consolidated financial
statements.

 
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RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
 
    The following table summarizes, for the periods indicated, selected
statement of operations data expressed as a percentage of revenue:
 


<Table>
<Caption>
                                                        PREDECESSOR
                                                        -----------
                                                        PERIOD FROM   PERIOD FROM          YEAR ENDED
                                                        JANUARY 1-      JULY 30-          DECEMBER 31,
                                                         JULY 29,     DECEMBER 31,   ----------------------
AS A % OF REVENUE                                          1999           1999         2000          2001
-----------------                                       -----------   ------------   --------      --------
<S>                                                     <C>           <C>            <C>           <C>
Revenue...............................................     100.0%        100.0%       100.0%        100.0%
Direct operating expenses.............................      75.6          77.6         74.3          74.9
Selling, general and administrative expenses..........      12.0          10.5         13.3          13.7
Bad debt expense......................................       0.1           0.6          0.1           0.2
                                                           -----         -----        -----         -----
EBITDA(a).............................................      12.3          11.3         12.3          11.2
Depreciation and amortization.........................       0.7           5.2          4.1           3.5
Non-recurring indirect transaction costs..............        --            --          0.4            --
                                                           -----         -----        -----         -----
Income from operations................................      11.6           6.1          7.8           7.7
Interest expense, net.................................       0.2           5.5          4.2           2.9
Other expenses........................................       0.2            --           --            --
                                                           -----         -----        -----         -----
Income before income taxes, discontinued operations
  and extraordinary item..............................      11.2           0.6          3.6           4.8
Income tax expense(b).................................        --           0.8          1.8           2.1
                                                           -----         -----        -----         -----
Net income (loss) before discontinued operations and
  extraordinary item..................................      11.2          (0.2)         1.8           2.7
Loss from discontinued operations, net of income
  taxes...............................................        --          (0.2)        (0.4)           --
Estimated loss on disposal of discontinued
  operations..........................................        --            --         (0.1)           --
                                                           -----         -----        -----         -----
Net income (loss) before extraordinary item...........      11.2%         (0.4)%        1.3%          2.7%
Extraordinary loss on early extinguishment of debt....        --            --           --          (1.0)
                                                           -----         -----        -----         -----
Net income (loss).....................................      11.2%         (0.4)%        1.3%          1.7%
                                                           =====         =====        =====         =====
</Table>


 
------------------------
 
(a) We define EBITDA as income before interest, income taxes, depreciation,
    amortization and non-recurring indirect transaction costs. EBITDA should not
    be considered a measure of financial performance under generally accepted
    accounting principles. Items excluded from EBITDA are significant components
    in understanding and assessing financial performance. EBITDA is a key
    measure used by management to evaluate our operations and provide useful
    information to investors. EBITDA should not be considered in isolation or as
    an alternative to net income, cash flows generated by operations, investing
    or financing activities, or other financial statement data presented in the
    consolidated financial statements as indicators of financial performance or
    liquidity. Because EBITDA is not a measurement determined in accordance with
    generally accepted accounting principles and is thus susceptible to varying
    calculations, EBITDA as presented may not be comparable to other similarly
    titled measures of other companies.
 

(b) Prior to July 30, 1999, we were a partnership for which income tax expense
    was determined at the individual partner level.

 
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SEGMENT INFORMATION
 


<Table>
<Caption>
                                                     PREDECESSOR
                                                 -------------------
                                                     PERIOD FROM          PERIOD FROM          YEAR ENDED
                                                     JANUARY 1-            JULY 30-           DECEMBER 31,
                                                      JULY 29,           DECEMBER 31,      -------------------
                                                        1999                 1999            2000       2001
                                                 -------------------   -----------------   --------   --------
                                                                    (DOLLARS IN THOUSANDS)
<S>                                              <C>                   <C>                 <C>        <C>
Revenue:
  Healthcare staffing..........................       $101,398             $ 85,595        $350,856   $464,343
  Other human capital management services......          4,649                2,132          16,834     36,160
                                                      --------             --------        --------   --------
                                                      $106,047             $ 87,727        $367,690   $500,503
                                                      ========             ========        ========   ========
Contribution income/(loss)(a):
  Healthcare staffing..........................       $ 19,409             $ 15,518        $ 61,937   $ 73,196
  Other human capital management services......            693                  (95)          1,240      3,648
Unallocated corporate overhead.................         (7,087)              (5,500)        (18,042)   (20,658)
                                                      --------             --------        --------   --------
EBITDA                                                $ 13,015             $  9,923        $ 45,135   $ 56,186
                                                      ========             ========        ========   ========
</Table>


 
------------------------
 

(a) We define contribution income as earnings before interest, taxes,
    depreciation, amortization and corporate expenses not specifically
    identified to a reporting segment.

 

YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2001 COMPARED TO YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2000

 

    Revenue for the year ended December 31, 2001 totaled $500.5 million as
compared to $367.7 million for the year ended December 31, 2000. Revenue
included from Heritage and ClinForce, which were acquired on December 26, 2000
and March 16, 2001, respectively, totaled $43.2 million for the year ended
December 31, 2001. Excluding the effects of these acquisitions, revenue
increased 24.4%, as compared with the year ended December 31, 2000.

 

    Revenue from our healthcare staffing segment for the year ended
December 31, 2001 totaled $464.3 million as compared to $350.9 million for the
year ended December 31, 2000. Revenue included from ClinForce, which was
acquired on March 16, 2001 totaled $28.3 million for the year ended
December 31, 2001. Excluding the effect of this acquisition, revenue increased
$85.1 million or 24.3%, as compared with 2000 revenue. The increase was
attributable to a higher average hourly bill rate in all businesses and
increased numbers of field employees in both the travel nursing and allied
health staffing businesses, offset in part by a modest reduction in the hours
billed per FTE per week. The average number of hours worked per week per FTE
decreased primarily as a result of an increase in the number of nurses working
three 12-hour shifts rather than five 8-hour shifts. For the year ended
December 31, 2001, 86.5% of our healthcare staffing revenue was generated by
nurse staffing operations and 13.5% was generated by other operations. For the
year ended December 31, 2000, 92.8% of our healthcare staffing revenue was
generated by nurse staffing operations and 7.2% was generated by other
operations. This shift is primarily a result of our expansion of healthcare
staffing services into the clinical trials sector through our acquisition of
ClinForce.

 

    Revenue from our other human capital management services segment for the
year ended December 31, 2001 totaled $36.2 million as compared to $16.8 million
for the year ended December 31, 2000. Revenue included from Heritage, which was
acquired on December 26, 2000, totaled $14.9 million for the year ended
December 31, 2001. Excluding the effect of this acquisition, revenue increased
$4.5 million, or 26.2%, as compared with the year ended December 31, 2000. This
increase is primarily due to more favorable pricing in our physician search and
existing consulting businesses, as well as our acquisition of Gill/Balsano.

 

    Direct operating expenses are comprised primarily of field employee
compensation expenses, housing expenses, travel expenses and field insurance
expenses. Direct operating expenses totaled $374.7 million for the year ended
December 31, 2001 as compared to $273.1 million for the year ended December 31,
2000. As a percentage of revenue, direct operating expenses represented 74.9% of

 
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revenue for the year ended December 31, 2001 compared with 74.3% for the year
ended December 31, 2000. The increase in direct operating expenses as a percent
of revenue was mostly attributable to an increase in field salaries, housing
costs, and health and professional liability insurance, along with an increase
in the percentage of nurses working under staffing rather than mobile contracts.
These increases were partly offset by the relatively lower direct operating
expenses as a percent of revenue for each of Heritage and ClinForce.

 

    Selling, general and administrative expenses for the year ended
December 31, 2001 totaled $68.4 million as compared to $49.0 million for the
year ended December 31, 2000. As a percentage of revenue, selling, general and
administrative expenses represented 13.7% of revenue for the year ended
December 31, 2001 compared with 13.3% for the year ended December 31, 2000. The
increase is a result of the acquisitions of Heritage, ClinForce, and
Gill/Balsano, which have historically higher selling, general and administrative
expenses than the travel nurse staffing business.

 

    Bad debt expense for the year ended December 31, 2001 totaled $1.3 million
as compared to $0.4 million for the year ended December 31, 2000. As a
percentage of revenue, bad debt expense represented 0.2% of revenue for 2001
compared with 0.1% for 2000. This increase is primarily due to an increase in
the percentage of accounts receivable greater than 90 days.

 

    EBITDA, as a result of the above, totaled $56.2 million for the year ended
December 31, 2001 as compared to $45.1 million for the year ended 2000. As a
percentage of revenue, EBITDA represented 11.2% of revenue for the year ended
December 31, 2001 compared with 12.3% for the year ended December 31, 2000.

 

    Depreciation and amortization expense for the year ended December 31, 2001
totaled $17.7 million as compared to $15.0 million for the year ended
December 31, 2000. The increase in depreciation and amortization expense in 2001
was due primarily to increased amortization of goodwill and other intangibles
resulting from the Heritage and ClinForce acquisitions. As a percentage of
revenue, depreciation and amortization expense represented 3.5% of revenue for
2001 compared with 4.1% for the year ended December 31, 2000.

 

    Non-recurring indirect transaction costs totaled $1.3 million for the year
ended December 31, 2000, which consisted primarily of transition bonuses related
to the TravCorps acquisition.

 

    Income from operations for the year ended December 31, 2001 totaled
$38.4 million as compared to $28.8 million for the year ended December 31, 2000.
As a percentage of revenue, income from operations represented 7.7% of revenue
for the year ended December 31, 2001 compared with 7.8% for the year ended
December 31, 2000.

 

    Net interest expense for the year ended December 31, 2001 totaled
$14.4 million as compared to $15.4 million for the year ended December 31, 2000.
The decrease in 2001 was primarily due to the repayment of approximately
$134.5 million debt with the proceeds received from our initial public offering
of common stock in October 2001 and a decrease in interest rates.

 

    Income from continuing operations before income taxes for the year ended
December 31, 2001 totaled $24.0 million as compared to $13.4 million for the
year ended December 31, 2000.

 

    Income tax expense for the year ended December 31, 2001 was $10.4 million as
compared to $6.7 million for the year ended December 31, 2000. The Company's
effective tax rate was 43.1% for the year ended December 31, 2001 and 50.3% for
the year ended December 31, 2000. This decline in our effective tax rate was
primarily a result of non-deductible amortization expenses representing a
smaller proportion of our income from continuing operations before income taxes.
For the year ended December 31, 2001 and 2000, amortization of non-deductible
intangibles resulting from the TravCorps acquisition was $2.0 million and
$2.8 million, respectively.

 
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    As a result of the above, income before discontinued operations and
extraordinary item totaled $13.7 million for the year ended December 31, 2001 as
compared to $6.7 million for the year ended December 31, 2000.

 

    Losses from discontinued operations, net of income tax benefits, for the
years ended December 31, 2001 and December 31, 2000, were $0.2 million and
$2.1 million, respectively, in connection with HospitalHub, which began
operations in 1999. The divestiture of HospitalHub was completed in the second
quarter of 2001.

 

    Extraordinary loss on the early extinguishment of debt totaled
$4.8 million, after tax, for the year ended December 31, 2001. This amount
represents the write off of $6.4 million in loan fees due to the repayment of
$134.5 million of debt and a prepayment penalty of $1.6 million on the early
termination of $39 million of subordinated debt, less applicable taxes. The debt
was repaid with proceeds from the Company's initial public offering of common
stock in October 2001.

 

    Net income for the year ended December 31, 2001 totaled $8.7 million as
compared to $4.6 million for the year ended December 31, 2000.

 
YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2000 COMPARED TO FIVE-MONTH PERIOD
  JULY 30-DECEMBER 31, 1999 AND THE
  SEVEN-MONTH PERIOD JANUARY 1-JULY 29, 1999
 
    Revenue for the year ended December 31, 2000 totaled $367.7 million as
compared to $193.8 million for the two periods that comprise 1999. Revenue for
the two periods that comprise 1999 includes the results of TravCorps from its
date of acquisition on December 16, 1999. Had the results of TravCorps'
operations for the full year of 1999 been included with the combined revenue for
the two periods in 1999, revenue would have increased by 19.9% to
$367.7 million in 2000 from $306.6 million in 1999.
 
    Revenue from our healthcare staffing segment for the year ended
December 31, 2000 totaled $350.9 million as compared to $187.0 million for the
two periods that comprise 1999. Revenue for the two periods that comprise 1999
includes the results of TravCorps from its date of acquisition on December 16,
1999. Had the results of TravCorps' operations for the full year of 1999 been
included with the combined revenue for the two periods in 1999, revenue from our
healthcare staffing segment would have increased by 22.7% to $350.9 million in
2000 from $285.9 million in 1999. The increase was attributable to an increase
in the average number of traveling nurses, a higher average hourly bill rate and
increased allied health staffing revenue. For the year ended December 31, 2000,
92.8% of healthcare staffing revenue was generated by nurse staffing operations
and 7.2% was generated by other operations. For the two periods that comprise
1999, 91.9% of healthcare staffing revenue was generated by nurse staffing
operations and 8.1% was generated by other operations.
 

    Revenue from our other human capital management services segment for the
year ended December 31, 2000 totaled $16.8 million as compared to $6.8 million
for the two periods that comprise 1999. Revenue for the two periods that
comprise 1999 includes the results of TravCorps from its date of acquisition on
December 16, 1999. Had the results of TravCorps' operations for the full year of
1999 been included with the combined revenue for the two periods in 1999,
revenue from our other human capital management services segment would have
decreased by 18.4% to $16.8 million in 2000 from $20.6 million in 1999. This
decrease was due to a decrease in year 2000-related bioengineering consulting
services offset, in part, by an increase in our physician search, recruitment
and consulting business.

 
    Direct operating expenses for the year ended December 31, 2000 totaled
$273.1 million as compared to $68.0 million for the five-month period
July 30-December 31, 1999 and $80.2 million for the seven-month period
January 1-July 29, 1999. As a percentage of revenue, direct operating expenses
represented 74.3% of revenue for the year ended December 31, 2000 compared with
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five-month period July 30-December 31, 1999 and 75.6% for the seven-month period
January 1-July 29, 1999. The relative improvement was largely a result of the
inclusion of revenue from our search, recruitment and consulting subsidiaries,
for which all salaries and related expenses are classified as selling, general
and administrative expenses. We acquired these subsidiaries in December 1999 in
connection with our acquisition of the assets of TravCorps. In addition, for
1999, a change was made in the manner by which we compensated travel nurses and
allied health professionals which resulted in greater direct operating expenses,
as a percentage of revenue for the five-month period July 30-December 31, 1999.
 
    Selling, general and administrative expenses for the year ended
December 31, 2000 totaled $49.0 million as compared to $9.3 million for the
five-month period July 30-December 31, 1999 and $12.7 million for the
seven-month period January 1-July 29, 1999. As a percentage of revenue, selling,
general and administrative expenses represented 13.3% of revenue for the year
ended December 31, 2000 compared with 10.5% for the five-month period
July 30-December 31, 1999 and 12.0% for the seven-month period
January 1-July 29, 1999. The relative increase in 2000 resulted from inclusion
of the TravCorps operations, which historically have had greater selling,
general and administrative expenses on a percentage of revenue basis. The
decrease in selling, general and administrative expenses during the period
July 30-December 31, 1999 as compared with the period January 1-July 30, 1999
was due to the modification of a management incentive program in July 1999.
 

    Bad debt expense for the year ended December 31, 2000 totaled $0.4 million
as compared to $0.5 million for the five-month period July 30-December 31, 1999
and $0.2 million for the seven-month period January 1-July 29, 1999. As a
percentage of revenue, bad debt expense represented 0.1% of revenue for 2000
compared with 0.6% for the five-month period July 30-December 31, 1999 and 0.1%
for the seven-month period January 1-July 29, 1999. The increase in bad debt
expense during the five-month period July 30-December 31, 1999 was due to the
increase in the aging of accounts relating to one hospital client.

 
    EBITDA, as a result of the above, totaled $45.1 million for the year ended
December 31, 2000 as compared to $9.9 million for the five-month period
July 30-December 31, 1999 and $13.0 million for the seven-month period
January 1-July 29, 1999. As a percentage of revenue, EBITDA represented 12.3% of
revenue for the year ended December 31, 2000 compared with 11.3% for the
five-month period July 30-December 31, 1999 and 12.3% for the seven-month period
January 1-July 29, 1999.
 
    Depreciation and amortization expense for the year ended December 31, 2000
totaled $15.0 million as compared to $4.6 million for the five-month period
July 30-December 31, 1999 and $0.7 million for the seven-month period
January 1-July 29, 1999. The increase in depreciation and amortization expense
in 2000 was due to amortization of goodwill resulting from the acquisition of
the assets of Cross Country Staffing and the TravCorps acquisition. As a
percentage of revenue, depreciation and amortization expense represented 4.1% of
revenue for 2000 compared with 5.2% for the five-month period
July 30-December 31, 1999 and 0.7% for the seven-month period
January 1-July 29, 1999.
 
    Non-recurring indirect transaction costs totaled $1.3 million for the year
ended December 31, 2000, which consisted primarily of transition bonuses related
to the TravCorps acquisition.
 
    Income from operations for the year ended December 31, 2000 totaled
$28.8 million as compared to $5.3 million for the five-month period
July 30-December 31, 1999 and $12.3 million for the seven-month period
January 1-July 29, 1999. As a percentage of revenue, income from operations
represented 7.8% of revenue for the year ended December 31, 2000 compared with
6.1% for the five-month period July 30-December 31, 1999 and 11.6% for the
seven-month period January 1-July 29, 1999.
 
    Net interest expense for the year ended December 31, 2000 totaled
$15.4 million as compared to $4.8 million for the five-month period
July 30-December 31, 1999 and $0.2 million for the seven-month
 
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period January 1-July 29, 1999. The increase in 2000, and for the five-month
period July 30-December 31, 1999, was due to debt incurred in connection with
our acquisition of the assets of Cross Country Staffing in July 1999 and a
higher weighted average effective borrowing rate.
 

    Income before income taxes and discontinued operations for the year ended
December 31, 2000 totaled $13.4 million as compared to $0.5 million for the
five-month period July 30-December 31, 1999 and $11.9 million for the
seven-month period January 1-July 29, 1999.

 
    Income tax expense for the year ended December 31, 2000 was $6.7 million as
compared to $0.7 million for the five-month period July 30-December 31, 1999.
Our effective tax rate was 50.3% for the year ended December 31, 2000 and 128.0%
for the period July 30-December 31, 1999 largely as a result of non-deductible
expenses. Excluding the effects of non-deductible items and the tax benefit of
our discontinued operations, our effective tax rates for the year ended
December 31, 2000 and for the period July 30-December 31, 1999 were 41.5% and
34.7%, respectively. Prior to July 30, 1999, we were a partnership for which
income tax expense was determined at the partner level. Pro forma adjustments
have been made in the Cross Country Staffing financial statements included
elsewhere in this prospectus as if we were subject to federal income taxes for
the seven-month period January 1-July 29, 1999 using a 49.0% effective tax rate.
On a pro forma basis, income tax expense was $5.8 million for the seven-month
period January 1-July 29, 1999.
 

    Income before discontinued operations totaled $6.7 million for the year
ended December 31, 2000 as compared to a loss of $0.1 million for the five-month
period July 30-December 31, 1999.

 
    Losses from discontinued operations, net of income tax benefits, for the
year ended December 31, 2000, and the five-month period July 30-December 31,
1999, were $1.6 million and $0.2 million, respectively, in connection with
HospitalHub, which began operations in 1999. Also for the year ended
December 31, 2000, a $0.5 million loss was recognized on the planned disposal of
HospitalHub. The divestiture of HospitalHub was completed in the second quarter
of 2001.
 

    Net income for the year ended December 31, 2000 totaled $4.6 million as
compared to a net loss of $0.3 million for the five-month period
July 30-December 31, 1999. Net income for the seven-month period
January 1-July 29, 1999 was $6.0 million, including a pro forma adjustment for
income tax expense as discussed above.

 
LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES
 

    As of December 31, 2001, we had a current ratio, the amount of current
assets divided by current liabilities, of 2.9 to 1.0. Working capital increased
by $34.8 million to $69.2 million as of December 31, 2001, compared to
$34.4 million as of December 31, 2000. The increase in working capital is
primarily due to the repayment of $22.2 million of the current portion of our
long-term debt and an increase in accounts receivable. Although accounts
receivable increased, days sales outstanding remained at 64 days at
December 31, 2001, the same as December 31, 2000.

 
    Our operating cash flows constitute our primary source of liquidity and
historically have been sufficient to fund our working capital, capital
expenditures, internal business expansion and debt service. We believe that our
capital resources are sufficient to meet our working capital needs for the next
twelve months. We expect to meet our future working capital, capital
expenditures, internal business expansion, debt service and acquisition
requirements from a combination of operating cash flow and funds available under
our credit facility.
 

    On October 30, 2001, the Company completed its initial public offering of
7,812,500 shares of common stock at $17.00 share. Additionally, the underwriters
exercised the over-allotment option of 1,171,875 shares, bringing the total
number of shares issued to 8,984,375. Total proceeds received by the company,
net of expenses related to the initial public offering were $138.8 million. The
proceeds were used to repay $89.6 million of our outstanding balance under the
term loan portion of our senior

 
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secured credit facility, $6.1 million of our outstanding balance under the
revolver portion of our senior secured credit facility, and $40.3 million to
redeem our outstanding senior subordinated pay-in-kind notes, including the
associated redemption premium. The remainder of the proceeds was used for
general corporate purposes.

 

    On February 27, 2002, we filed a registration statement with the Securities
and Exchange Commission for the sale of 9,000,000 shares of common stock by
existing shareholders. We will not receive any of the proceeds from the sale of
these shares and expect we will pay approximately $1.0 million dollars of
expenses in 2002.

 
CREDIT FACILITY
 

    The credit facility is provided by a lending syndicate comprised of Citicorp
USA, GE Capital, Wachovia Bank, Deutsche Bank, Suntrust Bank, Fleet Bank,
Highland Capital Management, L.P., ING US Capital, Sovereign Bank, KZH Pamco
LLC, Bank of America and Provident Bank of Maryland. We amended our credit
facility in in February, 2002. The amended credit facility is comprised of
(i) a revolving credit facility of up to $30.0 million, including a swing-line
sub-facility of $7.0 million and a letter of credit sub-facility of
$10.0 million, and (ii) a $45.0 million term loan facility. The revolving
facility matures on July 29, 2005 and the term loan facility has staggered
maturities through 2005.

 

    Borrowings under the amended credit facility bear interest at variable rates
based, at our option, on LIBOR or the prime rate plus various applicable margins
which are determined by the amended credit facility. As of December 31, 2001,
the weighted average effective interest rate under the amended credit facility
was 9.21%. We are required to pay a quarterly commitment fee at a rate of 0.50%
per annum on unused commitments under the revolving loan facility. As of
December 31, 2001, we had $2.5 million outstanding under our revolving credit
facility and $6.3 million of outstanding letters of credit, leaving availability
under our revolving credit facility of $21.2 million.

 

    The terms of the credit facility include customary covenants and events of
default. Our investments covenant requires us to obtain the consent of our
lenders to complete any acquisition, the costs of which exceeds $25.0 million.
In the event of an event of default, our lenders may terminate their lending
commitments to us and declare our outstanding indebtedness under the credit
facility due and payable, together with accrued but unpaid interests and fees.
Borrowings under the amended credit facility are collateralized by substantially
all our assets and the assets of our subsidiaries.

 

YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2001 COMPARED TO YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2000

 

    Net cash provided by operating activities during 2001 increased
$9.3 million to $19.7 million compared to $10.4 million during 2000. Investing
activities totaled $42.3 million during 2001 compared to a use of $9.6 million
during 2000. Investing activities in 2001 included approximately $32.8 million
for the acquisition of ClinForce and $2.1 million for the acquisitions of
Heritage and Gill/Balsano. Investing activities during 2000 included
$6.2 million for the acquisition of Heritage and $1.5 million for the
acquisition of E-Staff. Net cash provided by financing activities during 2001
totaled $25.3 million compared to cash used in financing activities of
$5.6 million in 2000. The increase in cash provided by financing activities in
2001 was due to the Company's initial public offering and the proceeds from
issuance of debt for acquisitions; offset by repayments of debt using the
offering proceeds and funds generated by operations.

 
YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2000 COMPARED TO THE FIVE-MONTH PERIOD
  JULY 30-DECEMBER 31, 1999 AND THE SEVEN-MONTH PERIOD JANUARY 1-JULY 29, 1999
 

    Net cash provided by operating activities for 2000 increased $4.1 million to
a provision of $10.4 million as compared to a provision of $6.3 million for the
five-month period July 30-December 31, 1999 and a provision of $12.2 million for
the seven-month period

 
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January 1-July 29, 1999. Excluding income tax expense, our cash flow from
operations was $17.1 million in 2000 compared with $7.0 million for the period
July 30-December 31, 1999 and $12.2 million for the period January 1-July 29,
1999. The use of cash from investing activities for 2000 increased
$11.0 million to a use of $9.6 million as compared to a provision of
$1.4 million for the five-month period from July 30-December 31, 1999 and a use
of $0.2 million for the seven-month period January 1-July 29, 1999. Investing
activities during 2000 included $6.2 million for the acquisition of Heritage and
$1.5 million for the acquisition of E-Staff as compared to net cash provided by
acquisitions for the five-month period July 30-December 31, 1999 of
$1.8 million from the acquisition of TravCorps. No acquisitions were completed
during the period from January 1-July 30, 1999. Net cash used by financing
activities for 2000 increased $2.5 million to a use of $5.6 million as compared
to a use of $3.1 million for the five-month period July 30-December 31, 1999 and
a use of $12.0 million for the seven-month period January 1-July 29, 1999.
Financing activities for 2000 consisted of borrowings and repayments under debt
agreements, including primarily $5.1 million of net repayments under our term
loan agreement, borrowing of $3.9 million of subordinated debt and net
repayments under our revolver and swing line agreements of $1.0 million.

 
INFLATION
 

    During the last several years, the rate of inflation in healthcare related
services has exceeded that of the economy as a whole. This inflation has
increased our direct operating costs. We are also impacted by fluctuations in
housing costs and recently by increases in costs of professional and general and
healthcare insurance. Historically, we have been able to recoup the negative
impact of such fluctuations by increasing our billing rates. We may not be able
to continue increasing our billing rates and increases in our direct operating
costs may adversely affect us in the future. In addition, our clients are
impacted by payments of healthcare benefits by federal and state governments as
well as private insurers.

 
QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK
 

    We are exposed to interest rate changes, primarily as a result of our credit
facility which bears interest based on floating rates. We are party to an
interest rate swap agreement which fixes the interest rate paid on
$45.0 million of borrowings under our credit facility at 6.705% plus the
applicable margin. The swap matures in February 2003. Prior to January 2001, we
accounted for the swap agreement as a hedge, which means changes in the fair
value of the swap were not required to be recognized in earnings. Effective
January 1, 2001, we adopted FASB Statement No. 133 ACCOUNTING FOR DERIVATIVE
INSTRUMENTS AND HEDGING ACTIVITIES. Upon adopting FASB Statement No. 133, we
recorded a liability for the fair value of the swap, which reduced consolidated
stockholders' equity by $0.9 million. We will recognize changes in the fair
value of the swap in earnings to the extent such changes are greater or less
than the corresponding change in the fair value of the future variable interest
payments on the portion of the debt underlying the swap. During the year ended
December 31, 2001, other comprehensive income has been reduced by $1.2 million
as a result of this interest rate swap. The fair value of our interest rate swap
at December 31, 2001 was $2.5 million and is separately stated in our
consolidated balance sheets. Changes in interest rates, which result in a yield
curve that is different from those projected, may cause changes in the fair
value of the swap.

 

    A 1% change in interest rates on variable rate debt would have resulted in
interest expense fluctuating approximately $0.4 million for 1999 and
$1.2 million for both 2000 and 2001.

 
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                        BUSINESS OF CROSS COUNTRY, INC.
 
OVERVIEW OF OUR COMPANY
 

    We are one of the largest providers of healthcare staffing services in the
United States. Approximately 80% of our revenue is derived from travel nurse
staffing services. Other staffing services include the placement of clinical
research professionals and allied healthcare professionals such as radiology
technicians, rehabilitation therapists and respiratory therapists. We also
provide other human capital management services, including search and
recruitment, consulting, education and training and resource management
services. Our active client base includes over 3,000 hospitals, pharmaceutical
companies and other healthcare providers across all 50 states. Our fees are paid
directly by our clients rather than by government or other third-party payors.
We are well positioned to take advantage of current industry dynamics, including
the growing shortage of nurses in the United States, the growing demand for
healthcare services and the trend among healthcare providers toward outsourcing
staffing services. For the year ended December 31, 2001 our revenue and EBITDA
were $500.5 million and $56.2 million, respectively.

 
OVERVIEW OF OUR INDUSTRY
 
    The STAFFING INDUSTRY REPORT, an independent staffing industry publication,
estimated that the healthcare segment of the temporary staffing market generated
$7.2 billion in revenue in 2000 and that this segment would grow 18% to
$8.5 billion in 2001.
 
    The most common temporary nurse staffing alternatives available to hospital
administrators are travel nurses and per diem nurses.
 
    - Travel nurse staffing involves placement of registered nurses on a
      contracted, fixed-term basis. Travel nurses provide a long-term solution
      to a nurse shortage, present hospitals and other healthcare facilities
      with a pool of potential full-time job candidates and enable healthcare
      facilities to provide their patients with continuity of care. Assignments
      may run several weeks to one year, but are typically 13 weeks long. The
      healthcare professional temporarily relocates to the geographic area of
      the assignment. The staffing company generally is responsible for
      providing travel nurses with customary employment benefits and for
      coordinating travel and housing arrangements.
 
    - Per diem staffing comprises the majority of all temporary healthcare
      staffing and involves placement of locally based healthcare professionals
      on very short-term assignments, often for daily shift work. Per diem
      staffing often involves little advance notice of assignments by the
      client.
 
INDUSTRY DYNAMICS
 
    SHORTAGE OF NURSES.  There is a pronounced shortage of registered nurses,
especially experienced, specialty nurses who staff operating rooms, emergency
rooms, intensive care units and pediatric wards. A recent study published in the
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION,estimates that by 2020, the
nationwide registered nurse workforce will be nearly 20% below projected
requirements.
 
    Several factors have contributed to the decline in the supply of nurses:
 
    - The nurse pool is getting older and retiring. The study in the JOURNAL OF
      THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION projects that within the next ten years,
      the average age of registered nurses will increase 3.5 years to over 45.
 
    - Many registered nurses are choosing to pursue careers outside of acute
      care hospitals or in professions other than nursing. Similarly, the
      numbers of candidates taking the NCLEX-RN-Registered Trademark-
 
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      examination for the first time, as reported by the National Council of
      State Boards of Nursing, Inc., has declined at an average of 5.5% for each
      of the past six years.
 
    The shortage of nurses drives demand for our services because hospitals turn
to temporary nurses to make up for shortfalls in their permanent staff.
 
    INCREASING UTILIZATION OF HEALTHCARE SERVICES.  There are a number of
factors driving an increase in the utilization of healthcare services,
including:
 
    - Increasing demand for healthcare services as a result of the aging of the
      baby boomers; and
 
    - Technological advances in healthcare treatment methods which attract a
      greater number of patients with complex medical conditions requiring a
      higher intensity of care.
 
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services projected that total
healthcare expenditures would grow by 8.6% in 2001 and by 7.1% annually from
2001 through 2010. According to these projections, healthcare expenditures will
account for approximately $2.6 trillion or 15.9% of U.S. gross domestic product
by 2010.
 
    INCREASED OUTSOURCING OF STAFFING SERVICES.  Healthcare providers are
increasingly using temporary staffing to manage seasonal fluctuations in demand
for their services.
 
    The following factors have created seasonal fluctuations in demand for
healthcare personnel:
 
    - Seasonal population swings, in areas such as the sunbelt states of
      Florida, Arizona and California in the winter months and the northeast in
      the summer months.
 
    - Seasonal changes in occupancy rates that tend to increase during the
      winter months and decrease during the summer months.
 
The use of temporary personnel enables these providers to vary their staffing
levels to match these changes in demand and avoid the more costly alternative of
hiring permanent medical staff.
 
    The healthcare staffing industry also includes the temporary staffing of
doctors and dentists, allied health personnel and professionals, and advanced
practice professionals, but excludes home healthcare services. Healthcare
staffing is also expanding, providing new specialties such as medical billing
and receptionists.
 
OUR COMPETITIVE STRENGTHS
 
    Our competitive strengths include:
 
    - LEADER IN THE RAPIDLY GROWING NURSE STAFFING INDUSTRY. We have operated in
      the travel nurse staffing industry since the 1970s and have the leading
      brand name based on revenue. Our Cross Country TravCorps brand is well
      recognized among leading healthcare providers and professionals. We
      believe that through our relationships with existing travel nurse staffing
      clients, we are positioned to effectively market complementary services,
      including staffing of clinical trials and allied health professionals,
      search and recruitment, consulting, and education and training to our
      existing client base.
 
    - STRONG AND DIVERSE CLIENT RELATIONSHIPS. We provide staffing solutions to
      an active client base of over 3,000 hospitals, pharmaceutical companies
      and other healthcare providers across all 50 states. We do not rely on any
      geographic region or client for a significant portion of our revenue. No
      single client accounted for more than 3% of our revenue in 2001. In 2001,
      we worked with over 75% of the nation's top hospitals, as identified by
      U.S. NEWS AND WORLD REPORT. We provide temporary staffing to our clients
      through assignments that typically have terms of 13 weeks or longer. Our
      fees are paid directly by our clients rather than by government or other
      third-party payors.
 
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    - LEADER IN RECRUITING AND EMPLOYEE RETENTION. We are a leader in the
      recruitment and the retention of highly qualified healthcare
      professionals. We recruit healthcare professionals from all 50 states and
      Canada. In 2001, we received approximately 24,400 requests for
      applications from potential field employees and approximately 13,100
      completed applications were added to our database. Employee referrals
      generate a majority of our new candidates. We believe we offer appealing
      assignments, competitive compensation packages, attractive housing options
      and other valuable benefits. In 2001, more than 70% of our nurses accepted
      new assignments with us within 35 days of completion of previous
      assignments. In 1996, we established Cross Country University, the first
      educational program in the travel nurse industry to be accredited by the
      American Nurse Credentialing Center.
 
    - SCALABLE AND EFFICIENT OPERATING STRUCTURE. We have an efficient
      centralized operating structure that includes a database of more than
      159,000 nurses and other healthcare professionals who have completed job
      applications with us. Our size and centralized structure provide us with
      operating efficiencies in key areas such as recruiting, advertising,
      marketing, training, housing and insurance benefits. Our fully integrated
      proprietary information system enables us to manage virtually all aspects
      of our travel staffing operations. This system is designed to accommodate
      significant future growth of our business.
 
    - STRONG MANAGEMENT TEAM WITH EXTENSIVE HEALTHCARE STAFFING AND ACQUISITION
      EXPERIENCE. Our management team has played a key role in the development
      of the travel nurse staffing industry. Our management team, which averages
      more than 10 years of experience in the healthcare industry, has
      consistently demonstrated the ability to successfully identify and
      integrate strategic acquisitions.
 
OUR BUSINESS
 
HEALTHCARE STAFFING SERVICES
 
TRAVEL STAFFING
 
    OVERVIEW
 
    We are a leading provider of travel nurse staffing services, in terms of
revenue generated. Under the Cross Country TravCorps brand, we provide nurses on
a fixed-term contract basis throughout the U.S. In addition, we have recently
acquired the NovaPro brand, which targets nurses seeking more customized
benefits packages. We fill the majority of our assignments in acute care
hospitals, including teaching institutions, trauma centers and community
hospitals. We also fill assignments in non-acute care settings, including
nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities and sports medicine clinics, and, to a
lesser degree, in non-clinical settings, such as schools. We staff both public
and private, for-profit and not-for-profit facilities. In addition to our core
nurse staffing business, we provide operating room technicians, therapists and
other allied health and advanced practice professionals, such as radiology
technicians, rehabilitation therapists and respiratory therapists, in a wide
range of specialties.
 
    We recruit credentialed nurses and other healthcare professionals and place
them on assignments away from their homes. We believe that these professionals
are attracted to us because we offer them high levels of customer service, as
well as a wide range of diverse assignments throughout the United States,
Canada, Bermuda and the United States Virgin Islands.
 
CONTRACTS WITH FIELD EMPLOYEES AND CLIENTS
 
    Each of our field employees works for us under a contract. These contracts
typically last 13 weeks. Payroll contract employees are hourly employees whose
contract specifies the hourly rate they will be paid, including applicable
overtime, and any other benefits they are entitled to receive during the
contract period. For payroll contract employees, we bill clients at an hourly
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employee costs, including payroll, withholding taxes, benefits and professional
liability insurance and OSHA requirements, as well as any travel and housing
arrangements. Mobile contract employees are hourly employees of the hospital
client and receive an agreement that specifies the hourly rates they will be
paid by the hospital employer, as well as any benefits they are entitled to
receive from us. For mobile contract employees, we provide recruitment, housing
in apartments leased by the Company and travel services. The Company's contract
with the healthcare professional obligates it to provide these services to the
healthcare professional. The Company is compensated for the services it provides
at a predetermined rate negotiated between the Company and its hospital client,
without regard to the Company's cost of providing these services. Currently more
than 98% of our employees work for us under payroll contracts. Our fees are paid
directly by our clients rather than by government or other third-party payors.
In 2001, we completed approximately 16,950 individual assignments, typically
lasting 13 weeks.
 
RECRUITING AND RETENTION
 
    In 2001, we received approximately 24,400 requests for applications from
potential field employees and approximately 13,100 completed applications were
added to our database. More than half of our field employees have been referred
by current or former employees, with the remainder attracted by advertisements
in trade publications and our internet website. Our internet site allows
potential applicants to review our business profile, apply on-line, view our
company-provided housing and participate in on-line forums. We offer appealing
assignments, attractive compensation packages, housing and other benefits, as
well as substantial training opportunities through Cross Country University.
 
    Our recruiters are responsible for recruiting applicants, handling
placements, maintaining a regular dialogue with nurses on assignment, making
themselves available to address nurses' concerns regarding current assignments
and future opportunities, and other significant job support and guidance.
Recognizing that a nurse's relationship with the recruiter is the key to
retaining qualified applicants, our recruiters establish lasting partnerships
with the nurses. As part of the screening process, we conduct in-depth telephone
interviews with our applicants and verify references to determine
qualifications. Along with our hospital clients, we typically review our travel
nurses' performance after each assignment and use this information to maintain
the high quality of our staffing.
 
    Our recruiters utilize our sophisticated database of positions, which is
kept up-to-date by our account managers, to match assignment opportunities with
the experience, skills and geographic preferences of their candidates. Once an
assignment is selected, the account manager reviews the candidate's resume
package before submitting it to the client for review.
 
    Our educational and training services give us a competitive advantage by
enhancing both the quality of our nurses and the effectiveness of our
recruitment efforts. We typically monitor the quality of our workforce in the
field through performance reviews after each assignment and further develop the
capabilities of our recruits through Cross Country University and our Cross
Country Seminars brand. These services offer substantial benefits, such as:
 
    - improving the quality of our nurses by offering them substantial training
      opportunities;
 
    - enabling our nurses to easily complete state licensing requirements;
 
    - providing professional development opportunities to our nurses; and
 
    - enhancing our image within the industry.
 
    We recently initiated Assignment America, a recruitment program for
foreign-trained nurses. Assignment America is designed to address the current
shortage of nurses in the United States. Through Assignment America, we plan to
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countries, assist them in obtaining U.S. nursing licenses, sponsor them for U.S.
permanent residency visas and then place them in domestic acute care hospitals.
We believe Assignment America will help us meet a greater portion of the demand
for our services. Because the recruitment process for foreign nurses is more
onerous than for domestic nurses, Assignment America nurses commit to long-term
contracts which typically range from 18 to 24 months. We plan to initially
recruit nurses from the United Kingdom, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia.
 
OPERATIONS
 
    We service all of the assignment needs of our field employees and client
facilities through two operations centers located in Boca Raton, FL and Malden,
MA. These centers perform key support activities such as coordinating assignment
accommodations, payroll processing, benefits administration, billing and
collections, contract processing, client care, and risk management.
 
    Hours worked by field employees are recorded by our operations system which
then transmits the data directly to Automated Data Processing for payroll
processing. As a result, client billings can be generated automatically once the
payroll information is complete, enabling real time management reporting
capabilities as to hours worked, billings and payroll costs. Our payroll
department also provides customer support services for field employees who have
questions.
 
    We have approximately 3,100 apartments on lease throughout the U.S. Our
client accommodations department secures leases, and arranges for furniture
rental and utilities for field employees at their assignment locations.
Typically, we provide for shared accommodations with lease terms which
correspond to the length of the assignment. We believe that our economies of
scale help us secure preferred pricing and favorable lease terms.
 
    We have also developed expertise in insurance, benefits administration and
risk management. For workers compensation coverage, we provide an attractive
program that is partially self-insured. For medical coverage, we use a partially
self-insured preferred provider organization plan.
 
SALES AND MARKETING
 
    Our sales and marketing activities are comprised of the following:
 
    NEW ACCOUNT DEVELOPMENT.  Our new account development efforts are driven
principally through inbound telemarketing activities managed by a two-person
team of new business executives. In addition to negotiating new contracts with
prospective clients, these account executives also actively seek out specific
job opportunities for candidates who are not able to match our existing database
of opportunities. These activities generate approximately 350 new clients each
year.
 
    MANAGEMENT OF EXISTING ACCOUNTS.  We have a sales force composed of account
executives and managers of business development assigned to geographic markets
who manage approximately 75 to 90 client accounts each. This sales force
determines the appropriate billing rate and nurse pay rate for a given facility
utilizing a proprietary pricing model.
 
    Day-to-day management of client accounts is handled by a team of
approximately 20 professionals. The account managers, who often have a nursing
background, are responsible for contacting active client facilities to obtain
open orders for staff. Once a candidate is submitted to the account manager for
submission to the facility, the account manager reviews the candidate's
credentials and confirms the appropriateness of the match. The account manager
then electronically submits appropriate materials to the facility.
 
    BRAND MARKETING.  Our brand marketing initiatives help develop Cross
Country's image in the markets we serve. Our brand is reinforced by our
professionally designed website, brochures and pamphlets, direct mail and
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our high-quality client service differentiate us from our competitors and
establish us as a leader, in terms of brand recognition, in temporary nurse
staffing.
 
    TRADE AND ASSOCIATION RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT.  We actively manage trade and
association relationships through attendance at numerous national, regional and
local conferences and meetings, including National Association of Health Care
Recruiters, Association of Critical Care Nurses, American Organization of Nurse
Executives, American Society for Healthcare Human Resource Administration,
American College of Healthcare Executives and Medical Group Management
Association.
 
CLINICAL RESEARCH AND TRIALS STAFFING
 
    Through our ClinForce brand, we provide clinical research professionals for
both contract assignments and permanent placement to many of the world's leading
companies in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and related
industries. We provide an array of professionals in such areas as clinical
research and clinical data sciences, medical review and writing, and
pharmaeconomics and regulatory affairs. Our understanding of the clinical
research process enables us to provide responsive service to our clients and to
offer greater opportunities to our research professionals.
 
PER DIEM STAFFING
 
    We provide per diem nurse staffing services to healthcare facilities in
Atlanta, Georgia, Las Vegas, Nevada, Phoenix, Arizona, Chicago, Illinois and
Seattle, Washington. Per diem staffing typically involves the placement of local
nurses to fill the immediate needs of healthcare facilities on a shift-by-shift
or short-term basis. While per diem services accounted for less than 1% of our
revenue in 2001, we believe this market presents a significant growth
opportunity.
 
OTHER HUMAN CAPITAL MANAGEMENT SERVICES
 
    We provide an array of healthcare-oriented human capital management
services, which complement our core travel nurse staffing business. These
services include:
 
    - SEARCH AND RECRUITMENT. We provide both retained and contingency search
      and recruitment services to healthcare organizations throughout the United
      States, including hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, insurance companies
      and physician groups. Our search services include the placement of
      physicians, healthcare executives and nurses.
 
    - HEALTHCARE CONSULTING SERVICES. We provide healthcare-oriented consulting
      services, including consulting related to physician compensation,
      strategy, operations, facilities planning, workforce management and merger
      integration.
 
    - EDUCATION AND TRAINING SERVICES. Cross Country University is a national
      leader in providing continuing education programs to the healthcare
      industry. Cross Country University holds national conferences, as well as
      one-day seminars, on topics relevant to nurses and healthcare
      professionals and provides conference management services. To enhance
      Cross Country University, in December 2000 we acquired Heritage, which
      produced over 3,300 seminars and conferences that were attended by over
      92,000 registrants in more than 200 cities across the U.S. in 2001. In
      addition, we extend these educational services to our field employees on
      favorable terms as a recruitment and retention tool.
 
    - RESOURCE MANAGEMENT SERVICES. We provide software tools and services
      designed to enhance clients' capabilities to manage their nursing staff
      and their relationships with external staffing vendors. Our E-Staff tool
      is an online communication, scheduling and training service for the
      nursing industry.
 
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SYSTEMS
 
    Our placement and support operations are supported by sophisticated
information systems that facilitate smooth interaction between our recruitment
and support functions. Our fully integrated proprietary information system
enables us to manage virtually all aspects of our travel staffing operations.
The system is designed to accommodate significant future growth of our business.
In addition, its parallel process design allows for the addition of further
capacity to its existing hardware platform. We have proprietary software that
handles most facets of our business, including contract pricing and
profitability, contract processing, job posting, housing management,
billing/payroll and insurance. Our systems provide reliable support to our
facility clients and field employees and enable us to efficiently fulfill and
renew job assignments. Our systems also provide detailed information on the
status and skill set of each registered field employee.
 

    Our financial and management reporting is managed on the PeopleSoft
Financial Suite. PeopleSoft is a leading enterprise resource planning software
suite that provides modules used to manage our accounts receivable, accounts
payable, general ledger and billing. This system is designed to accommodate
significant future growth of our business.

 
GROWTH STRATEGY
 
    We intend to continue to grow our businesses by:
 
    - ENHANCING OUR ABILITY TO FILL UNMET DEMAND FOR OUR TRAVEL STAFFING
      SERVICES. There is substantial unmet demand for our travel staffing
      services. We are striving to meet a greater portion of this demand by
      recruiting additional healthcare personnel. Our recruitment strategy for
      nurses and other healthcare professionals is focused on:
 
     - increasing referrals from existing field employees by providing them with
       superior service;
 
     - expanding our advertising presence to reach more nursing professionals;
 
     - using the internet to accelerate the recruitment-to-placement cycle;
 
     - increasing the number of staff dedicated to the recruitment of new
       nurses; and
 
     - developing Assignment America, our recruitment program for
       foreign-trained acute care nurses residing abroad.
 
    - INCREASING OUR MARKET PRESENCE IN THE PER DIEM STAFFING MARKET. We intend
      to use our existing brand recognition, client relationships and database
      of nurses who have expressed an interest in temporary assignments to
      expand our per diem services to the acute care hospital market. While we
      have not historically had a significant presence in per diem staffing
      services, we believe that this market presents a substantial growth
      opportunity.
 
    - EXPANDING THE RANGE OF SERVICES WE OFFER OUR CLIENTS. We plan to utilize
      our relationships with existing travel staffing clients to more
      effectively market complementary services, including staffing of clinical
      trials and allied health professionals, search and recruitment,
      consulting, and education and training.
 
    - ACQUIRING COMPLEMENTARY BUSINESSES. We continually evaluate opportunities
      to acquire complementary businesses to strengthen and broaden our market
      presence.
 
    - INCREASING OPERATING EFFICIENCIES. We seek to increase our operating
      margins by increasing the productivity of our administrative personnel,
      using our purchasing power to achieve greater savings in key areas such as
      housing and benefits and continuing to invest in our information systems.
 
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COMPETITIVE ENVIRONMENT
 
    The travel nurse staffing industry is highly competitive, with limited
barriers to entry. Our principal competitor in the travel nurse staffing
industry is AMN Healthcare Services Inc. We also compete with a number of
nationally and regionally focused temporary nurse staffing companies that have
the capabilities to relocate nurses geographically and, to a lesser extent, with
local temporary nurse agencies.
 
    In addition, the markets for our clinical staffing, allied staffing and per
diem nurse staffing and for our healthcare-oriented human capital management
services are highly competitive and highly fragmented, with limited barriers to
entry.
 
    The principal competitive factors in attracting qualified candidates for
temporary employment are salaries and benefits, quality of accommodations,
quality and breadth of assignments, speed of placements, quality of recruitment
teams and reputation. We believe that persons seeking temporary employment
through us are also pursuing employment through other means, including other
temporary staffing firms, and that multiple staffing companies have the
opportunity to place employees with many of our clients. Therefore, the ability
to respond to candidate inquiries and submit candidates to clients more quickly
than our competitors is an important factor in our ability to fill assignments.
In addition, because of the large overlap of assignments, we focus on retaining
field employees by providing long-term benefits such as 401(k) plans and cash
bonuses. Although we believe that the relative size of our database and
economies of scale derived from the size of our operations make us an attractive
employer for nurses seeking travel opportunities, we expect competition for
candidates to continue to increase.
 
    The principal competitive factors in attracting and retaining temporary
healthcare staffing clients include the ability to fill client needs, size of
available pool of qualified candidates, quality assurance and screening
capabilities, compliance with regulatory requirements, an understanding of the
client's work environment, risk management policies and coverages, general
industry reputation, and, to a lesser extent, price.
 
FACILITIES
 
    We do not own any real property. Our principal leases are listed below.
 

<Table>
<Caption>
LOCATION                                   FUNCTION             SQUARE FEET   LEASE EXPIRATION
--------                        ------------------------------  -----------   -----------------
<S>                             <C>                             <C>           <C>
Boca Raton, Florida...........  Headquarters                       43,000     April 30, 2008
Malden, Massachusetts.........  Staffing administration,           27,812     June 30, 2005
                                general office use and storage
                                space
Clayton, Missouri.............  Search and recruitment             26,411     November 30, 2003
                                headquarters
Durham, North Carolina........  Clinical research and trials       12,744     December 31, 2004
                                staffing headquarters
</Table>

 
REGULATORY ISSUES
 
    In order to service our client facilities and to comply with OSHA and Joint
Commission or Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations standards, we have
developed a risk management program. The program is designed to protect against
the risk of negligent hiring by requiring a detailed skills assessment from each
healthcare professional. We conduct extensive reference checks and credential
verifications for each of the nurses and other healthcare professionals that we
might staff. In addition, we have a claims-based professional liability
insurance policy with a limit of $1.0 million per claim and an aggregate limit
of $3.0 million. We also have a fully insured umbrella liability insurance
policy with a limit of $10.0 million.
 
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    PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE AND CORPORATE PRACTICE.  Nurses and other healthcare
professionals employed by us are required to be individually licensed or
certified under applicable state law. In addition, the healthcare professionals
that we staff frequently are required to have been certified to provide certain
medical care, such as CPR and anesthesiology, depending on the positions in
which they are placed. Our comprehensive compliance program is designed to
ensure that our employees possess all necessary licenses and certifications, and
we believe that our employees, including nurses and therapists, comply with all
applicable state laws.
 
    BUSINESS LICENSES.  A number of states require state licensure for
businesses that, for a fee, employ and assign personnel, including healthcare
personnel, to provide services on-site at hospitals and other healthcare
facilities to support or supplement the hospitals' or healthcare facilities'
work force. A number of states also require state licensure for businesses that
operate placement services for individuals attempting to secure employment.
Failure to obtain the necessary licenses can result in injunctions against
operating, cease and desist orders, and/or fines. We endeavor to maintain in
effect all required state licenses.
 
    REGULATIONS AFFECTING OUR CLIENTS.  Many of our clients are reimbursed under
the federal Medicare program and state Medicaid programs for the services they
provide. In recent years, federal and state governments have made significant
changes in these programs that have reduced reimbursement rates. In addition,
insurance companies and managed care organizations seek to control costs by
requiring that healthcare providers, such as hospitals, discount their services
in exchange for exclusive or preferred participation in their benefit plans.
Future federal and state legislation or evolving commercial reimbursement trends
may further reduce, or change conditions for, our clients' reimbursement. Such
limitations on reimbursement could reduce our clients' cash flows, hampering
their ability to pay us.
 
EMPLOYEES
 
    As of February 20, 2002, we had approximately 775 corporate employees and
approximately 5,800 field employees, 98% of whom were working for us on a full
time basis. None of our employees is subject to a collective bargaining
agreement. We consider our relationship with our employees to be good.
 
LEGAL PROCEEDINGS
 
    We are not presently a party to any material legal proceedings.
 
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                                   MANAGEMENT
 
DIRECTORS AND EXECUTIVE OFFICERS
 
    The table below provides information regarding our directors and executive
officers.
 


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<Caption>
NAME                                     AGE                           POSITION
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<S>                                    <C>        <C>
Joseph A. Boshart....................     45      President and Chief Executive Officer and Director
Emil Hensel..........................     51      Chief Financial Officer and Director
Vickie Anenberg......................     37      President, Travel Staffing Division
Kevin Conlin.........................     44      President, Consulting Division
Dr. Franklin A. Shaffer, RN..........     59      President, Education and Training Division
Tony Sims............................     42      President, Clinical Trials Staffing Division
Carol D. Westfall....................     52      President, Search and Recruitment Division
Annette Gardner......................     48      President, Cross Country Local
Jonathan W. Ward.....................     36      Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer
Victor Kalafa........................     48      Vice President, Corporate Development
Karen H. Bechtel.....................     52      Director
W. Larry Cash........................     53      Director
Bruce A. Cerullo.....................     43      Director
Thomas C. Dircks.....................     43      Director
A. Lawrence Fagan....................     72      Director
M. Fazle Husain......................     37      Director
Joseph Swedish.......................     50      Director
Joseph Trunfio.......................     55      Director
</Table>


 
    JOSEPH A. BOSHART has served as President and Chief Executive Officer since
July 1999, and formerly served in such capacity at our predecessor since 1993.
He has served as a director since July 1999. Mr. Boshart holds a B.S. degree in
economics from the University of Michigan.
 
    EMIL HENSEL has served as Chief Financial Officer since July 1999 and
formerly served in such capacity at our predecessor since 1991. He has served as
a director since July 1999. Mr. Hensel holds a B.S. degree in electrical
engineering from Columbia University, a Masters degree in Engineering from the
Johns Hopkins University and a Masters degree in Business Administration from
New York University.
 
    VICKIE ANENBERG has served as President of the Travel Staffing Division
since February 2000, and formerly served as Vice President of the Nursing
Division for our predecessor, since 1995. Prior to joining Cross Country
Staffing in 1990, she worked for Proctor & Gamble since 1986.
 
    KEVIN CONLIN has served as President of the Consulting Division since
April 2001. Before joining Cross Country, he served from 1996 to March 2001 as
the President and Chief Executive Officer of Partners First, a consulting firm
focused on physician-hospital partnering and managed care. He also served as a
senior executive at Ascension Health, one of the largest not-for-profit hospital
systems in the U.S. He holds a B.A. in Biological Sciences from Rutgers
University and a Masters of Health Administration from Duke University.
 
    DR. FRANKLIN A. SHAFFER, RN has served as President, Education and Training
Division since March 2001. He also served as Vice President in our Education
Division since February 1996. Dr. Shaffer has also served as adjunct faculty in
graduate nursing programs at Teachers College, Columbia University, Adelphi
University and Hunter College. Dr. Shaffer holds a Doctorate of Education in
Nursing Administration and a Masters of Education and a Masters of Arts from
Teachers College, Columbia University.
 
    TONY SIMS has served as President, Clinical Trials Staffing Division since
January 2001, as Executive Vice President of Operations for ClinForce from
March 1998 to December 2000 and as Managing Director of ClinForce from
August 1997 to March 1998. Before joining ClinForce, Mr. Sims served in various
roles, including National Account Executive and Business Development Manager,
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healthcare staffing and support groups at Kelly Scientific Resources from
August 1996 to August 1997. Mr. Sims holds a B.S. in Chemistry from Piedmont
College.
 
    CAROL D. WESTFALL has served as President, Search and Recruitment Division
since October 2000. Ms. Westfall served as Senior Vice President of Cejka &
Company's Physician Search and Outsourced Executive Search Divisions from
August 1999 to October 2000 and Vice President of the Outsourced Executive and
Physician Search Division from 1994 to July 1999. Ms. Westfall holds a B.S.
degree in Education from Michigan State University and has completed graduate
work in Secondary Administration with Purdue University.
 
    ANNETTE GARDNER has served as President of Cross Country Local, Inc. since
October 2001, the President of E-Staff, Inc. since August 2000 and an executive
officer since February 2002. Ms. Gardner founded Nurse Works, Inc. in 1986 and
served as its Chief Executive Officer until July 1999. She is also the founder
of Bates & Associates, a small healthcare consulting firm. She received her
nursing degree in 1974 and continued her education in management and business
studies at Temple University.
 
    JONATHAN W. WARD has served as Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer since
1999 and an executive officer since February 2002. He served as Vice President
of Marketing at our predecessor since 1995 and Director of Marketing and
Business Development since 1993. Mr. Ward holds a B.A. in Political Science from
Drew University and an M.B.A. from Rutgers University, Graduate School of
Management.
 
    VICTOR KALAFA has served as Vice President of Corporate Development since
April 2001 and an executive officer since February 2002. From March 1999 to
April 1, 2001, Mr. Kalafa was President of KSR Group, Inc., a management
consulting company. Mr. Kalafa served as Chief Operating Officer for Scott
Medical Group, Inc., a healthcare management company, from January 1998 to March
1999. He was Vice President of Business Development for WR Grace from 1991 to
1998. Mr. Kalafa holds a B.A. degree in History from Lafayette College and an
M.B.A. degree from Columbia University.
 
    KAREN H. BECHTEL has been a director since December 1999. Ms. Bechtel has
been a Managing Director of Morgan Stanley Private Equity since 1998 and of
Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated since 1986. She received a B.A. in mathematics
from the University of Texas and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Graduate School of
Business Administration. She is also a director of several privately held
companies.
 
    W. LARRY CASH has been a director since October 2001. He has been the
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Community Health Systems
since September 1997 and a Director of Community Health Systems since May 2001.
Prior to joining Community Health Systems, Mr. Cash served as Vice President and
Group Chief Financial Officer of Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corporation from
September 1996 to August 1997. Prior to Columbia/HCA, Mr. Cash spent 23 years at
Humana Inc., most recently as Senior Vice President of Finance and Operations
from 1993 to 1996. He received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the
University of Kentucky at Lexington in 1970.
 
    BRUCE A. CERULLO has been a director since December 1999 and served as
Chairman of the Board from December 1999 until December 2000. Mr. Cerullo served
as President of TravCorps from 1994 to December 1999 and Chief Executive Officer
of TravCorps from 1995 to December 1999. Mr. Cerullo holds a B.S. degree from
the University of New Hampshire and a master's degree from Pennsylvania State
University.
 
    THOMAS C. DIRCKS has been a director since December 1999, and has been
President of Charterhouse Group International, a private equity firm, since
June 2001. Mr. Dircks served as Executive Vice President of Charterhouse from
July 2000 until June 2001 and has been employed as an executive officer of
Charterhouse since 1983. He was previously employed as a Certified Public
Accountant at a predecessor of PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP. He holds a B.S. in
Accounting and an M.B.A. from Fordham University. Mr. Dircks also is a director
of Interliant, Inc., an application service provider, and a number of privately
held companies.
 
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    A. LAWRENCE FAGAN has been a director since December 1999. Mr. Fagan has
been Vice Chairman of Charterhouse since June 2001 and served as President and
Chief Operating Officer of Charterhouse from December 1996 until June 2001 and
formerly served as Executive Vice President of Charterhouse since 1984.
Mr. Fagan received a B.A. from Yale University and an M.B.A. from Columbia
University. He also is a director of Top Image Systems, Ltd. and a number of
privately held companies.
 
    M. FAZLE HUSAIN has been a director since December 1999. He has been an
Executive Director of Morgan Stanley Private Equity and Morgan Stanley & Co.
Incorporated since February 1997. Mr. Husain received a B.S. in Chemical
Engineering from Brown University and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Graduate School
of Business Administration. He also is a director of Allscripts Healthcare
Solutions, Inc., Healthstream Inc., The Medicines Company and several privately
held companies.
 
    JOSEPH SWEDISH has been a director since October 2001, and has been
President and Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Centura Health since
January 1999. Prior to joining Centura Health, Mr. Swedish served as President
and Chief Executive Officer of the East Florida Division of Columbia/HCA
Healthcare Corporation from March 1994 to January of 1999. He received his
Bachelor's degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 1973 and
a Master's Degree in Health Administration from Duke University in 1979.
 
    JOSEPH TRUNFIO has been a director since October 2001 and has served as
President and Chief Executive Officer of Atlantic Health System, a
not-for-profit hospital group, since March 1999. From July 1997 to February
1999, Mr. Trunfio served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Via Caritas
Health System, a not-for-profit hospital group. Prior to his position with Via
Caritas Health System, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of SSM
Healthcare Ministry Corp., a not-for-profit hospital group. Mr. Trunfio holds a
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Miami.
 
THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
 
    Currently, we have ten members on our board of directors. Each of our
directors holds office until his or her successor is duly elected and qualified
or until his or her resignation or removal, if earlier, as provided in our
by-laws. No family relationship exists among any of the directors or executive
officers.
 
DIRECTOR COMPENSATION AND OTHER ARRANGEMENTS
 
    We do not pay cash compensation to our employee directors or directors
affiliated with our principal stockholders, however they are reimbursed for the
expenses they incur in attending meetings of the board or board committees. Our
three independent directors receive cash compensation in the amount of $3,000
per "in-person" board meeting attended and $1,500 per telephonic board meeting
or committee meeting attended. All independent directors are also reimbursed for
the expenses they incur in attending meetings of the board or board committees.
In accordance with a policy approved by our board of directors, each of our
independent directors was granted an option to purchase 12,500 shares of common
stock under our Amended and Restated 1999 Stock Option Plan in October 2001. 25%
of each option grant becomes exercisable on each of the four anniversaries
following the date of grant.
 
COMMITTEES OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
 
    We have established an audit committee and a compensation committee. The
audit committee reviews our internal accounting procedures and considers and
reports to the board of directors with respect to other auditing and accounting
matters, including the selection of our independent auditors, the scope of
annual audits, fees to be paid to our independent auditors and the performance
of our independent auditors. Our audit committee consists of W. Larry Cash,
Joseph Swedish and Joseph Trunfio. The compensation committee reviews and
recommends to the board of directors the salaries, benefits and stock option
grants for all employees, consultants, directors and other individuals
compensated by us. The compensation committee also administers our stock option
and other employee benefit plans. The compensation committee consists of Thomas
Dircks and Karen Bechtel.
 
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EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION
 
    The following table sets forth certain summary information with respect to
compensation we paid in 2000 and 2001 to our Chief Executive Officer and our
four other most highly compensated executive officers as of December 31, 2001
whose salary and bonus earned in 2001 exceeded $100,000.
 

<Table>
<Caption>
                                                                                   ALL OTHER
                                                             SALARY     BONUS     COMPENSATION
NAME AND POSITION                                  YEAR       ($)        ($)         ($)(A)
-----------------                                --------   --------   --------   ------------
<S>                                              <C>        <C>        <C>        <C>
Joseph A. Boshart..............................    2001     273,000    184,412        5,250
President and Chief Executive Officer              2000     263,465    193,883        5,250
 
Emil Hensel....................................    2001     225,000    151,988        5,250
Chief Financial Officer                            2000     218,976    159,794        5,250
 
Vickie Anenberg................................    2001     154,842    144,051        5,250
President, Travel Staffing Division                2000     112,769     70,318        3,938
 
Kevin Conlin...................................    2001     159,375    199,125           --
President, Consulting Division                     2000          --         --           --
 
Carol D. Westfall..............................    2001     180,000    272,997        5,250
President, Search and Recruitment Division         2000     140,000    280,740        8,603
</Table>

 
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(a) Amounts consist of employer matching contributions to our 401(k) plan,
    except that Ms. Westfall's amount in the year 2000 also includes a $3,503
    matching contribution to a non-qualified savings program.
 
                AGGREGATED OPTION VALUES AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2001
 
    The executive officers named in the summary compensation table did not
exercise any stock options during the year ended December 31, 2001. The
following table sets forth information concerning the year-end number and value
of unexercised options with respect to our named executive officers.
 

<Table>
<Caption>
                                              NUMBER OF SECURITIES                  VALUE OF UNEXERCISED
                                             UNDERLYING UNEXERCISED                 IN-THE-MONEY OPTIONS
                                         OPTIONS AT FISCAL YEAR-END (#)            AT FISCAL YEAR-END ($)
                                         -------------------------------       -------------------------------
                                         EXERCISABLE       UNEXERCISABLE       EXERCISABLE       UNEXERCISABLE
                                         -----------       -------------       -----------       -------------
<S>                                      <C>               <C>                 <C>               <C>
Joseph A. Boshart......................    256,347            256,347          $3,290,873         $3,290,873
Emil Hensel............................    205,078            205,077          $2,632,699         $2,632,686
Vickie Anenberg........................    102,539            102,539          $1,316,352         $1,316,352
Kevin Conlin...........................         --             92,822          $       --         $  536,875
Carol D. Westfall......................     16,824             16,823          $  258,864         $  258,845
</Table>

 
OPTION GRANTS
 

    No stock options were granted for the year ended December 31, 2001 to any of
Mr. Boshart, Mr. Hensel, Ms. Anenberg or Ms. Westfall.

 
EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENTS
 
    We are party to employment agreements with each of Joseph Boshart and Emil
Hensel, pursuant to which Mr. Boshart serves as our president and chief
executive officer and Mr. Hensel serves as our chief financial officer. The
initial term of each agreement expires on July 29, 2002. Upon expiration of such
initial term, each agreement will be automatically renewed for successive
one-year terms unless prior to the end of such renewal term either party has
given at least 90 days' prior written notice of its intention not to renew the
agreement. Messrs. Boshart and Hensel currently receive annual base salaries of
$273,000 and $225,000, respectively. These salaries are subject to increase upon
annual review by the board of directors, and each of Messrs. Boshart and Hensel
is eligible to receive an
 
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annual bonus under our bonus plan. Under our bonus plan, 70% of the bonus is
tied to the achievement of annual operating profit targets, and the remaining
30% is tied to the achievement of strategic and operating objectives established
annually by our Board of Directors. Messrs. Boshart and Hensel are eligible to
participate in all benefit plans and fringe benefit arrangements available to
our senior executives. If either executive's employment is terminated without
cause, the executive will be entitled to the greater of (x) base salary, for the
balance of the initial or renewal term, certain other benefits provided in the
agreement and bonus for the fiscal year in which termination occurs and (y) one
year's worth of his base salary in effect as of the date of termination. Each of
Messrs. Boshart and Hensel is subject to a two-year post-termination
noncompetition covenant. However, if either executive's employment is terminated
without cause, then the non-competition agreement will be effective only if we
continue to pay the executive's base salary, bonus and other benefits provided
in the agreement for the term of the noncompetition covenant. We are permitted
to terminate the noncompetition covenant, and related payments, upon 30 days'
prior written notice.
 
OUR STOCK PLANS
 

    AMENDED AND RESTATED 1999 STOCK OPTION PLAN.  We have reserved for issuance
2,145,515 shares of common stock under our Amended and Restated 1999 Stock
Option Plan, subject to adjustment for stock splits or similar corporate events.
Our Amended and Restated 1999 Stock Option Plan provides for the granting of
options to purchase shares of our common stock to any of our employees or
consultants and our non-employee directors. Each stock option granted under our
Amended and Restated 1999 Stock Option Plan is either intended to qualify as an
incentive stock option or is a non-qualified stock option. The plan is currently
administered by the compensation committee of our board of directors. The
exercise price of options granted under our Amended and Restated 1999 Stock
Option Plan is determined by the committee. In the case of incentive stock
options granted to ten percent stockholders, the exercise price cannot be less
than 110% of the fair market value of the common stock. In the event of a change
of control of our company, stock options granted and not previously exercisable,
will become exercisable unless the committee determines in good faith that an
alternative option will be substituted. Under our Amended and Restated 1999
Stock Option Plan, options to purchase 1,226,817 shares of common stock were
outstanding as of February 28, 2002.

 
    AMENDED AND RESTATED EQUITY PARTICIPATION PLAN.  We have reserved for
issuance 2,252,486 shares of common stock under our Amended and Restated Equity
Participation Plan, subject to adjustment for stock splits or similar corporate
events. Our Amended and Restated Equity Participation Plan provides for the
granting of options to purchase shares of our common stock to key management
employees of our company and our affiliates. Each stock option granted under our
Amended and Restated Equity Participation Plan is either intended to qualify as
an incentive stock option or is a non-qualified stock option. The exercise price
of options granted under our Amended and Restated Equity Participation Plan is
divided into five tranches ranging from 100 percent to 300 percent of the fair
market value of the common stock on the date of grant. However, for incentive
stock options granted to ten percent stockholders, the exercise price in the
first tranche cannot be less than 110 percent of the fair market value of the
common stock on the date of grant. The plan is currently administered by the
compensation committee of our board of directors. In the event of a change in
control of our company, stock options granted and not previously exercisable,
will become exercisable unless the committee determines in good faith that an
alternative option will be substituted. Under our Amended and Restated Equity
Participation Plan, options to purchase 2,252,479 shares of common stock were
outstanding as of February 28, 2002.
 
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    401(K) PLAN.  We maintain a 401(k) Plan. The plan permits eligible employees
to make voluntary, pre-tax contributions to the plan up to a specified
percentage of compensation, subject to applicable tax limitations. We may make a
discretionary matching contribution to the plan equal to a pre-determined
percentage of an employee's voluntary, pre-tax contributions and may make an
additional discretionary profit sharing contribution to the plan, subject to
applicable tax limitations. Eligible employees who elect to participate in the
plan are generally vested in any matching contribution after three years of
service with the company. The plan is intended to be tax-qualified under
Section 401(a) of the Internal Revenue Code so that contributions to the plan,
and income earned on plan contributions, are not taxable to employees until
withdrawn from the plan, and so that our contributions, if any, will be
deductible by us when made.
 
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                           RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS
 
    In connection with our acquisition of the assets of Cross Country Staffing
in July 1999 from W. R. Grace, CEP III purchased 11,830,275 shares of our common
stock for an aggregate of $71.8 million, and we paid a transaction fee to
Charterhouse in the amount of $2.8 million. In addition, in July 1999, in
connection with the acquisition, Messrs. Boshart and Hensel and Ms. Anenberg
purchased 173,050, 82,400 and 16,485 shares of our common stock for an aggregate
of $1.7 million.
 
    In December 1999, Messrs. Boshart, Hensel and Shaffer and Ms. Anenberg
received stock bonuses of 20,000, 19,672, 4,918 and 9,508 shares, respectively,
of our common stock for a purchase price equal to the par value per share.
 
    In connection with our acquisition of TravCorps in December 1999, investment
funds managed by Morgan Stanley Private Equity acquired 7,155,062 shares of our
common stock then valued in the aggregate at $26.0 million in exchange for their
shares of TravCorps common stock valued at $26.0 million. In addition, in
connection with our acquisition of TravCorps, we paid a transaction fee to
Charterhouse in the amount of $0.3 million.
 
    We are party to an agreement with Bruce Cerullo dated as of December 21,
2000, pursuant to which Mr. Cerullo has agreed to continue as a Director and
provide certain consulting services to us at such times as we may request and
that are reasonably convenient to Mr. Cerullo. He is subject to a four-year
noncompetition covenant which expires four years from the date he ceases to
serve as a director. Under the agreement, we pay him $250 per hour for such
consulting services. To date, no amounts have been paid to Mr. Cerullo under
this agreement. We anticipate that we will compensate Mr. Cerullo for less than
10 hours of consulting services per month for the remainder of 2002.
Additionally, he retained all options that were vested and exercisable as of
December 31, 2001 in consideration of his continued service as a director.
 
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                       PRINCIPAL AND SELLING STOCKHOLDERS
 
    The following table sets forth certain information regarding the beneficial
ownership of our common stock as of December 31, 2001 and as adjusted to reflect
this offering. The table includes:
 
    - each person who is known by us to be the beneficial owner of more than 5%
      of our common stock;
 
    - each executive officer named in the summary compensation table;
 
    - each of our directors;
 
    - all directors and listed executive officers as a group; and
 
    - each selling stockholder offering shares of stock in this offering
 
    CEP III and investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Private Equity are
selling a majority of the shares in this offering. CEP III and investment funds
managed by Morgan Stanley Private Equity are the principal stockholders of the
Company and have appointed four of the ten members of our Board of Directors.
 
    Beneficial ownership is determined in accordance with the rules of the
Securities and Exchange Commission and includes voting or investment power with
respect to the securities. Except as otherwise indicated, the persons or
entities listed below have sole voting and investment power with respect to all
shares of common stock beneficially owned by them, except to the extent such
power may be shared with a spouse.
 


<Table>
<Caption>
                                                  SHARES                            SHARES        PERCENT BENEFICIALLY OWNED(A)
                                               BENEFICIALLY                      BENEFICIALLY     ------------------------------
                                              OWNED PRIOR TO                    OWNED AFTER THE      BEFORE           AFTER
NAME AND ADDRESS                                 OFFERING      SHARES OFFERED      OFFERING         OFFERING         OFFERING
----------------                              --------------   --------------   ---------------   -------------   --------------
<S>                                           <C>              <C>              <C>               <C>             <C>
5% STOCKHOLDERS:
Charterhouse Equity Partners III,               12,575,475        5,165,151        7,410,324           39.0%           23.0%
  L.P.(b) ..................................
  c/o Charterhouse Group International, Inc.
  535 Madison Avenue
  New York, NY 10022
Morgan Stanley Private Equity and related
  entities(c)...............................     7,877,802        3,235,666        4,642,136           24.5            14.4
  1221 Avenue of the Americas, 33rd Floor
  New York, NY 10020
FMR Corp.(d) ...............................     1,943,080               --        1,943,080            6.0             6.0
  82 Devonshire Street
  Boston, MA 02109
DIRECTORS:
Karen H. Bechtel(e).........................            --               --               --             --              --
Joseph A. Boshart(f)........................       462,059               --          462,059            1.4             1.4
W. Larry Cash...............................            --               --               --             --              --
Bruce A. Cerullo(g).........................       438,682          127,536          311,146            1.4             1.0
Thomas C. Dircks(h).........................            --               --               --             --              --
A. Lawrence Fagan(h)........................            --               --               --             --              --
Emil Hensel(i)..............................       313,843               --          313,843            1.0             1.0
M. Fazle Husain(e)..........................            --               --               --             --              --
Joseph Swedish..............................            --               --               --             --              --
Joseph Trunfio..............................            --               --               --             --              --
OTHER NAMED EXECUTIVE OFFICERS:
Vickie Anenberg(j)..........................       131,532               --          131,532              *               *
Kevin Conlin(k).............................        24,206               --           24,206              *               *
Carol D. Westfall(l)........................        25,308               --           25,308              *               *
All directors and executive officers as a
  group (18 persons)(m).....................     1,603,952          127,536        1,476,416            4.8             4.5
OTHER SELLING STOCKHOLDERS:
CHEF Nominees Limited.......................         7,882            3,237            4,645              *               *
DB Capital Investors, L.P...................       760,282          312,272          448,010            2.4             1.4
The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance
  Company...................................       380,147          156,138          224,009            1.2             0.7
</Table>


 
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  * Less than 1%.
 
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 (a) For purposes of this table, information as to the shares of common stock
     assumes, in the case of the column "After Offering," that the underwriters'
     over-allotment option is not exercised. In addition, a person or group of
     persons is deemed to have "beneficial ownership" of any shares of common
     stock when such person or persons has the right to acquire them within
     60 days after the date of this prospectus. For purposes of computing the
     percentage of outstanding shares of common stock held by each person or
     group of persons named above, any shares which such person or persons have
     the right to acquire within 60 days after the date of this prospectus is
     deemed to be outstanding but is not deemed to be outstanding for the
     purpose of computing the percentage ownership of any other person.
 
 (b) The general partner of CEP III is CHUSA Equity Investors III, L.P., whose
     general partner is CEP III, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of
     Charterhouse. As a result of the foregoing, all of the shares held by CEP
     III would, for purposes of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, be
     considered to be beneficially owned by Charterhouse.
 
 (c) Consists of 7,096,909 shares owned by Morgan Stanley Dean Witter Capital
     Partners IV, L.P. and its related investment funds (collectively, "MSDWCP")
     and 780,893 shares owned by Morgan Stanley Venture Partners III, L.P. and
     its related investment funds (collectively, "MSVP"). The general partner of
     MSDWCP is MSDW Capital Partners IV, LLC, the institutional managing member
     of which is MSDW Capital Partners IV, Inc. ("MSDWCP Inc."), a wholly owned
     subsidiary of Morgan Stanley Dean Witter & Co. ("MSDW"). The general
     partner of MSVP is Morgan Stanley Venture Partners III, L.L.C. ("MSVP
     L.L.C."), the institutional managing member of which is Morgan Stanley
     Venture Capital III, Inc. ("MSVC Inc."), a wholly owned subsidiary of MSDW.
 
 (d) Based solely on a filing made February 14, 2002 on a Schedule 13G with the
     Securities and Exchange Commission, consists of 1,856,680 shares owned by
     Fidelity Management & Research Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of FMR
     Corp., 32,300 shares owned by Fidelity Management Trust Company, a wholly
     owned subsidiary of FMR Corp. and 54,100 shares owned by Fidelity
     International Limited.
 
 (e) Karen H. Bechtel is a Managing Director of MSDWCP Inc. and Morgan
     Stanley & Co. Incorporated, ("MS & Co."), a wholly owned subsidiary of
     MSDW. M. Fazle Husain is an Executive Director of MSVC Inc. and MS & Co.,
     and a managing member of MSVP L.L.C. Ms. Bechtel and Mr. Husain each
     disclaim beneficial ownership of the shares of common stock beneficially
     owned by the investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Private Equity and
     its affiliates, except to the extent of any direct pecuniary interest
     therein.
 
 (f) Includes 256,347 shares subject to options that are currently exercisable
     or exercisable within 60 days of the date of this prospectus.
 
 (g) Includes 128,174 shares subject to options that are currently exercisable
     or exercisable within 60 days of the date of this prospectus.
 
 (h) Thomas C. Dircks and A. Lawrence Fagan are executive officers of
     Charterhouse. Mr. Fagan is also a director and stockholder of Charterhouse.
     Messrs. Dircks and Fagan each disclaim beneficial ownership of the shares
     of common stock beneficially owned by Charterhouse.
 
 (i) Includes 205,078 shares subject to options that are currently exercisable
     or exercisable within 60 days of the date of this prospectus.
 
 (j) Includes 102,539 shares subject to options that are currently exercisable
     or exercisable within 60 days of the date of this prospectus.
 
 (k) Includes 23,206 shares subject to options that are currently exercisable or
     exercisable within 60 days of the date of this prospectus.
 
 (l) Includes 16,824 shares subject to options that are currently exercisable or
     exercisable within 60 days of the date of this prospectus.
 
(m) Includes an aggregate of 891,489 shares subject to options that are
    currently exercisable or exercisable within 60 days of the date of this
    prospectus.
 
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                          DESCRIPTION OF CAPITAL STOCK
 
    Our amended and restated certificate of incorporation authorizes the
issuance of up to 100,000,000 shares of common stock and 10,000,000 shares of
preferred stock, the rights and preferences of which may be established from
time to time by our board of directors. As of February 28, 2002, we had
32,243,959 shares of common stock outstanding and no shares of preferred stock
outstanding.
 
    The following description of our capital stock and provisions of our amended
and restated certificate of incorporation and amended and restated by-laws are
summaries and are qualified by reference to the certificate of incorporation and
the by-laws. Copies of these documents have been filed with the Securities and
Exchange Commission as exhibits to our registration statement, of which this
prospectus forms a part.
 
COMMON STOCK
 
    Holders of common stock are entitled to one vote for each share held on all
matters submitted to a vote of stockholders and do not have cumulative voting
rights. Accordingly, a plurality of the votes cast in any election of directors
may elect all of the directors standing for election. Pursuant to a stockholders
agreement, investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Private Equity and
Charterhouse have certain rights with respect to the board of directors and
other related matters. Specifically, this stockholders agreement provides that
we shall nominate for election to the board of directors, and recommend that the
stockholders elect to the board of directors, two designees of each of CEP III
and investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Private Equity. A 50% reduction
in the number of shares of common stock owned by either CEP III or investment
funds managed by Morgan Stanley Private Equity reduces the number of designees
we are required to nominate, on behalf of such stockholder, to one and a 90%
reduction results in the elimination of the right to have us nominate a
designee, on behalf of such stockholder. Under our stockholders agreement, in
the event that either CEP III or investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley
Private Equity propose to sell more than ten percent of the total number of
shares of common stock owned by them, the other party is entitled to include in
such sale a pro rata portion of its common stock, on the same terms and for the
same consideration. Our stockholders agreement also provides that if both
Charterhouse and investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley desire to sell
shares into the public market, they shall endeavor, subject to applicable
securities laws, to effect such sales in a manner that will not adversely
disrupt the market for our common stock. In addition, Charterhouse and
investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley have agreed, to the extent
practicable, to sell their shares of common stock through a single broker, and
that all sales will be made proportionally based on the number of shares desired
to be sold by such stockholders. Pursuant to an additional shareholders
agreement, each of Joseph Boshart, our President and Chief Executive Officer,
and Emil Hensel, our Chief Financial Officer (collectively, the "Management
Investors"), agree not to transfer any shares of our common stock, except to
certain permitted transferees. The limitation on the ability of Management
Investors to transfer common stock terminates on the date of the consummation of
this offering. Holders of common stock are entitled to receive ratably such
dividends, if any, as may be declared by the board of directors out of legally
available funds. Upon our liquidation, dissolution or winding-up, holders of
common stock are entitled to receive ratably our net assets available for
distribution after the payment of all of our liabilities. The outstanding shares
of common stock are, and the shares sold in the offering will be, when issued
and paid for, validly issued, fully paid and nonassessable.
 
PREFERRED STOCK
 
    The board of directors has the authority, without action by the
stockholders, to designate and issue preferred stock and to designate the
rights, preferences and privileges of each series of preferred stock, which may
be greater than the rights attached to the common stock. It will not be possible
to state the actual effect of the issuance of any shares of preferred stock on
the rights of holders of common stock
 
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until the board of directors determines the specific rights attached to that
preferred stock. The effects of issuing preferred stock could include one or
more of the following:
 
    - restricting dividends on the common stock;
 
    - diluting the voting power of the common stock;
 
    - impairing the liquidation rights of the common stock; or
 
    - delaying or preventing a change of control of our Company.
 
LIMITATION ON LIABILITY AND INDEMNIFICATION MATTERS
 
    Our amended and restated certificate of incorporation limits the liability
of our directors to us and our stockholders to the fullest extent permitted by
Delaware law. Specifically, our directors will not be personally liable for
money damages for breach of fiduciary duty as a director, except for liability.
 
    - for any breach of the director's duty of loyalty to us or our
      stockholders;
 
    - for acts or omissions not in good faith or which involve intentional
      misconduct or a knowing violation of law;
 
    - under Section 174 of the Delaware General Corporation Law, which concerns
      unlawful payments of dividends, stock purchases or redemptions; and
 
    - for any transaction from which the director derived an improper personal
      benefit.
 
    Our amended and restated certificate of incorporation and amended and
restated by-laws also contain provisions indemnifying our directors and officers
to the fullest extent permitted by Delaware law. The indemnification permitted
under Delaware law is not exclusive of any other rights to which these persons
may be entitled.
 
    In addition, we maintain directors' and officers' liability insurance to
provide our directors and officers with insurance coverage for losses arising
from claims based on breaches of duty, negligence, errors and other wrongful
acts.
 
ANTI-TAKEOVER EFFECTS OF PROVISIONS OF DELAWARE LAW AND OUR CERTIFICATE OF
  INCORPORATION AND BY-LAWS
 
    A number of provisions under Delaware law and in our amended and restated
certificate of incorporation and amended and restated by-laws may make it more
difficult to acquire control of us. These provisions could deprive the
stockholders of opportunities to realize a premium on the shares of common stock
owned by them. In addition, these provisions may adversely affect the prevailing
market price of the common stock. These provisions are intended to:
 
    - enhance the likelihood of continuity and stability in the composition of
      the board and in the policies formulated by the board;
 
    - discourage certain types of transactions which may involve an actual or
      threatened change in control of our company;
 
    - discourage certain tactics that may be used in proxy fights; and
 
    - encourage persons seeking to acquire control of our company to consult
      first with the board of directors to negotiate the terms of any proposed
      business combination or offer.
 
    SECTION 203 OF THE DELAWARE GENERAL CORPORATION LAW.  We are subject to the
provisions of Section 203 of the Delaware General Corporation Law. Subject to
certain exceptions, Section 203 of Delaware law prohibits a publicly held
Delaware corporation from engaging in a "business combination" with an
"interested stockholder" for a period of three years after the date of the
 
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transaction in which the person became an interested stockholder, unless the
interested stockholder attained such status with the approval of the board of
directors or unless the "business combination" is approved in a prescribed
manner. A "business combination" is defined as a merger, asset sale or other
transaction resulting in a financial benefit to the interested stockholder.
Subject to various exceptions, an "interested stockholder" is a person who,
together with affiliates and associates, owns, or within the past three years
did own 15% or more of a corporation's voting stock. This statute could prohibit
or delay the accomplishment of mergers or other takeover or change in control
attempts with respect to us and, accordingly, may discourage attempts to acquire
us.
 
    STOCKHOLDER ACTION BY WRITTEN CONSENT.  Our amended and restated by-laws
provide that stockholders may take action by written consent.
 
    AUTHORIZED BUT UNISSUED SHARES OF COMMON STOCK.  The authorized but unissued
shares of common stock and preferred stock are available for future issuance
without stockholder approval. These additional shares may be utilized for a
variety of corporate purposes, including future public offerings to raise
additional capital, corporate acquisitions and employee benefit plans. The
existence of authorized but unissued shares of common stock and preferred stock
could render more difficult or discourage an attempt to obtain control of us by
means of a proxy contest, tender offer, merger or otherwise.
 
TRANSFER AGENT AND REGISTRAR
 
    The transfer agent and registrar for our common stock is SunTrust Bank.
 
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                        SHARES ELIGIBLE FOR FUTURE SALE
 
RULE 144 SECURITIES
 
    Upon the consummation of this offering, we will have 32,243,959 shares of
common stock outstanding assuming no exercise of outstanding options and
warrants after February 28, 2002. All of the 9,000,000 shares of common stock
sold in this offering will be freely tradable without restriction or further
registration under the Securities Act, except for any of the shares that are
acquired by "affiliates" as that term is defined in Rule 144 under the
Securities Act. 12,366,937 shares of common stock held by our affiliates after
the offering will be "restricted" securities under the meaning of Rule 144 under
the Securities Act and may not be sold in the absence of registration under the
Securities Act, unless an exemption from registration is available, including
exemptions pursuant to Rule 144 or Rule 144A under the Securities Act.
 
    In general, under Rule 144 as currently in effect, a person who has
beneficially owned shares of our common stock for at least one year would be
entitled to sell within any three-month period a number of shares that does not
exceed the greater of either of the following:
 
    - 1% of the number of shares of common stock then outstanding, which will
      equal approximately 322,440 shares outstanding immediately after this
      offering, or
 
    - the average weekly trading volume of the common stock on the Nasdaq
      National Market during the four calendar weeks preceding the filing of a
      notice on Form 144 with respect to such sale.
 
Sales under Rule 144 are also subject to certain manner of sale provisions and
notice requirements and to the availability of current public information about
us.
 
    Under Rule 144(k), a person who is not deemed to have been one of our
"affiliates" at any time during the 90 days preceding a sale, and who has
beneficially owned the shares proposed to be sold for at least two years,
including the holding period of any prior owner other than an "affiliate," is
entitled to sell its shares without complying with the manner of sale, public
information, volume limitation or notice provisions of Rule 144. Therefore,
unless otherwise restricted, "144(k) shares" may be sold immediately upon the
completion of this offering. The sale of these shares, or the perception that
sales will be made, could adversely affect the price of our common stock after
the offering because a greater supply of shares would be, or would be perceived
to be, available for sale in the public market.
 
    We and our executive officers and directors and selling stockholders, other
than DB Capital Investors, LP and The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance
Company, have agreed that, without the prior written consent of Merrill Lynch &
Co. on behalf of the underwriters, we will not, during the period ended 90 days
after the date of this prospectus, sell shares of common stock or take certain
related actions, subject to limited exceptions, all as described under
"Underwriting." DB Capital Investors, LP and The Northwestern Mutual Life
Insurance Company have agreed not to take such action for 60 days after the date
of this prospectus.
 
STOCK OPTIONS
 

    On December 10, 2001, we filed a registration statement on Form S-8 under
the Securities Act covering shares of common stock issued or reserved for
issuance under our various stock option plans. Options to purchase 3,479,296
shares of common stock were issued and outstanding as of February 28, 2002, of
which, as of February 28, 2002, options to purchase 1,507,236 shares were
vested. All shares acquired upon exercises of employee stock options will be
freely tradeable unless held by affiliates.

 
REGISTRATION RIGHTS
 
    CEP III and investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Private Equity may
require us on up to an aggregate of three occasions to use our best efforts to
file registration statements on Form S-1 or Form S-2 covering public sale of
shares of common stock held by them. We have the right, under specified
circumstances, to delay any registration required by up to 90 days. In addition,
the holders are entitled to require us to register their shares on registrations
that we initiate and we have granted the holders unlimited demand rights to
cause us to file a registration statement on Form S-3.
 
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                                  UNDERWRITING
 
    The selling stockholders intend to offer the shares through the underwriters
named below. Subject to the terms and conditions described in a purchase
agreement among us, the selling stockholders and the underwriters, the selling
stockholders have agreed to sell to the underwriters, and the underwriters
severally have agreed to purchase from the selling stockholders, the number of
shares listed opposite their names below.
 

<Table>
<Caption>
                                                              NUMBER OF
UNDERWRITER                                                    SHARES
-----------                                                   ---------
<S>                                                           <C>
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith
          Incorporated......................................
Salomon Smith Barney Inc....................................
Banc of America Securities LLC..............................
CIBC World Markets Corp. ...................................
SunTrust Capital Markets, Inc. .............................
                                                              --------
          Total.............................................  9,000,000
                                                              ========
</Table>

 
    The underwriters have agreed to purchase all of the shares sold under the
purchase agreement if any of these shares are purchased. If an underwriter
defaults, the purchase agreement provides that the purchase commitments of the
nondefaulting underwriters may be increased or the purchase agreement may be
terminated.
 
    We and the selling stockholders have agreed to indemnify the underwriters
against certain liabilities, including liabilities under the Securities Act, or
to contribute to payments the underwriters may be required to make in respect of
those liabilities.
 
    The underwriters are offering the shares, subject to prior sale, when, as
and if issued to and accepted by them, subject to approval of legal matters by
their counsel, including the validity of the shares, and other conditions
contained in the purchase agreement, such as the receipt by the underwriters of
officer's certificates and legal opinions. The underwriters reserve the right to
withdraw, cancel or modify offers to the public and to reject orders in whole or
in part.
 
COMMISSIONS AND DISCOUNTS
 
    The underwriters have advised us that they propose initially to offer the
shares to the public at the initial public offering price on the cover page of
this prospectus and to dealers at that price less a concession not in excess of
$      per share. The underwriters may allow, and the dealers may reallow, a
discount not in excess of $      per share to other dealers. After the public
offering, the public offering price, concession and discount may be changed.
 
    The following table shows the public offering price, underwriting discount
and proceeds before expenses to the selling stockholders. The information
assumes either no exercise or full exercise by the underwriters of their
overallotment option.
 

<Table>
<Caption>
                                                  PER SHARE   WITHOUT OPTION   WITH OPTION
                                                  ---------   --------------   ------------
<S>                                               <C>         <C>              <C>
Public offering price...........................      $              $              $
Underwriting discount...........................      $              $              $
Proceeds, before expenses, to the
  selling stockholders..........................      $              $              $
</Table>

 
    The expenses of the offering, not including the underwriting discount, are
estimated at $1.0 million and are payable by us.
 
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OVERALLOTMENT OPTION
 
    The selling stockholders have granted an option to the underwriters to
purchase up to 1,350,000 additional shares at the public offering price less the
underwriting discount. The underwriters may exercise this option for 30 days
from the date of this prospectus solely to cover any overallotments. If the
underwriters exercise this option, each will be obligated, subject to conditions
contained in the purchase agreement, to purchase a number of additional shares
proportionate to that underwriter's initial amount reflected in the above table.
 
NO SALES OF SIMILAR SECURITIES
 
    We and our executive officers and directors and selling stockholders, other
than DB Capital Investors, LP and The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance
Company, have agreed not to sell or transfer any common stock for 90 days after
the date of this prospectus without first obtaining the written consent of
Merrill Lynch. DB Capital Investors, LP and The Northwestern Mutual Life
Insurance Company have agreed not to take such action for 60 days after the date
of this prospectus. Specifically, we and these other persons have agreed not to
directly or indirectly:
 
    - offer, pledge, sell or contract to sell any common stock;
 
    - sell any option or contract to purchase any common stock;
 
    - purchase any option or contract to sell any common stock;
 
    - grant any option, right or warrant for the sale of any common stock;
 
    - lend or otherwise dispose of or transfer any common stock;
 
    - request or demand that we file a registration statement related to the
      common stock; or
 
    - enter into any swap or other agreement that transfers, in whole or in
      part, the economic consequence of ownership of any common stock whether
      any such swap or transaction is to be settled by delivery of shares or
      other securities, in cash or otherwise.
 
    This lockup provision applies to common stock and to securities convertible
into or exchangeable or exercisable for or repayable with common stock. It also
applies to common stock owned now or acquired later by the person executing the
agreement or for which the person executing the agreement later acquires the
power of disposition.
 
QUOTATION ON THE NASDAQ NATIONAL MARKET
 
    The shares of common stock are quoted on the Nasdaq National Market under
the symbol "CCRN."
 
PRICE STABILIZATION AND SHORT POSITIONS
 
    Until the distribution of the shares is completed, SEC rules may limit
underwriters and selling stockholders from bidding for or purchasing our common
stock. However, the representatives may engage in transactions that stabilize
the price of the common stock, such as bids or purchases to peg, fix or maintain
that price.
 
    The underwriters may purchase and sell our common stock in the open market.
These transactions may include short sales, stabilizing transactions and
purchases to cover positions created by short sales. Short sales involve the
sale by the underwriters of a greater number of shares than they are required to
purchase in the offering. "Covered" short sales are sales made in an amount not
greater than the underwriters' option to purchase additional shares from the
issuer in the offering. The underwriters may close out any covered short
position by either exercising their option to purchase additional shares
 
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or purchasing shares in the open market. In determining the source of shares to
close out the covered short position, the underwriters will consider, among
other things, the price of shares available for purchase in the open market as
compared to the price at which they may purchase shares through the
overallotment option. "Naked" short sales are any sales in excess of such
option. The underwriters must close out any naked short position by purchasing
shares in the open market. A naked short position is more likely to be created
if the underwriters are concerned that there may be downward pressure on the
price of the common shares in the open market after pricing that could adversely
affect investors who purchase in the offering. Stabilizing transactions consist
of various bids for or purchases of common shares made by the underwriters in
the open market prior to the completion of the offering.
 
    The underwriters may also impose a penalty bid. This occurs when a
particular underwriter repays to the underwriters a portion of the underwriting
discount received by it because the representatives have repurchased shares sold
by or for the account of such underwriter in stabilizing or short covering
transactions.
 
    Similar to other purchase transactions, the underwriters' purchases to cover
the syndicate short sales may have the effect of raising or maintaining the
market price of our common stock or preventing or retarding a decline in the
market price of the common shares. As a result, the price of our common stock
may be higher than the price that might otherwise exist in the open market.
 
    Neither we nor any of the underwriters makes any representation or
prediction as to the direction or magnitude of any effect that the transactions
described above may have on the price of the common stock. In addition, neither
we nor any of the underwriters makes any representation that the U.S.
representatives or the lead managers will engage in these transactions or that
these transactions, once commenced, will not be discontinued without notice.
 
PASSIVE MARKET MAKING
 
    In connection with this offering, underwriters and selling group members may
engage in passive market making transactions in the common stock on the Nasdaq
National Market in accordance with Rule 103 of the Regulation M under the
Exchange Act during a period before the commencement of offers or sales of
common stock and extending through the completion of distribution. A passive
market maker must display its bid at a price not in excess of the highest
independent bid of that security. However, if all independent bids are lowered
below the passive market maker's bid, that bid must then be lowered when
specified purchase limits are exceeded.
 
OTHER RELATIONSHIPS
 
    Some of the underwriters and their affiliates have engaged in, and may in
the future engage in, investment banking and other commercial dealings in the
ordinary course of business with us. They have received customary fees and
commissions for these transactions. Each of the underwriters acted as an
underwriter for our initial public offering in October 2001. Salomon Smith
Barney Inc. acted as the lead arranger, and affiliates of Salomon Smith
Barney Inc. acted as administrative agent, collateral agent, issuing bank and
swingline lender under our credit facility. In addition, affiliates of Merrill
Lynch, Salomon Smith Barney Inc., Banc of America Securities LLC and SunTrust
Capital Markets, Inc. are lenders under our credit facility. During the past two
years we paid $3.8 million in fees to Salomon Smith Barney Inc. and its
affiliates, $0.3 million to Banc of America Securities LLC and its affiliates
and $0.1 million to Merrill Lynch, SunTrust Capital Markets, Inc. and their
respective affiliates, primarily in connection with lending activities.
 
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INTERNET DISTRIBUTION
 
    Merrill Lynch will be facilitating internet distribution for the offering to
some of its internet subscription customers. Merrill Lynch intends to allocate a
limited number of shares for sale to its online brokerage customers. An
electronic prospectus is available on the website maintained by Merrill Lynch.
Other than the prospectus in electronic format, the information on the Merrill
Lynch website relating to the offering is not a part of this prospectus.
 

                                 LEGAL MATTERS
 
    The validity of the shares of common stock offered by this prospectus will
be passed upon for us by Proskauer Rose LLP, New York, New York. Certain legal
matters related to the offering will be passed upon for the underwriters by
Debevoise & Plimpton, New York, New York.
 
    Members of Proskauer Rose LLP own 500 shares of our common stock, in the
aggregate.
 

                                    EXPERTS
 

    The consolidated financial statements of Cross Country, Inc. at
December 31, 2001 and 2000 and for each of the two years in the period ended
December 31, 2001 and for the period from July, 30, 1999 to December 31, 1999,
appearing in this prospectus and registration statement have been audited by
Ernst & Young LLP, independent auditors, as set forth in their report thereon
appearing elsewhere herein, and are included in reliance upon such report given
on the authority of such firm as experts in accounting and auditing.

 
    The financial statements of Cross Country Staffing (a Partnership) as of
July 29, 1999 and December 31, 1998, and for the period from January 1, 1999
through July 29, 1999 and for the year ended December 31, 1998, included in this
prospectus have been so included in reliance on the report of
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, independent accountants, given on the authority of
said firm as experts in auditing and accounting.
 

    The consolidated financial statements of TravCorps Corporation and
Subsidiary at December 15, 1999, and for the period from December 27, 1998 to
December 15, 1999, appearing in this prospectus and registration statement have
been audited by Ernst & Young LLP, independent auditors, as set forth in their
report thereon appearing elsewhere herein, and are included in reliance upon
such report given on the authority of such firm as experts in accounting and
auditing.

 
    The consolidated financial statements of ClinForce, Inc. at December 31,
2000 and 1999, and for each of the two years in the period ended December 31,
2000, appearing in this prospectus and registration statement have been audited
by Ernst & Young LLP, independent auditors, as set forth in their report thereon
appearing elsewhere herein, and are included in reliance upon such report given
on the authority of such firm as experts in accounting and auditing.
 
    The financial statements of Heritage Professional Education, LLC as of
December 25, 2000 and for the period from January 1, 2000 through December 25,
2000, appearing in this prospectus and registration statement have been audited
by Ernst & Young LLP, independent auditors, as set forth in their report thereon
appearing elsewhere herein, and are included in reliance upon such report given
on the authority of such firm as experts in accounting and auditing.
 
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                      WHERE YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION
 
    We have filed with the Commission a registration statement on Form S-1,
which includes amendments, exhibits, schedules and supplements, under the
Securities Act and the rules and regulations under the Securities Act, for the
registration of the common stock offered by this prospectus. Although this
prospectus, which forms a part of the registration statement, contains all
material information included in the registration statement, parts of the
registration statement have been omitted from this prospectus as permitted by
the rules and regulations of the Commission. For further information with
respect to us and the common stock offered by this prospectus, please refer to
the registration statement. Statements contained in this prospectus as to the
contents of any contracts or other document referred to in this prospectus are
not necessarily complete and, where such contract or other document is an
exhibit to the registration statement, each such statement is qualified in all
respects by the provisions of such exhibit, to which reference is now made. The
registration statement can be inspected and copied at prescribed rates at the
public reference facilities maintained by the Commission at Room 1024, 450 Fifth
Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20549, and at the Commission's regional offices
Northwestern Atrium Center, 500 West Madison Street, Suite 1400, Chicago,
Illinois 60661. The public may obtain information regarding the Washington, D.C.
Public Reference Room by calling the Commission at 1-800-SEC-0330. In addition,
the registration statement is publicly available through the Commission's site
on the Internet's World Wide Web, located at: http://www.sec.gov.
 
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                         INDEX TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
 


<Table>
<Caption>
                                                                PAGE
                                                              --------
<S>                                                           <C>
HISTORICAL FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
CROSS COUNTRY, INC.
  Report of Independent Certified Public Accountants........     F-2
  Consolidated Balance Sheets as of December 31, 2000 and
    2001....................................................     F-3
  Consolidated Statements of Operations for the Period from
    July 30, 1999 to December 31, 1999 and for the Years
    Ended December 31, 2000 and 2001........................     F-4
  Consolidated Statement of Stockholders' Equity for the
    Period from July 30, 1999 to December 31, 1999 and for
    the Years Ended December 31, 2000 and 2001..............     F-5
  Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the Period from
    July 30, 1999 to December 31, 1999 and for the Years
    Ended December 31, 2000 and 2001........................     F-6
  Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements............     F-8
 
CROSS COUNTRY STAFFING ("PREDECESSOR COMPANY")
  Report of Independent Certified Public Accountants........    F-28
  Balance Sheets as of July 29, 1999 and December 31,
    1998....................................................    F-29
  Statements of Income and Partners' Capital for the Period
    from January 1, 1999 to July 29, 1999 and for the Year
    Ended December 31, 1998.................................    F-30
  Statements of Cash Flows for the Period from January 1,
    1999 to July 29, 1999 and for the Year Ended December
    31, 1998................................................    F-31
  Notes to Financial Statements.............................    F-32
 
TRAVCORPS CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARY
  Independent Auditors' Report..............................    F-38
  Consolidated Balance Sheet as of December 15, 1999........    F-39
  Consolidated Statement of Income for the Period from
    December 27, 1998 to December 15, 1999..................    F-41
  Consolidated Statement of Stockholders' (Deficit) Equity
    for the Period from December 27, 1998 to December 15,
    1999....................................................    F-42
  Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows for the Period from
    December 27, 1998 to December 15, 1999..................    F-43
  Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements............    F-44
 
CLINFORCE, INC.
  Report of Independent Auditors............................    F-52
  Consolidated Statements of Assets Acquired and Liabilities
    Assumed as of December 31, 2000 and 1999................    F-53
  Consolidated Statements of Operating Revenues and Expenses
    for the Years Ended December 31, 2000 and 1999..........    F-54
  Notes to the Consolidated Statements......................    F-55
 
HERITAGE PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION, LLC
  Report of Independent Auditors............................    F-61
  Balance Sheet as of December 25, 2000.....................    F-62
  Statement of Income for the Period from January 1, 2000
    through December 25, 2000...............................    F-63
  Statement of Members' Deficit for the Period from January
    1, 2000 through December 25, 2000.......................    F-64
  Statement of Cash Flows for the Period from January 1,
    2000 through December 25, 2000..........................    F-65
  Notes to Financial Statements.............................    F-66

</Table>


 
                                      F-1
<Page>


               REPORT OF INDEPENDENT CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS

 

The Board of Directors and Stockholders
Cross Country, Inc.

 

    We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheets of Cross
Country, Inc. as of December 31, 2000 and 2001 and the related consolidated
statements of operations, stockholders' equity and cash flows for the period
from July 30, 1999 to December 31, 1999 and the years ended December 31, 2000
and 2001. These financial statements are the responsibility of the Company's
management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial
statements based on our audit.

 

    We conducted our audits in accordance with auditing standards generally
accepted in the United States. Those standards require that we plan and perform
the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements
are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis,
evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An
audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant
estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial
statement presentation. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis
for our opinion.

 

    In our opinion, the consolidated financial statements referred to above
present fairly, in all material respects, the consolidated financial position of
Cross Country, Inc. at December 31, 2000 and 2001, and the results of their
operations and their cash flows for the period from July 30, 1999 to
December 31, 1999 and the years ended December 31, 2000 and 2001, in conformity
with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States. Also, in our
opinion, the related financial statement schedule, when considered in relation
to the basic financial statements taken as a whole, present fairly, in all
material respects, the information set forth therein.

 

                                          /s/ Ernst & Young LLP

 

West Palm Beach, Florida
February 7, 2002


 
                                      F-2
<Page>

                              CROSS COUNTRY, INC.

 

                          CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

 


<Table>
<Caption>
                                                                     DECEMBER 31,
                                                              ---------------------------
                                                                  2000           2001
                                                              ------------   ------------
<S>                                                           <C>            <C>
ASSETS
Current assets:
  Cash and cash equivalents.................................  $         --   $  2,643,542
  Accounts receivable, less allowance for doubtful accounts
    of $2,087,747 in 2000 and $2,424,865 in 2001............    65,087,380     87,414,713
  Deferred income taxes.....................................     3,140,522      4,398,198
  Income taxes receivable...................................     2,076,471      1,512,155
  Prepaid rent on employees' apartments.....................     3,309,673      3,992,775
  Deposits on employees' apartments, net of allowance of
    $418,775 in 2000 and $512,562 in 2001...................     1,055,106      1,138,173
  Other current assets......................................     2,032,437      3,963,639
                                                              ------------   ------------
Total current assets........................................    76,701,589    105,063,195
Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation and
  amortization of $5,024,756 in 2000 and $8,785,801 in
  2001......................................................     6,168,505     11,398,512
Trademark, net of accumulated amortization of $746,669 in
  2000 and $1,401,169 in 2001...............................    13,953,331     15,398,831
Goodwill, net of accumulated amortization of $10,767,664 in
  2000 and $20,383,019 in 2001..............................   199,373,353    217,605,810
Other identifiable intangible assets, net of accumulated
  amortization of $3,746,200 in 2000 and $6,684,053 in
  2001......................................................    12,683,800     11,045,947
Debt issuance costs, net of accumulated amortization of
  $2,616,598 in 2000 and $797,921 in 2001...................     8,604,941      1,390,364
Other assets................................................       140,148         76,848
                                                              ------------   ------------
Total assets................................................  $317,625,667   $361,979,507
                                                              ============   ============
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current liabilities:
  Accounts payable..........................................  $  6,445,501   $  1,967,599
  Accrued employee compensation and benefits................    17,430,804     27,022,672
  Accrued expenses..........................................     3,801,172      1,285,660
  Current portion of long-term debt.........................    12,400,000      2,424,594
  Note payable..............................................       484,108      1,365,009
  Net liabilities from discontinued operations..............       534,999             --
  Other current liabilities.................................     1,229,840      1,832,260
                                                              ------------   ------------
Total current liabilities...................................    42,326,424     35,897,794
Interest rate swap..........................................            --      2,508,877
Deferred income taxes.......................................     7,571,311      8,570,361
Long-term debt..............................................   144,388,000     45,075,406
                                                              ------------   ------------
Total liabilities...........................................   194,285,735     92,052,438
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
Stockholders' equity:
  Common stock--$.0001 par value; 100,000,000 shares
    authorized; 22,445,104 shares issued and outstanding at
    December 31, 2000, and 32,211,745 shares issued and
    outstanding at December 31, 2001                                 2,321          3,221
  Preferred stock--$0.01 par value; 10,000,000 shares
    authorized;
    0 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2000 and
    2001....................................................            --             --
  Additional paid-in capital................................   119,080,880    258,151,811
  Accumulated other comprehensive loss......................            --     (1,156,736)
  Retained earnings.........................................     4,256,731     12,928,773
                                                              ------------   ------------
Total stockholders' equity..................................   123,339,932    269,927,069
                                                              ------------   ------------
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity..................  $317,625,667   $361,979,507
                                                              ============   ============
</Table>


 

                            See accompanying notes.

 
                                      F-3
<Page>

                              CROSS COUNTRY, INC.

 

                     CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

 


<Table>
<Caption>
                                                              PERIOD FROM
                                                                JULY 30,
                                                                1999 TO        YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31,
                                                              DECEMBER 31,   ---------------------------
                                                                  1999           2000           2001
                                                              ------------   ------------   ------------
<S>                                                           <C>            <C>            <C>
Revenue from services.......................................  $87,727,219    $367,689,902   $500,502,570
 
Operating expenses:
  Direct operating expenses.................................   68,036,524     273,094,434    374,651,086
  Selling, general and administrative expenses..............    9,256,719      49,027,376     68,392,443
  Bad debt expense..........................................      511,341         432,973      1,273,656
  Depreciation..............................................      154,590       1,323,397      2,579,089
  Amortization..............................................    4,421,577      13,701,384     15,157,546
  Non-recurring indirect transaction costs..................           --       1,289,217             --
                                                              -----------    ------------   ------------
Total operating expenses....................................   82,380,751     338,868,781    462,053,820
                                                              -----------    ------------   ------------
Income from operations......................................    5,346,468      28,821,121     38,448,750
 
Other expenses:
  Interest expense, net.....................................    4,821,302      15,435,236     14,422,170
                                                              -----------    ------------   ------------
Income before income taxes, discontinued operations and
  extraordinary item........................................      525,166      13,385,885     24,026,580
Income tax expense..........................................     (671,917)     (6,730,024)   (10,364,123)
                                                              -----------    ------------   ------------
(Loss) income before discontinued operations and
  extraordinary item........................................     (146,751)      6,655,861     13,662,457
 
Discontinued operations:
  Loss from discontinued operations of HospitalHub, net of
    income tax benefit......................................     (194,714)     (1,603,833)            --
  Loss on disposal of HospitalHub, net of income tax
    benefit.................................................           --        (453,832)      (206,710)
                                                              -----------    ------------   ------------
Net (loss) income before extraordinary item, net of income
  tax benefit...............................................     (341,465)      4,598,196     13,455,747
  Extraordinary loss on early extinguishment of debt, net...           --              --     (4,783,705)
                                                              -----------    ------------   ------------
Net (loss) income...........................................  $  (341,465)   $  4,598,196   $  8,672,042
                                                              ===========    ============   ============
Net (loss) income per common share--basic:
  (Loss) income before discontinued operations and
    extraordinary item......................................  $     (0.01)   $       0.29   $       0.55
  Discontinued operations...................................        (0.01)          (0.09)         (0.01)
                                                              -----------    ------------   ------------
Net (loss) income before extraordinary item.................        (0.02)           0.20           0.54
  Extraordinary loss on early extinguishment of debt........           --              --          (0.19)
                                                              -----------    ------------   ------------
Net (loss) income...........................................  $     (0.02)   $       0.20   $       0.35
                                                              ===========    ============   ============
Net (loss) income per common share--diluted:
  (Loss) income before discontinued operations and
    extraordinary item......................................  $     (0.01)   $       0.29   $       0.54
  Discontinued operations...................................        (0.01)          (0.09)         (0.01)
                                                              -----------    ------------   ------------
Net (loss) income before extraordinary item.................        (0.02)           0.20           0.53
  Extraordinary loss on early extinguishment of debt........           --              --          (0.19)
                                                              -----------    ------------   ------------
Net (loss) income...........................................  $     (0.02)   $       0.20   $       0.34
                                                              ===========    ============   ============
Weighted average common shares outstanding--basic...........   15,291,749      23,205,388     24,881,218
                                                              ===========    ============   ============
Weighted average common shares outstanding--diluted.........   15,291,749      23,205,388     25,222,936
                                                              ===========    ============   ============
</Table>


 

                            See accompanying notes.

 
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                 CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

 


<Table>
<Caption>
                                                                     ACCUMULATED    (ACCUMULATED
                                 COMMON STOCK         ADDITIONAL        OTHER         DEFICIT)         TOTAL
                             ---------------------     PAID-IN      COMPREHENSIVE     RETAINED     STOCKHOLDERS'
                               SHARES     DOLLARS      CAPITAL          LOSS          EARNINGS        EQUITY
                             ----------   --------   ------------   -------------   ------------   -------------
<S>                          <C>          <C>        <C>            <C>             <C>            <C>
Balance at July 29, 1999
  (date of
  incorporation)...........  13,114,880    $1,312    $ 79,588,811    $        --    $        --    $ 79,590,123
    Issuance of common
      stock in conjunction
      with issuance of
      long-term debt.......   1,140,447       114       6,919,924             --             --       6,920,038
    Issuance of common
      stock in exchange for
      employee services....     132,010        13         470,627             --             --         470,640
    Issuance of common
      stock in conjunction
      with acquisition of
      TravCorps
      Corporation..........   8,817,961       882      32,101,518             --             --      32,102,400
  Net loss.................          --        --              --             --       (341,465)       (341,465)
                             ----------    ------    ------------    -----------    -----------    ------------
Balance at December 31,
  1999.....................  23,205,298     2,321     119,080,880             --       (341,465)    118,741,736
Net income.................          --        --              --             --      4,598,196       4,598,196
                             ----------    ------    ------------    -----------    -----------    ------------
Balance at December 31,
  2000.....................  23,205,298     2,321     119,080,880             --      4,256,731     123,339,932
  Initial public
  offering.................   8,984,375       898     138,765,700             --             --     138,766,598
  Exercise of stock
  options..................      22,072         2         305,231             --             --         305,233
  Net income...............          --        --              --             --      8,672,042       8,672,042
  Comprehensive loss:
    FASB Statement No. 133
      (derivative)
      transition
      adjustment...........          --        --              --       (910,009)            --        (910,009)
    Net change in hedging
      transaction..........          --        --              --       (246,727)            --        (246,727)
                                                                     -----------                   ------------
  Total comprehensive
  loss.....................          --        --              --             --             --      (1,156,736)
                             ----------    ------    ------------    -----------    -----------    ------------
Balance at December 31,
  2001.....................  32,211,745    $3,221    $258,151,811    $(1,156,736)   $12,928,773    $269,927,069
                             ==========    ======    ============    ===========    ===========    ============
</Table>


 

                            See accompanying notes.

 
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                              CROSS COUNTRY, INC.

 

                     CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

 


<Table>
<Caption>
                                                       PERIOD FROM
                                                      JULY 30, 1999      YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31,
                                                     TO DECEMBER 31,   ---------------------------
                                                          1999             2000           2001
                                                     ---------------   ------------   ------------
<S>                                                  <C>               <C>            <C>
OPERATING ACTIVITIES
Net (loss) income..................................    $   (341,465)   $  4,598,196   $  8,672,042
Adjustments to reconcile net (loss) income to net
  cash provided by operating activities:
  Amortization.....................................       4,421,577      13,701,384     15,157,546
  Depreciation.....................................         154,590       1,323,397      2,579,089
  Bad debt expense.................................         511,341         432,973      1,273,656
  Cumulative interest due at maturity..............       1,537,000       3,839,000      4,321,000
  Estimated loss on disposal of discontinued
    operations.....................................              --         453,832        198,137
  Extraordinary loss on early extinguishment of
    debt...........................................              --              --      4,783,705
  Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
    Accounts receivable............................      (1,874,246)    (15,096,581)   (17,627,070)
    Prepaid rent, deposits, and other current
      assets.......................................      (3,381,084)     (1,385,374)    (3,255,293)
    Accounts payable and accrued expenses..........       1,793,712       2,679,076      3,630,708
  Net liabilities from discontinued operations.....         309,670        (228,503)      (633,500)
  Other current liabilities........................       3,170,112          79,621        602,421
                                                       ------------    ------------   ------------
Net cash provided by operating activities..........       6,301,207      10,397,021     19,702,441
 
INVESTING ACTIVITIES
Acquisition of TravCorps, net cash acquired........       1,787,434              --             --
Acquisition of covenant not to compete.............        (250,000)             --             --
Acquisition of E-Staff, Inc........................              --      (1,500,000)            --
Acquisition of Heritage Professional Education,
  LLC..............................................              --      (6,200,000)      (241,145)
Acquisition of Clinforce, Inc......................              --              --    (32,824,592)
Acquisition of Gill/Balsano Consulting, L.L.C.
  assets...........................................              --              --     (1,881,000)
Increase in other assets...........................              --          (6,205)       (20,878)
Increase in other liabilities......................              --       1,196,875             --
Purchases of property and equipment................        (167,170)     (1,992,109)    (5,662,456)
Increase in software development costs.............              --      (1,082,595)    (1,691,093)
                                                       ------------    ------------   ------------
Net cash provided by (used in) investing
  activities.......................................       1,370,264      (9,584,034)   (42,321,164)
 
FINANCING ACTIVITIES
Debt issuance costs................................         494,535              --       (981,833)
Issuance of common stock...........................          10,000              --             --
Exercise of stock options..........................              --              --        205,598
Initial public offering............................              --              --    138,766,598
Repayment of debt..................................    (148,305,305)    (65,258,097)  (320,193,108)
Proceeds from issuance of debt.....................     144,700,000      59,617,233    207,465,010
                                                       ------------    ------------   ------------
Net cash (used in) provided by financing
  activities.......................................      (3,100,770)     (5,640,864)    25,262,265
Change in cash and cash equivalents................       4,570,701      (4,827,877)     2,643,542
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period...         257,176       4,827,877             --
                                                       ------------    ------------   ------------
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period.........    $  4,827,877    $         --   $  2,643,542
                                                       ============    ============   ============
</Table>


 
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               CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (CONTINUED)

 


<Table>
<Caption>
                                                       PERIOD FROM
                                                      JULY 30, 1999      YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31,
                                                     TO DECEMBER 31,   ---------------------------
                                                          1999             2000           2001
                                                     ---------------   ------------   ------------
<S>                                                  <C>               <C>            <C>
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF NONCASH INVESTING AND
  FINANCING ACTIVITIES
Issuance of common stock in connection with
  issuance of debt.................................    $  6,920,038    $         --   $         --
                                                       ============    ============   ============
Issuance of common stock for TravCorps
  acquisition......................................    $ 32,102,400    $         --   $         --
                                                       ============    ============   ============
Issuance of common stock in exchange for employee
  services.........................................    $     47,640    $         --   $     99,635
                                                       ============    ============   ============
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURE OF CASH FLOW INFORMATION
Interest paid......................................    $  3,005,467    $ 10,711,873   $ 11,779,213
                                                       ============    ============   ============
Income taxes paid..................................    $    437,873    $    221,467   $  5,972,007
                                                       ============    ============   ============
</Table>


 

                            See accompanying notes.

 
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                              CROSS COUNTRY, INC.

 

                   NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

                               DECEMBER 31, 2001

 

1.  ORGANIZATION AND BASIS OF PRESENTATION

 

    On July 29, 1999, Cross Country Staffing, Inc. (CCS), a Delaware
corporation, was established through an acquisition of certain assets and
liabilities of Cross Country Staffing (the Partnership), a Delaware general
partnership. The acquisition included certain identifiable intangible assets
primarily related to proprietary databases and contracts. The Partnership was
engaged in the business of providing nurses and other allied health personnel to
health care providers primarily on a contract basis. CCS recorded the assets and
certain assumed liabilities, as defined in the asset purchase agreement, at fair
market value. The purchase price of approximately $189,000,000 exceeded the fair
market value of the assets less the assumed liabilities by approximately
$167,537,000, of which $20,890,000 was allocated to certain identifiable
intangible assets ($8,900,000--trademark, $8,440,000--databases,
$1,040,000--workforce, and $2,510,000--hospital relations), and $250,000
relating to a covenant not to compete. The remaining $146,397,000 was allocated
to goodwill.

 

    On December 16, 1999, CCS entered into a Plan of Merger with TravCorps
Corporation (TravCorps). TravCorps and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Cejka &
Company (Cejka) provide flexible staffing, search, consulting and related
outsourced services to health care providers throughout the United States.
Pursuant to the Plan of Merger on December 16, 1999, all outstanding shares of
TravCorps' common stock were exchanged for common stock in CCS and TravCorps
became a wholly-owned subsidiary of CCS. The fair value of the shares of common
stock issued to the stockholders of TravCorps, as determined by a valuation of
the common stock as of December 16, 1999, was $32,102,000. The purchase price
exceeded the fair value of the net tangible assets acquired by approximately
$66,575,000, of which $10,240,000 was allocated to certain identifiable
intangible assets ($5,800,000--trademark, $2,910,000--databases,
$630,000--workforce, and $900,000--hospital relations). The remaining
$56,335,000 was allocated to goodwill. The acquisition was accounted for as a
purchase and, accordingly, the accompanying consolidated financial statements
include the results of TravCorps from the acquisition date. There were
approximately $1,300,000 of non-capitalizable transaction costs for the year
ended December 31, 2000, which consisted primarily of transition bonuses related
to the TravCorps acquisition which are included in non-recurring transaction
costs in the consolidated statements of operations.

 

    Effective October 1, 2000, TravCorps changed its name to TVCM, Inc. (TVCM).

 

    Effective October 10, 2000, CCS changed its name to Cross Country
TravCorps, Inc. (CCT). Subsequent to December 31, 2000, CCT changed its name to
Cross Country, Inc. (the Company). The Company is primarily engaged in the
business of providing temporary health care staffing services to acute and
subacute care facilities nationwide.

 

    The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company
and its wholly-owned direct and indirect subsidiaries, TVCM (f/k/a TravCorps),
Cejka, CC Staffing, Inc., E-Staff, Inc. (E-Staff), HospitalHub, Inc. (f/k/a
Ashley One, Inc.)(HospitalHub), and Cross Country Seminars, Inc. (f/k/a
CCS/Heritage Acquisition Corp.) (Cross Country Seminars). All material
intercompany transactions and balances have been eliminated in consolidation.

 

2.  SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

 

USE OF ESTIMATES

 

    The preparation of the consolidated financial statements in conformity with
accounting principles generally accepted in the United States requires
management to make estimates and assumptions that

 
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             NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)

 

                               DECEMBER 31, 2001

 

2.  SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (CONTINUED)


affect the reported amounts in the consolidated financial statements and
accompanying notes. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

 

CONCENTRATION OF CREDIT RISK

 

    Financial instruments that potentially subject the Company to concentrations
of credit risk as defined by Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB)
Statement No. 105, DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION ABOUT FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS WITH
OFF-BALANCE-SHEET RISK AND FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS WITH CONCENTRATIONS OF CREDIT
RISK, consist principally of accounts receivable. The Company's customers are
health care providers and accounts receivable represent amounts due from these
providers. The Company performs ongoing credit evaluations of its customers'
financial conditions and, generally, does not require collateral. Overall, based
on the large number of customers in differing geographic areas throughout the
United States and its territories, the Company believes the concentration of
credit risk is limited. As of December 31, 2000, an aggregate of approximately
9% of the outstanding accounts receivable were due from four customers. As of
December 31, 2001, an aggregate of approximately 8% of the Company's outstanding
accounts receivable were due from four customers.

 

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS

 

    The Company considers all investments with original maturities of less than
three months to be cash and cash equivalents.

 

PREPAID RENT AND DEPOSITS

 

    The Company leases a number of apartments for its employees under short-term
agreements (typically three to six months), which generally coincide with each
employee's staffing contract. As a condition of these agreements, the Company
places security deposits on the leased apartments. Prepaid rent and deposits
relate to these short-term agreements.

 

PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT

 

    Property and equipment are stated at cost, less accumulated depreciation.
Depreciation is determined on a straight-line basis over the estimated useful
lives of the assets, which generally range from three to seven years. Leasehold
improvements are depreciated over the lives of the related leases or the useful
life of an individual lease, whichever is shorter.

 

    Certain software development costs are capitalized in accordance with the
provisions of Statement of Position 98-1, ACCOUNTING FOR THE COSTS OF COMPUTER
SOFTWARE DEVELOPED OR OBTAINED FOR INTERNAL USE and FASB Statement No. 86,
ACCOUNTING FOR COSTS OF COMPUTER SOFTWARE TO BE SOLD, LEASED, OR OTHERWISE
MARKETED. Such costs include charges for consulting services and costs for
personnel associated with programming, coding, and testing such software.
Amortization of capitalized software costs begins when the software is placed
into service and is included in depreciation expense in the accompanying
consolidated statements of operations. Software development costs are being
amortized using the straight-line method over five years or revenue to projected
revenue, if greater. Through December 31, 2001, the Company has not recognized
any revenue from the sale of software.

 
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             NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)

 

                               DECEMBER 31, 2001

 

2.  SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (CONTINUED)


RESERVES FOR CLAIMS

 

    Workers' compensation and health care benefits are provided under partially
self-insured plans. The Company records its estimate of the ultimate cost of,
and reserves for, workers' compensation and health care benefits based on
actuarial computations using the Company's loss history as well as industry
statistics. Furthermore, in determining its reserves, the Company includes
reserves for estimated claims incurred but not reported.

 

    The ultimate cost of workers' compensation and health care benefits will
depend on actual costs incurred to settle the claims and may differ from the
amounts reserved by the Company for those claims.

 

    In August 2001, the Company changed its professional liability coverage from
an occurrence to a claims made basis. The professional liability policy provides
for coverage in the amount of $1,000,000 per claim and $3,000,000 in the
aggregate as well as excess coverage in the amount of $10,000,000 per claim and
$10,000,000 in the aggregate. In addition, there is a $100,000 deductible per
occurrence.

 

    Accruals for workers' compensation claims, health care benefits and
professional liability insurance are included in accrued employee compensation
and benefits in the consolidated balance sheets.

 

GOODWILL AND INTANGIBLE ASSETS

 

    Goodwill represents the excess of purchase price over the fair value of net
assets acquired. Goodwill is being amortized using the straight-line method over
its estimated useful life ranging from 5 to 25 years. Other identifiable
intangible assets, net, consist of database (approximately $8,259,000 and
$5,967,000), workforce (approximately $1,315,000 and $3,271,000) and hospital
relations (approximately $3,110,000 and $1,786,000) at December 31, 2000 and
2001, respectively. Identifiable intangible assets are being amortized using the
straight-line method over their estimated useful lives ranging from 4.5 to
25 years. In accordance with FASB Statement No. 121, ACCOUNTING FOR THE
IMPAIRMENT OF LONG-LIVED ASSETS AND FOR LONG-LIVED ASSETS TO BE DISPOSED OF,
long-lived assets are reviewed for impairment whenever events or changes in
circumstances indicate that the carrying amount may not be recoverable. The
Company periodically reviews goodwill to determine if any impairment exists
based upon projected, undiscounted net cash flows of the Company. Recoverability
of intangible assets is measured by comparison of the carrying amount of the
asset to net future cash flows expected to be generated from the asset.
Identifiable intangible assets not covered by FASB Statement No. 121 and
goodwill not identified with assets that are subject to an impairment loss are
evaluated in accordance with Accounting Principles Board (APB) Opinion No. 17,
INTANGIBLE ASSETS. At December 31, 2000 and 2001, the Company believes that no
impairment of goodwill or identifiable intangible assets exists.

 

DEBT ISSUANCE COSTS

 

    Deferred costs related to the issuance of debt are being amortized on a
straight-line basis, which approximates the effective interest method, over the
six-year term of the debt. Debt issuance costs of approximately $11,222,000,
less accumulated amortization of approximately $2,617,000 at December 31, 2000
are included in the consolidated balance sheets. Subsequent to the Company's
initial public offering, the Company repaid $89,580,000 of its outstanding
balance under the term loan portion of its senior secured credit facility, and
paid $38,779,000 to redeem its outstanding senior subordinated

 
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             NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)

 

                               DECEMBER 31, 2001

 

2.  SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (CONTINUED)


pay-in-kind notes. Related debt issuance costs of $6,433,000 net, were written
off and included in extraordinary loss on early extinguishment of debt in the
consolidated statement of operations. At December 31, 2001, debt issuance costs
of approximately $1,390,000, less accumulated amortization of approximately
$798,000 are included in the consolidated balance sheets.

 

REVENUE RECOGNITION

 

    Revenue from services consists primarily of temporary staffing revenues.
Revenue is recognized when services are rendered. Accordingly, accounts
receivable includes an accrual for employees' time worked but not yet invoiced.
At December 31, 2000 and 2001, the amounts accrued are approximately
$14,970,000, and $15,051,000, respectively.

 

    Revenues on permanent and temporary placements are recognized when services
provided are substantially completed. The Company does not, in the ordinary
course of business, give refunds. If a candidate leaves a permanent placement
within a short period of time (I.E., one month), it is customary for us to seek
a replacement at no additional cost. Allowances are established as considered
necessary to estimate significant losses due to placed candidates not remaining
employed for the Company's guarantee period. During 1999, 2000, and 2001, such
losses were not material and, accordingly, related allowances were not recorded.

 

    Revenue from the Company's education and training services is recognized as
the instructor-led seminars are performed and the related learning materials are
delivered.

 

STOCK-BASED COMPENSATION

 

    The Company, from time to time, grants stock options for a fixed number of
common shares to employees. The Company accounts for employee stock option
grants in accordance with APB Opinion No. 25, ACCOUNTING FOR STOCK ISSUED TO
EMPLOYEES, and accordingly, recognizes no compensation expense for stock option
grants when the exercise price of the options equals, or is greater than, the
market value of the underlying stock on the close of business on the date
immediately preceding the date of grant. The Company did not recognize any
compensation cost in its consolidated statements of operations during the period
from July 30, 1999 to December 31, 1999, the year ended December 31, 2000, or
the year ended December 31, 2001 for stock-based employee compensation awards.

 

ADVERTISING

 

    The Company's advertising expense consists primarily of print media, online
advertising and promotional material. Advertising costs that are not considered
direct response are expensed as incurred and were approximately $404,000 for the
period from July 30, 1999 to December 31, 1999, $2,450,000 for the year ended
December 31, 2000, and $3,139,000 for the year ended December 31, 2001.

 

    Direct response advertising costs associated with the Company's education
and training services are capitalized and expensed when the related event takes
place. At December 31, 2001, approximately $1,142,600 of these costs are
included in other current assets in the consolidated balance sheets.

 
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             NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)

 

                               DECEMBER 31, 2001

 

2.  SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (CONTINUED)


SHIPPING AND HANDLING COSTS

 

    Shipping and handling costs are included in cost of revenues.

 

DERIVATIVE FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS

 

    The Company is exposed to market risks arising from changes in interest
rates. To protect against such risks, the Company has one derivative financial
instrument, an interest rate swap agreement, which is more fully disclosed in
Note 13, INTEREST RATE SWAP.

 

COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

 

    The Company has adopted FASB Statement No. 130, COMPREHENSIVE INCOME, which
requires that an enterprise: (a) classify items of other comprehensive income by
their nature in the financial statements; and (b) display the accumulated
balance of other comprehensive income separately from retained earnings and
additional paid-in capital in the equity section of the balance sheet. The items
of other comprehensive income that are typically required to be displayed are
foreign currency items, minimum pension liability adjustments and unrealized
gains and losses on certain investments in debt and equity securities. There are
no other components of comprehensive income or loss other than the Company's
consolidated net income for the years ended December 31, 2000 and 2001, and the
accumulated derivative loss for the year ended December 31, 2001.

 

    During 1998, the FASB issued Statement No. 133, ACCOUNTING FOR DERIVATIVE
INSTRUMENTS AND HEDGING ACTIVITIES, which was effective beginning January 1,
2001. FASB Statement No. 133 requires companies to recognize all of its
derivative instruments as either assets or liabilities in the statement of
financial position at fair value. The accounting for changes in the fair value
(i.e., gains or losses) of a derivative instrument depends on whether it has
been designated and qualifies as part of a hedging relationship and further, on
the type of hedging relationship. For those derivative instruments that are
designated and qualify as hedging instruments, a company must designate the
hedging instrument, based upon the exposure being hedged, as either a fair value
hedge, cash flow hedge or a hedge of a net investment in a foreign operation. As
the Company's derivative instrument is designated and qualifies as a cash flow
hedge (i.e., hedging the exposure to variability in expected future cash flows
that is attributable to a particular risk), the effective portion of the gain or
loss on the derivative instrument is reported as a component of other
comprehensive income and reclassified into earnings in the same period or
periods during which the hedged transaction affects earnings. Any ineffective
portion of a derivative instrument's change in fair value is immediately
recognized in earnings.

 

    The Company implemented the provisions of FASB Statement No. 133 on
January 1, 2001. The implementation of FASB Statement No. 133 resulted in a
reduction in consolidated stockholders' equity of approximately $910,000 as of
January 1, 2001. During the year ended December 31, 2001, the Company recorded
the following in accumulated other comprehensive income:

 


<Table>
<S>                                                           <C>
Accumulated derivative loss at January 1, 2001..............  $  (910,009)
Net change in hedging transaction (net of deferred tax
  benefit of $1,008,568)....................................     (246,727)
                                                              -----------
Accumulated derivative loss at December 31, 2001............  $(1,156,736)
                                                              ===========
</Table>


 

    During 2001, the Company reclassified to interest expense approximately
$325,000 of the net amount recorded in other comprehensive loss.

 
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             NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)

 

                               DECEMBER 31, 2001

 

2.  SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (CONTINUED)

 

INCOME TAXES

 

    The Company accounts for income taxes under FASB Statement No. 109,
ACCOUNTING FOR INCOME TAXES. Deferred income tax assets and liabilities are
determined based upon differences between the financial reporting and tax bases
of assets and liabilities and are measured using the enacted tax rates and laws
that will be in effect when the differences are expected to reverse.

 

RECENT ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS

 

    In December 1999, the Securities and Exchange Commission staff released
Staff Accounting Bulletin (SAB) No. 101, REVENUE RECOGNITION. SAB No. 101
provides interpretive guidance on the recognition, presentation, and disclosure
of revenue in financial statements. The Company believes that its current
revenue recognition policies comply with SAB No. 101.

 

    In June 2001, the FASB issued Statements No. 141, BUSINESS COMBINATIONS, and
No. 142, GOODWILL AND OTHER INTANGIBLE ASSETS, effective for fiscal years
beginning after December 15, 2001. Under the new rules, goodwill (and intangible
assets deemed to have indefinite lives) will no longer be amortized but will be
subject to an annual impairment test in accordance with Statement No. 142. Other
intangible assets will continue to be amortized over their useful lives.

 

    The Company will apply the new rules on accounting for goodwill and other
intangible assets beginning in the first quarter of 2002. Application of the
non-amortization provisions of the Statement is expected to result in an
increase in net income of approximately $7,600,000 ($0.22 per share) per year.
During the first six months of 2002, the Company will perform the required
initial impairment test of goodwill and indefinite lived intangible assets as of
January 1, 2002. The Company believes that the results of this test will not
have a material impact on the consolidated financial position or results of
operations of the Company.

 

    In August 2001, the FASB issued Statement No. 144, ACCOUNTING FOR THE
IMPAIRMENT OR DISPOSAL OF LONG-LIVED ASSETS. Statement No. 144 is effective for
fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2001, and interim periods within those
fiscal years. The Company will adopt this statement beginning in the first
quarter of 2002. This statement addresses financial accounting and reporting for
the impairment or disposal of long-lived assets. It supersedes FASB Statement
No. 121, ACCOUNTING FOR THE IMPAIRMENT OF LONG-LIVED ASSETS AND FOR LONG-LIVED
ASSETS TO BE DISPOSED OF. The Company believes the adoption of FASB Statement
No. 144 will not have a material impact on its consolidated financial
statements.

 

3.  ACQUISITIONS

 

    Effective July 31, 2000, the Company acquired substantially all of the
assets of E-Staff, a Pennsylvania corporation, for $1,500,000. E-Staff is a
development-stage company creating an Internet, subscription-based
communication, scheduling, credentialing and training service business. The
acquisition met the accounting criteria of a purchase and, accordingly, the
accompanying consolidated financial statements include the results of E-Staff
from the acquisition date. The consideration for this acquisition included
$1,500,000 in cash. The excess of the aggregate purchase price over the fair
market value of the assets acquired of approximately $927,000 was allocated to
goodwill and was being amortized over five years. In addition, the asset
purchase agreement provides for potential earnout payments of up to $3,750,000
to the seller based on a defined development milestone achieved and the

 
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             NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)

 

                               DECEMBER 31, 2001

 

3.  ACQUISITIONS (CONTINUED)


profits of E-Staff over a three-year period ending July 31, 2003. This
contingent consideration is not related to the seller's employment. Upon
payment, the earnouts will be allocated to goodwill as additional purchase
price.

 

    Effective December 26, 2000, Cross Country Seminars acquired substantially
all of the assets of Heritage Professional Education, LLC (Heritage), a
Tennessee limited liability company. Heritage provides continuing professional
education courses to medical and healthcare personnel through seminars and study
programs servicing the healthcare industry. The acquisition met the accounting
criteria of a purchase and, accordingly, the accompanying consolidated financial
statements include the results of Heritage from the acquisition date. The
consideration for this acquisition included $6,200,000 in cash and a
post-closing adjustment of approximately $422,000. The excess of the aggregate
purchase price over the fair market value of the assets acquired of
approximately $6,655,000 was allocated to goodwill and was being amortized over
25 years. In addition, the asset purchase agreement provides for potential
earnout payments of approximately $6,500,000 based on adjusted earnings before
interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) (as defined in the
asset purchase agreement) of Heritage over a three-year period ending
December 31, 2003. This contingent consideration is not related to the seller's
employment. Upon payment, the earnouts will be allocated to goodwill as
additional purchase price. The earnout relating to EBITDA for 2001 was
$1,500,000 and will be paid in 2002.

 

    On December 15, 2000, the Company entered into a stock purchase agreement to
acquire substantially all of the outstanding stock of two subsidiaries that
comprise ClinForce Inc., a Delaware corporation that provides temporary staffing
and permanent placement of clinical trials support services personnel. The
acquisition was consummated on March 16, 2001 and met the accounting criteria of
a purchase. The transaction was primarily funded through the issuance of
additional debt. The purchase price of approximately $31,400,000 exceeded the
fair value of assets acquired less liabilities assumed by approximately
$28,000,000 of which $3,400,000 was allocated to certain identifiable intangible
assets ($2,100,000--trademark, $890,000--workforce, $410,000--hospital
relations). The remaining $24,600,000 was allocated to goodwill and was being
amortized over 25 years. The purchase price was subject to a post-closing
adjustment based on changes in the net working capital of the acquired companies
between October 31, 2000 and March 16, 2001. The post closing adjustment of
approximately $1,415,000 was calculated and allocated to goodwill as additional
purchase price.

 

    In May 2001, Cejka acquired substantially all of the assets of Gill/Balsano
Consulting, L.L.C. (Gill/Balsano), a Delaware limited liability company.
Gill/Balsano provides management consulting services to the healthcare industry.
The acquisition met the accounting criteria of a purchase, and, accordingly, the
accompanying consolidated financial statements include the results of
Gill/Balsano from the acquisition date. The consideration for this acquisition
was $1,831,000 in cash. The excess of the aggregate purchase price over the fair
market value of the assets acquired of approximately $1,674,000 was allocated to
goodwill and was being amortized over 25 years. In addition, the asset purchase
agreement provides for potential earnout payments of approximately $1,995,000
based on adjusted EBITDA (as defined in the asset purchase agreement) of
Gill/Balsano over a three-year period ending March 31, 2004. This contingent
consideration is not related to the seller's employment. Upon payment, the
earnouts will be allocated to goodwill as additional purchase price.

 
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             NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)

 

                               DECEMBER 31, 2001

 

3.  ACQUISITIONS (CONTINUED)


    On January 3, 2002, the Company acquired substantially all of the assets of
the NovaPro healthcare staffing division of HRLogic Holdings, Inc., a
professional employer organization, for approximately $7,100,000. NovaPro
targets nurses seeking more customized benefits packages.

 

    On March 6, 2002, the Company acquired all of the outstanding stock of
Jennings, Ryan & Kolb, Inc., a healthcare management consulting company, for
approximately $1,800,000 in cash, the assumption of $300,000 in debt and
potential earnouts of approximately $1,800,000.

 

    The following unaudited pro forma summary presents the consolidated results
of operations as if the Company's acquisitions had occurred as of the beginning
of each period presented, after giving effect to certain adjustments, including
amortization of goodwill and other specifically identifiable intangibles,
interest expense incurred on additional borrowings and related income tax
effects. E-Staff and Gill/Balsano's results of operations have been excluded
from the pro forma financial information as amounts are considered immaterial to
the Company. The pro forma financial information does not purport to be
indicative of the results of operations that would have occurred had the
transactions taken place at the beginning of the periods presented or of future
results of operations.

 


<Table>
<Caption>
                                                             YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31,
                                                           ---------------------------
                                                               2000           2001
                                                           ------------   ------------
<S>                                                        <C>            <C>
Revenue from services....................................  $407,732,700   $508,195,320
                                                           ============   ============
Income before extraordinary item.........................  $  4,611,097   $ 13,363,097
                                                           ============   ============
Net income...............................................  $  4,611,097   $  8,579,392
                                                           ============   ============
Net income per common share--basic and diluted...........  $       0.20   $       0.34
                                                           ============   ============
</Table>


 

4.  PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT

 

    At December 31, 2000 and 2001, property and equipment consist of the
following:

 


<Table>
<Caption>
                                                                   DECEMBER 31,
                                                             -------------------------
                                                                2000          2001
                                                             -----------   -----------
<S>                                                          <C>           <C>
Computer equipment.........................................  $ 4,830,242   $ 6,628,166
Computer software..........................................    3,900,076     9,116,226
Office equipment...........................................      760,527     1,189,137
Furniture and fixtures.....................................      833,786     1,799,142
Leasehold improvements.....................................      868,630     1,451,642
                                                             -----------   -----------
                                                              11,193,261    20,184,313
Less accumulated depreciation and amortization.............   (5,024,756)   (8,785,801)
                                                             -----------   -----------
                                                             $ 6,168,505   $11,398,512
                                                             ===========   ===========
</Table>


 

    At December 31, 2000 and 2001, computer software includes approximately
$1,481,000, and $3,172,000, respectively, of software development costs
capitalized in accordance with the provisions of FASB Statement No. 86. The
Company has not recorded any amortization related to these costs since the
software is not available for general release to customers.

 
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             NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)

 

                               DECEMBER 31, 2001

 

5.  ACCRUED EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

 

    At December 31, 2000 and 2001, accrued employee compensation and benefits
consist of the following:

 


<Table>
<Caption>
                                                                   DECEMBER 31,
                                                             -------------------------
                                                                2000          2001
                                                             -----------   -----------
<S>                                                          <C>           <C>
Salaries...................................................  $ 6,903,347   $10,945,266
Bonuses....................................................    6,858,620    10,486,648
Accrual for workers' compensation claims...................    2,095,720     2,639,607
Accrual for health care benefits and professional liability
  insurance................................................    1,295,632     2,235,328
Accrual for vacation.......................................      277,485       715,823
                                                             -----------   -----------
                                                             $17,430,804   $27,022,672
                                                             ===========   ===========
</Table>


 

6.  LONG-TERM DEBT AND NOTE PAYABLE

 

    At December 31, 2000 and 2001, long-term debt consists of the following:

 


<Table>
<Caption>
                                                                   DECEMBER 31,
                                                            --------------------------
                                                                2000          2001
                                                            ------------   -----------
<S>                                                         <C>            <C>
Term Loan, interest at 9.52%, 9.50%, and 9.41% on
  principal of $65,000,000, $45,000,000 and $4,880,000,
  respectively at December 31, 2000 and 4.92% and 4.85% on
  principal of $35,303,165 and $9,696,835, respectively,
  at December 31, 2001....................................  $114,880,000   $45,000,000
 
Revolving Loan Facility, interest at 11.25% and 9.40% on
  principal of $1,250,000 and $6,200,000, respectively, at
  December 31, 2000 and 6.50% on principal of $2,500,000,
  at December 31, 2001....................................     7,450,000     2,500,000
 
Subordinated Pay-In-Kind Notes, interest at 12%...........    34,458,000            --
                                                            ------------   -----------
                                                             156,788,000    47,500,000
Less current portion......................................   (12,400,000)   (2,424,594)
                                                            ------------   -----------
                                                            $144,388,000   $45,075,406
                                                            ============   ===========
</Table>


 

    On July 29, 1999, the Company entered into a $105,000,000 senior secured
credit facility consisting of a $75,000,000 term loan and a $30,000,000
revolving loan facility. In March 2001, the senior credit facility was amended
to increase the term loan facility to $144,900,000. The Company is required to
pay a quarterly commitment fee at a rate of 0.50% per year on unused commitments
under the revolving loan facility. The term loan and the revolving loan facility
bear interest based on either an alternate base rate plus a margin of 1.75% at
December 31, 2000 and 2001 respectively, or LIBOR plus a margin of 2.75% at
December 31, 2000 and 2001, respectively, (each as defined in the senior secured
credit facility). During fiscal year 2000, the Company met certain covenants
that provided for the above reduction in interest rates. The Company has pledged
all of the assets of the Company as collateral for the senior credit facility.

 
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             NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)

 

                               DECEMBER 31, 2001

 

6.  LONG-TERM DEBT AND NOTE PAYABLE (CONTINUED)


    The senior credit facility allows for the issuance of letters of credit in
an aggregate face amount at any time outstanding not in excess of $10,000,000 at
December 31, 2001. Additionally, swingline loans, as defined in the senior
credit facility, not to exceed an aggregate principal amount at any time
outstanding of $7,000,000 are available under the senior credit facility. As of
December 31, 2001, approximately $6,275,000, was outstanding under the letter of
credit facility.

 

    The senior credit facility requires that the Company meet certain covenants,
including the maintenance of certain debt and interest expense ratios, capital
expenditure limits, and the maintenance of a minimum level of EBITDA (as defined
in the senior credit facility). The senior credit facility also limits the
Company's ability to declare and pay cash dividends on its common stock.

 

    On July 29, 1999, the Company issued $30,000,000 in senior subordinated
pay-in-kind notes to two financial institutions. The proceeds of the loan were
used by the Company solely to finance the CCS acquisition and to pay fees and
expenses incurred in connection therewith. The interest rate on the subordinated
notes was 12% per annum, compounded quarterly. The Company made no interest
payments on the pay-in-kind notes; rather accrued interest was converted into
additional pay-in-kind notes on a monthly basis. The maturity date was the
earlier of six months after the final maturity of the term and revolving debt
issuances (January 29, 2006) or change in control of the Company.

 

    In connection with the issuance of the subordinated debt, the Company issued
504,468 shares of its common stock to the financial institutions. Debt issuance
costs of $6,920,000 relating to this transaction were recorded in 1999, which
represented the fair market value of the shares at the time of issuance.

 

    On October 30, 2001, the Company completed its initial public offering of
7,812,500 shares of common stock at $17.00 per share. Additionally, the
underwriters exercised the over-allotment option of 1,171,875 shares, bringing
the total number of shares issued to 8,984,375. The proceeds were used to repay
$89,580,000 of the outstanding balance under the term loan portion of the
Company's senior secured credit facility, $6,100,000 under the revolver portion
of the Company's senior secured credit facility, and $38,779,000 to redeem the
Company's outstanding senior subordinated pay-in-kind notes. Prepayment of the
pay-in-kind notes resulted in a $1,567,000 redemption premium which, along with
the write-off of $6,433,000 of debt issuance costs discussed in Note 2, have
been recorded as an extraordinary loss on early extinguishment of debt in the
2001 consolidated statement of operations.

 

    The senior credit facility matures on July 29, 2005. The aggregate scheduled
maturities of the term and the revolving portions of the loan facility are as
follows:

 


<Table>
<S>                                                           <C>
Year ending December 31:
  2002......................................................  $ 2,424,594
  2003......................................................   14,288,936
  2004......................................................   18,297,352
  2005......................................................   12,489,118
  2006......................................................           --
Thereafter..................................................           --
                                                              -----------
                                                              $47,500,000
                                                              ===========
</Table>


 
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                              CROSS COUNTRY, INC.

 

             NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)

 

                               DECEMBER 31, 2001

 

6.  LONG-TERM DEBT AND NOTE PAYABLE (CONTINUED)


    On July 16, 2000 and August 30, 2001, the Company entered into notes payable
with a third party. The proceeds from the notes payable were used to pay the
Company's insurance premiums. Principal and interest on these notes are payable
over an 11-month period at an interest rate of 7.10% and 5.75%, respectively. At
December 31, 2000 and 2001 respectively, the outstanding balance on these notes
was $484,000 and $1,247,000.

 

7.  EMPLOYEE BENEFIT PLANS

 

    The Company maintains a voluntary defined contribution 401(k) profit-sharing
plan covering all eligible employees as defined in the plan documents. The plan
provides for a discretionary matching contribution, which is equal to a
percentage of each contributing participant's elective deferral, which the
Company, at its sole discretion, determines from year to year. Eligible
employees who elect to participate in the plan are generally vested in any
matching contribution after three years of service with the Company.
Contributions by the Company, net of forfeitures, under this plan amounted to
approximately $487,000 for the period from July 30, 1999 to December 31, 1999,
and $885,000 and $2,467,000 for the years ended December 31, 2000 and 2001,
respectively.

 

    TVCM employees were covered under a separate benefit plan for both 2000 and
1999. TVCM had a 401(k) defined contribution plan for eligible employees.
Eligible employees made pretax savings contributions to the 401(k) Plan of up to
20% of their earnings to a certain statutory limit. TVCM matched employee
contributions from 1% to 3% of compensation based on years of service.
Contributions to the 401(k) Plan were approximately $630,000 for the year ended
December 31, 2000. Effective fiscal 2001, TVCM employees participated in the
Company's defined contribution 401(k) profit-sharing plan.

 

8.  COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

 

    The Company has entered into non-cancelable operating lease agreements for
the rental of space. Future minimum lease payments associated with these
agreements with terms of one year or more are approximately as follows:

 


<Table>
<S>                                                           <C>
Year ending December 31:
  2002......................................................  $ 1,933,000
  2003......................................................    1,965,000
  2004......................................................    1,959,000
  2005......................................................    1,563,000
  2006......................................................    1,280,000
Thereafter..................................................    1,673,000
                                                              -----------
                                                              $10,373,000
                                                              ===========
</Table>


 

    Rent expense related to office facilities was approximately $308,000 for the
period July 30, 1999 to December 31, 1999, and $1,527,000 and $2,455,000 for the
years ended December 31, 2000 and 2001, respectively.

 

    The Company is subject to legal proceedings and claims that arise in the
ordinary course of its business. In the opinion of management, the outcome of
these matters will not have a significant effect on the Company's consolidated
financial position or results of operations.

 
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                              CROSS COUNTRY, INC.

 

             NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)

 

                               DECEMBER 31, 2001

 

9.  ESTIMATED FAIR VALUE OF FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS

 

    The carrying amounts reported in the consolidated balance sheets for cash
and cash equivalents, accounts receivable, accounts payable and accrued expenses
approximate fair value because of their short maturity. The carrying amount of
the revolving credit note and term loan approximates fair value because the
interest rate is tied to a quoted variable index. The Company's interest rate
swap agreement is carried at fair value in accordance with FASB Statement
No. 133 as discussed in Note 13.

 

10.  INCOME TAXES

 

    The components of the Company's income tax expense (benefit) are as follows:

 


<Table>
<Caption>
                                                     PERIOD
                                                  FROM JULY 30,
                                                     1999 TO       YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31,
                                                  DECEMBER 31,    --------------------------
                                                      1999           2000           2001
                                                  -------------   -----------   ------------
<S>                                               <C>             <C>           <C>
Continuing operations:
  Current.......................................    $ 155,710     $ 6,894,079   $ 10,533,260
  Deferred......................................      516,207        (164,055)      (169,137)
                                                    ---------     -----------   ------------
                                                      671,917       6,730,024     10,364,123
Discontinued operations--current
  Tax benefit on loss from discontinued
    operations..................................     (140,710)     (1,159,013)            --
  Tax benefit on loss on disposal...............                     (327,963)      (330,961)
                                                    ---------     -----------   ------------
                                                     (140,710)     (1,486,976)      (330,961)
  Tax benefit on extraordinary item--current....           --              --     (3,215,801)
                                                    ---------     -----------   ------------
                                                    $ 531,207     $ 5,243,048   $  6,817,361
                                                    =========     ===========   ============
</Table>


 

Deferred income taxes reflect the net tax effect of temporary differences
between the carrying amount of assets and liabilities for financial reporting
purposes and the amounts used for income tax purposes.

 

    Significant components of the Company's deferred tax assets and liabilities
are as follows:

 


<Table>
<Caption>
                                                                   DECEMBER 31,
                                                             -------------------------
                                                                2000          2001
                                                             -----------   -----------
<S>                                                          <C>           <C>
Current deferred tax assets and (liabilities):
  Accrued and prepaid expenses.............................  $ 2,376,762   $ 3,263,323
  Allowance for doubtful accounts..........................      841,844       967,725
  Other....................................................      (78,084)      167,150
                                                             -----------   -----------
                                                               3,140,522     4,398,198
Non-current deferred tax assets and (liabilities):
  Depreciation and amortization............................   (3,720,933)   (6,130,392)
  Identifiable intangibles.................................   (3,850,378)   (3,448,537)
  Interest rate swap.......................................           --     1,008,568
                                                             -----------   -----------
                                                              (7,571,311)   (8,570,361)
                                                             -----------   -----------
Net deferred taxes.........................................  $(4,430,789)  $(4,172,163)
                                                             ===========   ===========
</Table>


 
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                              CROSS COUNTRY, INC.

 

             NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)

 

                               DECEMBER 31, 2001

 

10.  INCOME TAXES (CONTINUED)

 

    FASB Statement No. 109 requires a valuation allowance to reduce the deferred
tax assets reported if, based on the weight of the evidence, it is more likely
than not that some of or all of the deferred tax assets will not be realized.
After consideration of all the evidence, both positive and negative, management
has determined that a valuation allowance at December 31, 2000 and 2001 is not
necessary.

 

    The reconciliation of income tax computed at the U. S. federal statutory
rate to income tax expense is as follows:

 


<Table>
<Caption>
                                                                   DECEMBER 31,
                                                              -----------------------
                                                                 2000         2001
                                                              ----------   ----------
<S>                                                           <C>          <C>
Tax at U.S. statutory rate..................................  $4,685,061   $8,409,303
State taxes, net of federal benefit.........................     468,908      840,930
Non-deductible goodwill.....................................   1,136,323      792,525
Non-deductible meals and entertainment......................      38,862       61,122
Other.......................................................     400,870      260,243
                                                              ----------   ----------
                                                               6,730,024   10,364,123
Benefit from discontinued operations and extraordinary
  loss......................................................  (1,486,976)  (3,546,762)
                                                              ----------   ----------
                                                              $5,243,048   $6,817,361
                                                              ==========   ==========
</Table>


 

11.  STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

 

    Effective on December 10, 1999, the Company approved a 2.26066 for 1 stock
split of its common stock. All common stock data in these consolidated financial
statements have been adjusted to give retroactive effect to the stock split.

 

    Effective April 27, 2001, the 760,284 issued and outstanding shares of the
Company's Class B common stock were converted to an equal number of shares of
Class A common stock of the Company. All common stock data in these consolidated
financial statements have been adjusted to give retroactive effect to the
conversion.

 

    Effective August 23, 2001, the Company amended and restated its certificate
of incorporation to provide for, among other things; 1) the reclassification of
the common stock of the Company, whereby, the Class B common stock was converted
into 5.80135 shares of common stock, par value $.0001 per share;
2) authorization of 100,000,000 shares of common stock; and 3) authorization of
10,000,000 shares of preferred stock of the Company, par value $0.01 per share.

 

    All common stock data in these consolidated financial statements have been
adjusted to give retroactive effect to the stock split.

 

STOCK OPTIONS

 

    On December 16, 1999, the Company's Board of Directors approved the 1999
Stock Option Plan and Equity Participation Plan (collectively, the Plans), which
was amended and restated on October 25, 2001 and provides for the issuance of
incentive stock options (ISOs) and non-qualified stock options to

 
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                              CROSS COUNTRY, INC.

 

             NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)

 

                               DECEMBER 31, 2001

 

11.  STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY (CONTINUED)


eligible employees and non-employee directors for the purchase of up to
4,398,001 shares of common stock. Non-qualified stock options may also be issued
to consultants. Under the Plans, the exercise price of options granted is
determined by the compensation committee of the Company's board of directors. In
the case of 10% or more stockholders, the exercise price of the ISOs granted may
not be less than 110% of such fair market. Options granted during 1999, 2000 and
2001 under the Amended and Restated 1999 Stock Option Plan generally vest
ratably over 4 years. Options granted during 1999, 2000 and 2001 under the
Amended and Restated 1999 Equity Participation Plan vest 25% on the first
anniversary of the date of grant and then vest 12.5% every 6 months thereafter.
All options expire on the tenth (or, in the case of a 10% shareholder, the
fifth) anniversary of the date of grant.

 

    Information regarding the Company's stock option activity is summarized
below:

 


<Table>
<Caption>
                                                                                      WEIGHTED AVERAGE
                                                         STOCK           OPTION      EXERCISE PRICE PER
                                                    OPTION ACTIVITY      PRICE             SHARE
                                                    ---------------   ------------   ------------------
<S>                                                 <C>               <C>            <C>
Options outstanding at December 31, 1999..........     3,465,817      $ 7.75-23.25         $11.87
  Granted.........................................       173,450       10.13-32.35          15.64
  Canceled........................................      (518,015)       7.75-23.25          12.80
                                                       ---------
Options outstanding at December 31, 2000..........     3,121,252        7.75-32.35          11.93
  Granted.........................................       527,915       10.13-37.13          18.19
  Canceled........................................      (107,027)       7.75-17.00           8.11
  Exercised.......................................       (22,072)       7.75-10.13           9.31
                                                       ---------
Options outstanding at December 31, 2001..........     3,520,068        7.75-37.13          13.00
                                                       =========
</Table>


 

    There were no exercisable options at December 31, 1999. There were 823,936
and 1,535,826 options exercisable at December 31, 2000 and 2001, respectively.
The weighted-average grant-date fair value per share of options granted during
the period from July 30, 1999 to December 31,1999 and during 2000 and 2001 was
$4.05, $5.56 and $8.82 per share, respectively.

 
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                              CROSS COUNTRY, INC.

 

             NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)

 

                               DECEMBER 31, 2001

 

11.  STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY (CONTINUED)


    The following table describes outstanding options as of December 31, 2001:

 


<Table>
<Caption>
                                                   REMAINING
  EXERCISE PRICE          OPTIONS OUTSTANDING   CONTRACTUAL LIFE   OPTIONS EXERCISABLE
  --------------          -------------------   ----------------   -------------------
  <S>                     <C>                   <C>                <C>
  7.75...$......               1,224,330              7.96               631,051
  10.13........                   40,162              8.50                10,261
  10.78........                   34,666              8.79                 8,884
  11.62........                  664,932              7.96               354,054
  12.38........                   44,609              9.25                    --
  15.19........                   11,724              8.50                 2,931
  15.50........                  664,932              7.96               354,054
  16.17........                   25,404              8.79                 6,351
  17.00........                  326,896              9.50                    --
  18.57........                   56,670              9.25                    --
  19.37........                  145,453              7.96                77,449
  20.26........                   11,724              8.50                 2,931
  21.56........                   25,404              8.79                 6,351
  23.25........                  145,452              7.96                77,447
  24.76........                   56,670              9.25                    --
  25.32........                    2,565              8.50                   641
  26.96........                    5,557              8.79                 1,389
  30.39........                    2,567              8.50                   643
  30.95........                   12,397              9.25                    --
  32.35........                    5,557              8.79                 1,389
  37.13........                   12,397              9.25                    --
</Table>


 

    Had compensation cost for stock options granted during 1999, 2000, and 2001
been measured under the fair value based method prescribed by FASB Statement
No. 123, ACCOUNTING FOR STOCK-BASED COMPENSATION, the Company's consolidated net
income would have changed to the pro forma amounts set forth below.

 


<Table>
<Caption>
                                                           PERIOD FROM
                                                             JULY 30,
                                                             1999 TO      YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31,
                                                           DECEMBER 31,   -----------------------
                                                               1999          2000         2001
                                                           ------------   ----------   ----------
<S>                                                        <C>            <C>          <C>
Pro forma net (loss) income..............................   $(444,569)    $2,818,729   $6,737,331
                                                            =========     ==========   ==========
Pro forma (loss) income per common share--basic and
  diluted:
  (Loss) income from continuing operations...............   $   (0.02)    $     0.21   $      .22
  Discontinued operations................................       (0.01)         (0.09)        (.01)
                                                            ---------     ----------   ----------
Net (loss) income........................................   $   (0.03)    $     0.12   $      .21
                                                            =========     ==========   ==========
</Table>


 
                                      F-22
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                              CROSS COUNTRY, INC.

 

             NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)

 

                               DECEMBER 31, 2001

 

11.  STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY (CONTINUED)


    The fair value of options granted used to compute pro forma net income
(loss) disclosures were estimated on the date of grant using the Black-Scholes
option-pricing model based on the following assumptions:

 


<Table>
<Caption>
                                                              PERIOD FROM
                                                                JULY 30,         YEAR ENDED
                                                                1999 TO         DECEMBER 31,
                                                              DECEMBER 31,   -------------------
                                                                  1999         2000       2001
                                                              ------------   --------   --------
<S>                                                           <C>            <C>        <C>
Dividend yield..............................................       0.00%        0.00%      0.00%
Expected volatility.........................................      60.00        60.00      60.00
Risk-free interest rate.....................................       5.19         5.19       3.95
Expected life...............................................    6 years      6 years    6 years
</Table>


 

    The effect of applying FASB Statement No. 123 for providing pro forma
disclosures is not likely to be representative of the effect on reported net
income in future years.

 

12.  EARNINGS PER SHARE

 

    In accordance with the requirements of FASB Statement No. 128, EARNINGS PER
SHARE, basic earnings per share is computed by dividing net income or loss by
the weighted average number of shares outstanding and diluted earnings per share
reflects the dilutive effects of stock options (as calculated utilizing the
treasury stock method). Certain shares of common stock that are issuable upon
the exercise of options have been excluded from the 1999, 2000, and 2001 per
share calculations because their effect would have been anti-dilutive. Such
shares amounted to approximately 3,465,817; 3,121,252 and 268,565 at
December 31, 1999, 2000 and 2001, respectively. For the year ended December 31,
2001, 341,717 incremental shares of common stock were included in diluted
weighted average shares outstanding.

 

13.  INTEREST RATE SWAP

 

    The Company's senior credit facility required that the Company maintain an
interest rate protection agreement to manage the impact of interest rate changes
on the Company's variable rate obligations. Effective February 7, 2000, the
Company entered into an interest rate swap agreement (the Agreement) with a
financial institution. Interest rate swap agreements involve the exchange of
floating interest rate payments for fixed interest rate payments over the life
of the agreement without an exchange of the underlying notional amount. The
Company entered into the Agreement to reduce the exposure to adverse
fluctuations in floating interest rates on the underlying debt obligation as
required by the senior credit facility and not for trading purposes.

 

    The interest rate swap matures on February 7, 2003 and has an underlying
notional amount of $45,000,000. The floating interest rate to be paid to the
Company is based on the three-month U.S. dollar London Interbank Offered Rate
(LIBOR), which is reset quarterly, while the fixed interest rate, through
December 31, 2000, to be paid by the Company is 6.625% if the three-month US
dollar LIBOR is less than 7.25%, the three-month U.S. dollar LIBOR if LIBOR is
greater than or equal to 7.25% but less than 8.5%, and 8.5% if the three-month
U.S. dollar LIBOR is greater than or equal to 8.5% over the term of the
Agreement. Effective January 1, 2001, the Agreement was amended to

 
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                              CROSS COUNTRY, INC.

 

             NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)

 

                               DECEMBER 31, 2001

 

13.  INTEREST RATE SWAP (CONTINUED)


change the fixed rate to be paid by the Company to 6.705%. In addition, the
maturity date of the Agreement was extended to February 28, 2003. Any
differences paid or received under the terms of the Agreement are recognized as
adjustments to interest expense over the life of the swap, thereby adjusting the
effective interest rate on the underlying debt obligation.

 

    For the period from February 7, 2000 through December 31, 2000, the Company
paid a fixed interest rate of 6.625% based on an underlying notional amount of
$45,000,000. The floating interest rate paid by the financial institution to the
Company approximated 6.7503%. The carrying value of the interest rate swap at
December 31, 2000 was immaterial as to the net amount due from the financial
institution. The fair value of the interest rate swap approximated a $910,000
and $2,509,000 net payable based on quoted market prices for similar instruments
at December 31, 2000 and 2001, respectively. The estimated fair value of the
swap will fluctuate over time based on changes in floating interest rates;
however, these fair value amounts should not be viewed in isolation but rather
in relation to the overall reduction in the Company's exposure to adverse
fluctuations in floating interest rates. The fair value of the interest rate
swap transaction is not reflected in the consolidated financial statements at
December 31, 2000 as it properly qualified for hedge accounting treatment under
applicable accounting guidance. The Company recorded the fair value of the
interest rate swap transaction at January 1, 2001 which resulted in a reduction
in consolidated stockholders' equity of approximately $910,000. To test
effectiveness of the interest rate swap, the Company compares the present value
of the cumulative change in the fair value of the interest rate swap with the
present value of the cumulative change in the expected variable interest
payments. During the year ended December 31, 2001, the Company recognized a net
loss to interest expense of approximately $140,000 related to the ineffective
portion of the interest rate swap. The amount of net gain related to the portion
of the interest rate swap excluded from the assessment of effectiveness during
the year ended December 31, 2001 was not material.

 

    The Company has no plans to terminate the Agreement earlier than the
maturity date. The Company is exposed to credit loss in the event of
nonperformance by the counterparty to the Agreement. The amount of such exposure
is limited to the unpaid portion of amounts due to the Company, if any, pursuant
to the Agreement. However, management believes that this exposure is mitigated
by provisions in the Agreement that allow for the legal right of offset of any
amounts due to the Company from the counter party with any amounts payable to
the counterparty by the Company. As a result, management considers the risk of
counter-party default to be minimal. At December 31, 2000 and 2001, the Company
expects to reclassify approximately $423,000 and $1,939,000, respectively, of
net losses on the interest rate swap from accumulated other comprehensive income
to earnings during the next twelve months.

 

14.  RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS

 

    In connection with the July 29, 1999 CCS acquisition, Charterhouse Equity
Partners III, L.P. (Charterhouse), a majority shareholder of the Company,
received approximately $2,835,000 in transaction fees. In connection with the
TravCorps merger on December 16, 1999, Charterhouse received approximately
$288,000 in transaction fees. These transaction fees were capitalized in
accordance with the purchase method of accounting.

 
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                              CROSS COUNTRY, INC.

 

             NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)

 

                               DECEMBER 31, 2001

 

15.  DISCONTINUED OPERATIONS

 

    On December 20, 2000, the Company committed itself to a formal plan to
dispose of its wholly-owned subsidiary, HospitalHub, through a sale or
liquidation of this business segment. Pursuant to APB Opinion No. 30, REPORTING
THE RESULTS OF OPERATIONS-REPORTING THE EFFECTS OF DISPOSAL OF A SEGMENT OF A
BUSINESS, AND EXTRAORDINARY, UNUSUAL AND INFREQUENTLY OCCURRING EVENTS AND
TRANSACTIONS, the consolidated financial statements of the Company have been
reclassified to reflect the discontinuance of HospitalHub. Accordingly, the
revenue, costs and expenses, assets and liabilities of HospitalHub have been
segregated and reported as discontinued operations in the accompanying
consolidated balance sheets and statements of operations. The divestiture was
completed in the second quarter of 2001.

 

16.  SEGMENT INFORMATION

 

    The Company has two reportable operating segments: healthcare staffing and
other human capital management services. The healthcare staffing operating
segment includes travel staffing, clinical research and trials staffing and per
diem staffing. This segment provides temporary staffing services of healthcare
professionals primarily to hospitals, laboratories, and pharmaceutical and
biotechnology companies. The other human capital management services segment
includes the combined results of our education and training, healthcare
consulting services, physician search and resource management services.

 

    The Company's management evaluates performance of each segment primarily
based on revenues and contribution income (which is defined as earnings before
interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization and corporate expenses not
specifically identified to a reported segment (EBITDA)). The Company's
management does not evaluate, manage or measure performance of segments using
asset information, accordingly, asset information by segment is not prepared or
disclosed. The accounting policies of the segments are the same as those
described in the summary of significant accounting policies (see Note 2). The
information in the following table is derived from the segments' internal
financial information as used for corporate management purposes. Certain
corporate expenses are not allocated to and/or among the operating segments.

 
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                              CROSS COUNTRY, INC.

 

             NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)

 

                               DECEMBER 31, 2001

 

16.  SEGMENT INFORMATION (CONTINUED)


    Information on operating segments and a reconciliation of such information
to income before income taxes and discontinued operations for the periods
indicated are as follows:

 


<Table>
<Caption>
                                                      PERIOD FROM
                                                        JULY 30,
                                                        1999 TO        YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31,
                                                      DECEMBER 31,   ---------------------------
                                                          1999           2000           2001
                                                      ------------   ------------   ------------
<S>                                                   <C>            <C>            <C>
Revenue from unaffiliated customers:
  Healthcare staffing...............................  $85,594,847    $350,856,054   $464,342,388
  Other human capital management services...........    2,132,372      16,833,848     36,160,182
                                                      -----------    ------------   ------------
                                                      $87,727,219    $367,689,902   $500,502,570
                                                      -----------    ------------   ------------
Contribution income (expense):
  Healthcare staffing...............................  $15,517,594    $ 61,936,676   $ 73,195,911
  Other human capital management services...........      (94,852)      1,239,612      3,647,630
Unallocated corporate overhead......................    5,500,107      18,041,169     20,658,156
                                                      -----------    ------------   ------------
EBITDA..............................................  $ 9,922,635    $ 45,135,119   $ 56,185,385
                                                      -----------    ------------   ------------
Interest expense, net...............................  $ 4,821,302    $ 15,435,236   $ 14,422,170
Depreciation and amortization.......................    4,576,167      15,024,781     17,736,635
Nonrecurring indirect transaction costs.............           --       1,289,217             --
Other expenses......................................           --              --             --
                                                      -----------    ------------   ------------
Income before income taxes and discontinued
  operations........................................  $   525,166    $ 13,385,885   $ 24,026,580
                                                      ===========    ============   ============
</Table>


 

    Contribution income is computed by the Company as operating income, less
unallocated corporate overhead. Contribution income is not a measure of
financial performance under generally accepted accounting principles and is only
used by management when assessing segment performance. Certain amounts in the
2000 segment information have been reclassified to conform to the 2001
presentation.

 
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                              CROSS COUNTRY, INC.

 

             NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)

 

                               DECEMBER 31, 2001

 

17.  QUARTERLY FINANCIAL DATA (UNAUDITED)

 


<Table>
<Caption>
                                           FIRST          SECOND         THIRD          FOURTH
                                          QUARTER        QUARTER        QUARTER        QUARTER
                                        ------------   ------------   ------------   ------------
<S>                                     <C>            <C>            <C>            <C>
1999(A)
Revenue from services.................  $         --   $         --   $ 35,090,888   $ 52,636,331
Gross profit..........................            --             --      7,876,278     11,814,417
Loss from continuing operations.......            --             --        (58,700)       (88,051)
Loss from discontinued operations.....            --             --        (77,886)      (116,828)
                                        ------------   ------------   ------------   ------------
Net loss..............................  $         --   $         --   $   (136,586)  $   (204,879)
                                        ============   ============   ============   ============
Basic and diluted earnings per
  share...............................  $         --   $         --   $      (0.01)  $      (0.01)
                                        ============   ============   ============   ============
2000
Revenue from services.................  $ 89,583,837   $ 88,066,063   $ 92,809,900   $ 97,230,102
Gross profit..........................    22,521,435     23,258,365     24,274,800     24,540,868
Income from continuing operations.....     1,187,193      1,292,062      2,231,816      1,944,790
Loss from discontinued operations.....      (286,423)      (401,292)      (708,425)      (661,525)
                                        ------------   ------------   ------------   ------------
Net income............................  $    900,770   $    890,770   $  1,523,391   $  1,283,265
                                        ============   ============   ============   ============
Basic and diluted earnings per
  share...............................  $       0.04   $       0.04   $       0.07   $       0.05
                                        ============   ============   ============   ============
2001
Revenue from services.................  $103,871,739   $118,834,746   $133,486,901   $144,309,184
Gross profit..........................    24,870,333     30,737,260     34,099,867     36,144,024
Income from continuing operations.....     1,072,260      2,145,894      3,922,044      6,522,259
(Loss) income from discontinued
  operations..........................    (1,063,709)       519,903             --        337,096
Extraordinary loss on early
  extinguishment of debt..............            --             --             --     (4,783,705)
                                        ------------   ------------   ------------   ------------
Net income............................  $      8,551   $  2,665,797   $  3,922,044   $  2,075,650
                                        ============   ============   ============   ============
Basic and diluted earnings per
  share...............................  $         --   $       0.11   $       0.17   $       0.07
                                        ============   ============   ============   ============
</Table>


 
------------------------
 

(a) On July 29, 1999, the Company acquired the assets of CCS (see Note 1). The
    third quarter 1999 financial data reflects results of operations from
    July 30, 1999 through September 30, 1999. The fourth quarter 1999 financial
    data results include the TravCorps acquisition from December 16, 1999, the
    date of its acquisition, through December 31, 1999.

 

18.  SUBSEQUENT EVENT

 

    On February 27, 2002, the Company filed a registration statement with the
Securities and Exchange Commission for the sale of 9,000,000 shares of common
stock by existing shareholders. The Company will not receive any of the proceeds
from the sale of these shares and expects associated costs of approximately
$1,000,000 to be incurred and expensed by the Company.

 
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              REPORT OF INDEPENDENT CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS
 
To the Partners of
Cross Country Staffing (a Partnership):
 
    In our opinion, the accompanying balance sheets and the related statements
of income and partners' capital and of cash flows present fairly, in all
material respects, the financial position of Cross Country Staffing (a
Partnership) at July 29, 1999 and December 31, 1998, and the results of its
operations and its cash flows for the periods then ended in conformity with
accounting principles generally accepted in the United States. These financial
statements are the responsibility of the Partnership's management; our
responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on
our audits. We conducted our audits of these statements in accordance with
auditing standards generally accepted in the United States, which require that
we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the
financial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes
examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in
the financial statements, assessing the accounting principles used and
significant estimates made by management, and evaluating the overall financial
statement presentation. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis
for the opinion expressed above.
 
    As discussed in Note 1 to the financial statments, Cross Country Staffing's
assets were sold on July 29, 1999. The amounts included in the financial
statements pursuant to the Management Incentive Compensation Plan give no effect
to the additional amount payable as determined by the change in control
transaction as further discussed in Note 5 to the financial statements.
 
                                              /s/ PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
                                              Fort Lauderdale, Florida
November 5, 1999, except for Note 8 as to which the date is December 16, 1999

 
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                             CROSS COUNTRY STAFFING
 
                                 BALANCE SHEETS
 

<Table>
<Caption>
                                                               JULY 29,      DECEMBER 31,
                                                                 1999            1998
                                                              -----------   --------------
<S>                                                           <C>           <C>
                                          ASSETS
Current assets:
    Cash....................................................  $        --    $       110
    Accounts receivable, less allowance for doubtful
      accounts (1999-$1,158,039; 1998-$1,327,983)...........   31,494,858     28,794,335
    Other current assets....................................    3,255,994      2,886,333
                                                              -----------    -----------
      Total current assets..................................   34,750,852     31,680,778
Fixed assets, net of accumulated depreciation
  (1999-$842,971; 1998-$630,848)............................    1,208,713      1,219,319
Goodwill, net of accumulated amortization (1999-$7,261,467;
  1998-$6,809,880)..........................................    8,365,716      8,817,303
Other assets................................................      138,852        183,817
                                                              -----------    -----------
Total assets................................................  $44,464,133    $41,901,217
                                                              ===========    ===========
 
                            LIABILITIES AND PARTNERS' CAPITAL
 
Current liabilities:
    Short-term debt.........................................  $ 7,874,004    $ 3,533,039
    Accounts payable........................................    2,329,396      3,446,433
    Accrued employee compensation and benefits..............    7,256,162      5,515,526
    Accrued distribution payable............................           --      5,645,354
    Accrued interest payable................................       19,443         23,926
    Accrued management incentive compensation...............    6,940,000             --
    Other current liabilities...............................      579,473        645,612
                                                              -----------    -----------
      Total current liabilities.............................   24,998,478     18,809,890
 
Debt........................................................           --      4,800,000
Accrued management incentive compensation plan..............           --      4,840,000
                                                              -----------    -----------
Total liabilities...........................................   24,998,478     28,449,890
 
Commitments and contingencies (Note 7)
 
Partners' capital...........................................   19,465,655     13,451,327
                                                              -----------    -----------
Total liabilities and partners' capital.....................  $44,464,133    $41,901,217
                                                              ===========    ===========
</Table>

 
   The accompaying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.
 
                                      F-29
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                             CROSS COUNTRY STAFFING
 
                   STATEMENTS OF INCOME AND PARTNERS' CAPITAL
 

<Table>
<Caption>
                                                           PERIOD ENDED       PERIOD ENDED
                                                             JULY 29,         DECEMBER 31,
                                                               1999               1998
                                                         ----------------   -----------------
<S>                                                      <C>                <C>
Revenue................................................    $106,046,826       $158,591,804
                                                           ------------       ------------
Operating expenses:
  Compensation and benefits............................      80,186,753        121,950,872
  Selling, general and administrative expenses.........      10,587,604         16,377,419
  Management incentive compensation plan...............       2,100,000          2,693,001
  Bad debt expense.....................................         156,772            721,510
  Depreciation.........................................         212,123            264,026
  Amortization.........................................         496,551            859,159
                                                           ------------       ------------
      Total operating expenses.........................      93,739,803        142,865,987
                                                           ------------       ------------
 
Operating income.......................................      12,307,023         15,725,817
 
Other income (expense):
  Interest income......................................          62,026             48,423
  Interest expense.....................................        (292,642)          (897,606)
  Other................................................        (189,858)          (183,435)
                                                           ------------       ------------
Net income.............................................      11,886,549         14,693,199
 
Partners' capital at beginning of year.................      13,451,327          7,122,155
Distributions to partners..............................      (5,872,221)        (8,364,027)
                                                           ------------       ------------
Partners' capital at end of period.....................    $ 19,465,655       $ 13,451,327
                                                           ============       ============
Pro Forma net income data
  Net income as reported...............................    $ 11,886,549       $ 14,693,199
  Pro Forma adjustment for income taxes................      (5,824,409)        (7,199,668)
                                                           ------------       ------------
  Pro Forma net income.................................    $  6,062,140       $  7,493,531
                                                           ============       ============
</Table>

 
   The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.
 
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                             CROSS COUNTRY STAFFING
 
                            STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
 

<Table>
<Caption>
                                                              JULY 29, 1999   DECEMBER 31, 1998
                                                              -------------   -----------------
<S>                                                           <C>             <C>
Cash flows from operating activities:
  Net income................................................  $ 11,886,549      $ 14,693,199
  Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided
    by operating activities:
    Depreciation and amortization...........................       708,674         1,123,185
    Provision for management incentive compensation plan....     2,100,000         2,693,001
  Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
    Increase in net accounts receivable.....................    (2,700,523)       (5,690,790)
    Increase in other current assets........................      (369,661)         (507,668)
    Decrease in other assets................................            --           230,000
    (Decrease) increase in accounts payable.................    (1,117,037)        1,202,369
    Increase in accrued employee compensation and
      benefits..............................................     1,740,636           792,962
    Decrease in accrued interest payable....................        (4,483)          (57,534)
    Decrease in other current liabilities...................       (66,139)          (44,409)
                                                              ------------      ------------
 
      Net cash provided by operating activities.............    12,178,016        14,434,315
                                                              ------------      ------------
Cash flows from investing activities:
      Net purchases of equipment............................      (201,516)         (976,672)
                                                              ------------      ------------
 
      Net cash used in investing activities.................      (201,516)         (976,672)
                                                              ------------      ------------
Cash flows from financing activities:
      Net repayment of debt.................................      (459,035)      (10,366,961)
 
      Distributions to partners.............................   (11,517,575)       (3,091,365)
                                                              ------------      ------------
 
      Net cash used in financing activities.................   (11,976,610)      (13,458,326)
                                                              ------------      ------------
 
      Net decrease in cash..................................          (110)             (683)
Cash at beginning of year...................................           110               793
                                                              ------------      ------------
 
Cash at end of year.........................................  $         --      $        110
                                                              ============      ============
 
Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:
  Amounts paid during the period for interest...............  $    293,857      $    955,140
                                                              ============      ============
</Table>

 
   The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.
 
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                     CROSS COUNTRY STAFFING (A PARTNERSHIP)
 

                         NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
 
           FOR THE PERIODS ENDED JULY 29, 1999 AND DECEMBER 31, 1998
 
1. ORGANIZATION AND BASIS OF PRESENTATION
 
    On July 1, 1996, Cross Country Staffing (CCS or the Partnership), a Delaware
general partnership, was established through a Joint Venture Agreement
(Agreement) between CCHP, Inc. (CCHP) and MRA Staffing Systems, Inc. (MRA), with
ownership percentages of 64% and 36%, respectively. CCHP is a 94% owned
subsidiary of W. R. Grace & Co.-Conn., a Connecticut corporation (Grace). Prior
to the transaction on July 28, 1999 described below, MRA was a wholly owned
subsidiary of Nestor Healthcare Group plc (Nestor), a public company registered
in the U.K.
 
    CCHP and MRA (the Partners) were each engaged in the business of providing
nurses and other allied health personnel primarily on a contract basis. The
Partnership recorded the assets and assumed the liabilities, as defined in the
Agreement, of its Partners. Assets and liabilities contributed by the Partners
to the joint venture were recorded at predecessor basis. In addition to the
recorded assets and liabilities, the Partners contributed the value of their
businesses, which included certain unrecorded intangible assets primarily
related to proprietary databases and contracts.
 
    On July 28, 1999, Grace purchased Nestor's ownership interest in MRA. On
July 29, 1999, the assets of CCS were sold (the "Sale") to Cross Country
Staffing, Inc. (the "Buyer"), an unrelated entity and affiliate of Charterhouse
Group International, Inc. The amounts included in these Financial Statements
give no effect to the Sale, including the repayment of outstanding bank debt and
liquidation of the Management Incentive Compensation Plan liability. See Notes 4
and 5 for further detail.
 
    CCS is engaged in the business of providing staffing and placement of
healthcare and other professionals throughout the United States and its
territories.
 
2. ACCOUNTING POLICIES
 
USE OF ESTIMATES
 
    The preparation of the financial statements in conformity with generally
accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and
assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and
disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial
statements and the reported amounts of revenue and expenses during the reporting
period. Actual results could differ from those estimates.
 
FIXED ASSETS
 
    Fixed assets include office furniture, business machines and leasehold
improvements which are stated at cost, less accumulated depreciation.
Depreciation is determined on a straight-line basis over the estimated useful
lives of the assets of five years.
 
RESERVES FOR CLAIMS
 
    Workers' compensation and health care benefits are provided under partially
self-insured plans. CCS records its estimate of the ultimate cost of, and
reserves for, workers' compensation and health care benefits based on actuarial
computations using its loss history as well as industry statistics. Furthermore,
in determining its reserves, CCS includes reserves for estimated claims incurred
but not reported.
 
                                      F-32
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                     CROSS COUNTRY STAFFING (A PARTNERSHIP)
 
                   NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)
 
           FOR THE PERIODS ENDED JULY 29, 1999 AND DECEMBER 31, 1998
 
2. ACCOUNTING POLICIES (CONTINUED)
    The ultimate cost of workers' compensation and health care benefits will
depend on actual costs incurred in settling the claims and may differ from the
amounts reserved by CCS for those claims. Accruals for workers' compensation
claims and health care benefits are included in accrued employee compensation
and benefits in the Balance Sheet.
 
GOODWILL
 
    Goodwill contributed by one of the Partners at inception is amortized using
the straight-line method over its estimated useful life of 14 years
(approximately 11 years remaining at July 29, 1999). CCS assesses the
recoverability of goodwill whenever adverse events or changes in circumstance or
business climate indicate that expected future undiscounted cash flows are not
sufficient to support the carrying value. At July 29, 1999 and December 31, 1998
the Partnership believes that no impairment of goodwill exists.
 
DEFERRED DEBT ISSUE COSTS
 
    Deferred costs related to the issuance of debt are amortized on a
straight-line basis over the five year term of the debt. At July 29, 1999 and
December 31, 1998 costs of $389,000 less accumulated amortization of $250,148
and $205,183, respectively, are recorded as other assets in the Balance Sheet.
 
FAIR VALUE OF FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS
 
    At July 29, 1999 and December 31, 1998 the recorded value of cash, trade
receivables and debt approximated their fair value, based on the maturities of
these instruments and the terms of the individual debt agreements.
 
REVENUE RECOGNITION
 
    Revenue is recognized when the service is performed. Accordingly, accounts
receivable includes an accrual for employees' time worked but not yet invoiced.
At July 29, 1999 and December 31, 1998 the amounts accrued are $7,176,798 and
$4,835,971.
 
CONCENTRATIONS OF CREDIT RISK
 
    CCS's clients are principally health care providers and accounts receivable
represent amounts due from these providers. CCS performs ongoing credit
evaluations of its clients' financial condition and does not require collateral.
Overall, based on the large number of clients in differing geographic areas
throughout the United States and its territories, CCS believes the concentration
of credit risk is limited.
 
INCOME TAXES
 
    CCS is not subject to federal taxation at the Partnership level as income is
taxed directly to the Partners. Accordingly, a provision for income taxes has
not been included in the financial statements.
 
    The General Partnership Agreement (Partnership Agreement) provides for
quarterly distributions to the Partners based on the Partnership's estimated
taxable income for the year. Generally, it has been the practice of the
Partnership to make such distributions based on actual tax liabilities of the
 
                                      F-33
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                     CROSS COUNTRY STAFFING (A PARTNERSHIP)
 
                   NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)
 
           FOR THE PERIODS ENDED JULY 29, 1999 AND DECEMBER 31, 1998
 
2. ACCOUNTING POLICIES (CONTINUED)
individual Partners. Currently, distributions are made at the request of the
Partners up to the quarterly distribution amount provided for in the Partnership
Agreement. A distribution payable was recorded to equalize the distributions
based on the respective Partners' ownership percentages.
 
RECLASSIFICATIONS
 
    Certain amounts in prior year financial statements and related notes have
been reclassified to conform to current year's presentation.
 
3. OTHER BALANCE SHEET ITEMS
 
    At July 29 and December 31, other current assets are composed of the
following:
 

<Table>
<Caption>
                                                       JULY 29,    DECEMBER 31,
                                                         1999          1998
                                                      ----------   ------------
<S>                                                   <C>          <C>
Prepaid rent on employees' apartments...............  $1,907,276    $1,538,636
Deposits on employees' apartments, net of allowance
  (1999-$299,246; 1998-$236,756)....................   1,025,308       866,354
Other...............................................     323,410       481,343
                                                      ----------    ----------
                                                      $3,255,994    $2,886,333
                                                      ==========    ==========
</Table>

 
    CCS leases a number of apartments for its employees under short-term
agreements (typically three to six months) which generally coincide with each
employee's staffing contract. As a condition of those agreements, CCS places
security deposits on the leased apartments. Prepaid rent and deposits relate to
these short-term agreements.
 
    At July 29 and December 31, accrued employee compensation and benefits is
composed of the following:
 

<Table>
<Caption>
                                                       JULY 29,    DECEMBER 31,
                                                         1999          1998
                                                      ----------   ------------
<S>                                                   <C>          <C>
Salaries............................................  $2,984,990    $1,947,117
Bonus...............................................   2,152,918     2,070,759
Accrual for workers' compensation claims............   1,596,170     1,148,849
Accrual for health care benefits....................     345,500       206,033
Accrual for vacation................................     176,584       142,768
                                                      ----------    ----------
                                                      $7,256,162    $5,515,526
                                                      ==========    ==========
</Table>

 
                                      F-34
<Page>
                     CROSS COUNTRY STAFFING (A PARTNERSHIP)
 
                   NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)
 
           FOR THE PERIODS ENDED JULY 29, 1999 AND DECEMBER 31, 1998
 
4. DEBT
 
    On July 30, 1999, CCS repaid all of its long-term debt, which consists of
the Term Note and Revolving Loan Facility. Accordingly, they have been
classified as short-term at July 29, 1999. At July 29 and December 31,
short-term debt is composed of the following:
 

<Table>
<Caption>
                                                       JULY 29,    DECEMBER 31,
                                                         1999          1998
                                                      ----------   ------------
<S>                                                   <C>          <C>
Current maturities of long-term debt................  $7,850,000    $3,500,000
Note payable........................................      24,004        33,039
                                                      ----------    ----------
                                                      $7,874,004    $3,533,039
                                                      ==========    ==========
</Table>

 
    At July 29 and December 31, long-term debt is composed of the following:
 

<Table>
<Caption>
                                                      JULY 29,     DECEMBER 31,
                                                        1999           1998
                                                     -----------   ------------
<S>                                                  <C>           <C>
Term Loan, interest at the Eurodollar rate plus
  0.325%, or the greater of the prime or Federal
  Funds effective rate plus 0.5% (5.535% and
  5.955%, at July 29, 1999 and December 31, 1998,
  respectively)....................................  $ 3,800,000   $ 3,500,000
 
Revolving Loan Facility, interest at the Eurodollar
  rate plus 0.325%, or the greater of the prime or
  Federal Funds effective rate plus 0.5% (8.0% and
  5.955%, at July 29, 1999 and December 31,1998,
  respectively)....................................    4,050,000     4,800,000
                                                     -----------   -----------
 
                                                       7,850,000     8,300,000
 
                                                      (7,850,000)   (3,500,000)
                                                     -----------   -----------
 
                                                     $        --   $ 4,800,000
                                                     ===========   ===========
</Table>

 
    Grace acts as guarantor of the Term Note and Revolving Loan Facility and, as
such, is paid a monthly fee based on the average outstanding balance. For the
periods ended July 29, 1999 and December 31, 1998 this fee was 0.025% per month.
For the periods ended July 29, 1999 and December 31, 1998 total fees in relation
to this guarantee were $13,398 and $47,663, respectively. Of these total fees,
which are recorded as interest expense, $9,229 and $18,243 were recorded as
accrued interest payable at July 29, 1999 and December 31, 1998, respectively.
 
5. MANAGEMENT INCENTIVE COMPENSATION PLAN
 
    The CCS Management Incentive Compensation Plan (the Plan) is a
performance-based compensation plan for key personnel of the Partnership. The
Plan authorizes the award of percentage interests in an incentive pool based on
the achievement of certain performance objectives. The percentage interests vest
over a period of either three or five years or, in the case of a Liquidity Event
as defined in the Plan, vesting occurs immediately.
 
                                      F-35
<Page>
                     CROSS COUNTRY STAFFING (A PARTNERSHIP)
 
                   NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)
 
           FOR THE PERIODS ENDED JULY 29, 1999 AND DECEMBER 31, 1998
 
5. MANAGEMENT INCENTIVE COMPENSATION PLAN (CONTINUED)
    The Plan also authorized an immediate percentage award to certain key
executives based on Partnership equity value at inception, as defined by the
Plan. Incremental increases in the amount of this award may occur based on
increases in the value of the Partnership equity. The amount charged to income
for the award and the incremental increase in equity value was $319,000 and
$409,000 for the periods ended July 29, 1999 and December 31, 1998,
respectively.
 
    In accordance with the terms of the Plan, cash payments are made at the
earlier of occurrence of a Liquidity Event or July 1, 2001. The occurrence of a
Liquidity Event also provides for a revised award computation. The Sale of CCS
assets on July 29, 1999 constituted a Liquidity Event and as such, a liquidation
cash payment was triggered. Grace used a portion of the Sale proceeds for such
liquidation payment totaling approximately $20,200,000.
 
6. PARTNERS' CAPITAL (DEFICIT)
 
    Partners' capital accounts are as follows:
 

<Table>
<Caption>
                                                           CCHP           MRA           TOTAL
                                                       ------------   ------------   -----------
<S>                                                    <C>            <C>            <C>
December 31, 1997....................................  $(12,234,662)  $ 19,356,817   $ 7,122,155
1998 distributions paid and payable..................    (5,352,977)    (3,011,050)   (8,364,027)
1998 net income......................................     9,403,647      5,289,552    14,693,199
                                                       ------------   ------------   -----------
December 31, 1998....................................    (8,183,992)    21,635,319    13,451,327
1999 distributions...................................    (3,757,272)    (2,114,949)   (5,872,221)
1999 net income......................................     7,607,391      4,279,158    11,886,549
                                                       ------------   ------------   -----------
July 29, 1999........................................  $ (4,333,873)  $ 23,799,528   $19,465,655
                                                       ============   ============   ===========
</Table>

 
    At December 31, 1998, accrued distributions payable of $5,645,354 relate to
CCHP.
 
7. COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
 
    CCS is involved in a dispute with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) with
respect to the IRS Examination of the 1993-1995 treatment of per diem plan
allowances for meals and incidental expenses paid to CCHP health care personnel
who were performing temporary services while away from home. Under the terms of
the Sale, Grace has assumed ongoing responsibility for any settlement or related
litigation liability.
 
    In connection with the Partnership's partially self-insured workers'
compensation plan, the Partnership has outstanding at July 29, 1999 a $943,594
standby letter of credit in order to guarantee the payment of workers'
compensation claims to the Partnership's insurance carrier.
 
    CCS entered into an agreement to lease office space for the next 10 years
beginning in February 1998. In accordance with the Sale, CCS assigned the office
lease agreement to the Buyer.
 
    Rent expense related to office facilities for the periods ended July 29,
1999 and December 31, 1998 was approximately $250,000 and $269,000,
respectively.
 
                                      F-36
<Page>
                     CROSS COUNTRY STAFFING (A PARTNERSHIP)
 
                   NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)
 
           FOR THE PERIODS ENDED JULY 29, 1999 AND DECEMBER 31, 1998
 
7. COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES (CONTINUED)
    CCS is subject to legal proceedings and claims which arise in the ordinary
course of its business. In the opinion of management, the outcome of these
matters will not have a significant effect on the Partnership's financial
position or results of operations.
 
8. SUBSEQUENT EVENTS
 
    As referred to in Note 1, the assets of CCS were sold to Cross Country
Staffing, Inc. on July 29, 1999.
 
    On November 12, 1999 Cross Country Staffing, Inc. and TravCorps announced
their intention to merge operations. The combined company will be owned by an
affiliate of Charterhouse Group International, Inc., certain investment funds
managed by Morgan Stanley Private Equity and management. The transaction was
consummated on December 16, 1999.
 
                                      F-37
<Page>

                          INDEPENDENT AUDITORS' REPORT
 
To the Stockholders and Board of Directors of
  TravCorps Corporation and Subsidiary:
 

We have audited the accompanying consolidated balance sheet of TravCorps
Corporation and subsidiary (the "Company") as of December 15, 1999, and the
related consolidated statements of income, stockholders' equity, and cash flows
for the period from December 27, 1998 to December 15, 1999. These financial
statements are the responsibility of the Company's management. Our
responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on
our audit.

 
We conducted our audit in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted
in the United States. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit
to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free
of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence
supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit
also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates
made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement
presentation. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our
opinion.
 
In our opinion, the consolidated financial statements referred to above present
fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of TravCorps
Corporation and subsidiary as of December 15, 1999, and the results of their
operations and their cash flows for the period from December 27, 1998 to
December 15, 1999, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted
in the United States.
 
                                          /s/ ERNST & YOUNG LLP
 

Boston, Massachusetts
March 10, 2000


 
                                      F-38
<Page>
                      TRAVCORPS CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARY
 

                           CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET

 

                               DECEMBER 15, 1999

 
                                     ASSETS
 


<Table>
<Caption>
                                                                 1999
                                                              -----------
<S>                                                           <C>
CURRENT ASSETS:
  Cash and cash equivalents.................................  $ 3,594,666
  Accounts receivable, less allowance for doubtful accounts
    of $657,000.............................................   17,386,009
  Prepaid rent..............................................      488,008
  Prepaid expenses and other................................      215,396
  Deferred income taxes.....................................    1,355,300
                                                              -----------
      Total current assets..................................   23,039,379
                                                              -----------
 
PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT:
  Computer and software equipment...........................    6,331,352
  Office equipment..........................................      239,719
  Furniture and fixtures....................................      373,762
  Leasehold improvements....................................      340,142
                                                              -----------
      Total property and equipment..........................    7,284,975
 
  Less accumulated depreciation and amortization............   (2,801,089)
                                                              -----------
      Property and equipment--net...........................    4,483,886
                                                              -----------
 
DEPOSITS....................................................      470,665
                                                              -----------
 
DEFERRED FINANCING COSTS--NET...............................    3,327,326
GOODWILL--NET...............................................   11,181,605
 
TOTAL.......................................................  $42,502,861
                                                              ===========
</Table>


 
                See notes to consolidated financial statements.
 
                                      F-39
<Page>
                      TRAVCORPS CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARY
 

                           CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET

 

                               DECEMBER 15, 1999

 

                     LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' DEFICIT

 


<Table>
<Caption>
                                                                 1999
                                                              -----------
<S>                                                           <C>
CURRENT LIABILITIES:
  Accounts payable..........................................  $ 2,826,601
  Accrued expenses..........................................    2,127,221
  Accrued payroll and withholdings..........................    1,933,697
  Accrued incentive compensation............................    2,670,960
  Current maturities of long-term obligations...............       36,273
                                                              -----------
      Total current liabilities.............................    9,594,752
                                                              -----------
 
DEFERRED INCOME TAXES.......................................    1,235,538
                                                              -----------
 
LONG-TERM OBLIGATIONS.......................................   45,000,000
                                                              -----------
 
STOCKHOLDERS' DEFICIT:
  Convertible preferred stock, $.01 par value per
    share--1,020,000 shares authorized, none issued and
    outstanding (liquidation preference of $0)..............           --
  Common stock, $.01 par value per share--1,774,385 shares
    authorized; 2,984,171 shares issued and outstanding.....       29,842
  Treasury stock............................................  (73,576,703)
  Additional paid-in capital................................   54,110,662
  Retained earnings.........................................    6,108,770
                                                              -----------
      Total stockholders' deficit...........................  (13,327,429)
                                                              -----------
 
TOTAL.......................................................  $42,502,861
                                                              ===========
</Table>


 
                See notes to consolidated financial statements.
 
                                      F-40
<Page>
                      TRAVCORPS CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARY
 
                       CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
 

               PERIOD FROM DECEMBER 27, 1998 TO DECEMBER 15, 1999

 


<Table>
<Caption>
                                                                  1999
                                                              ------------
<S>                                                           <C>
REVENUES....................................................  $112,795,230
                                                              ------------
DIRECT COSTS AND EXPENSES:
  Professional salaries and wages...........................    58,137,810
  Other professional expenses...............................    15,972,698
                                                              ------------
    Total direct costs and expenses.........................    74,110,508
                                                              ------------
GROSS PROFIT................................................    38,684,722
                                                              ------------
OPERATING EXPENSES:
  Selling, general and administrative expenses (includes
    nonrecurring transaction costs of $4,556,904)...........    35,431,054
  Depreciation and amortization.............................     1,886,017
                                                              ------------
    Total operating expenses................................    37,317,071
                                                              ------------
INCOME FROM OPERATIONS......................................     1,367,651
INTEREST EXPENSE............................................     2,790,948
                                                              ------------
LOSS BEFORE PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES......................    (1,423,297)
PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES..................................       580,134
                                                              ------------
NET LOSS....................................................  $ (2,003,431)
                                                              ============
</Table>


 
                See notes to consolidated financial statements.
 
                                      F-41
<Page>

                      TRAVCORPS CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARY
           CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF STOCKHOLDERS' (DEFICIT) EQUITY
               PERIOD FROM DECEMBER 27, 1998 TO DECEMBER 15, 1999



<Table>
<Caption>
                                         CONVERTIBLE
                                       PREFERRED STOCK            COMMON STOCK                       ADDITIONAL
                                   -----------------------   ----------------------     TREASURY       PAID-IN      RETAINED
                                     SHARES       AMOUNT      SHARES       AMOUNT        STOCK         CAPITAL      EARNINGS
                                   ----------   ----------   ---------   ----------   ------------   -----------   ----------
<S>                                <C>          <C>          <C>         <C>          <C>            <C>           <C>
BALANCE, DECEMBER 26, 1998.......   1,020,000    2,869,229     614,011        6,139         (1,377)      667,183    8,134,452
 
  Stock options exercised........          --           --     305,470        3,056             --     2,023,590           --
  Accretion of preferred stock
    dividends....................          --       22,251          --           --             --            --      (22,251)
  Conversion of preferred
    stock........................  (1,020,000)  (2,550,000)  1,020,000       10,200             --     2,539,800           --
  Distribution of preferred stock
    dividends....................          --     (341,480)         --           --             --    (2,550,000)          --
  Purchase of treasury stock.....          --           --          --           --    (73,575,326)           --           --
  Issuance of common stock.......          --           --   1,044,690       10,447             --    51,430,089           --
  Net income (loss)..............          --           --          --           --             --            --   (2,003,431)
                                   ----------   ----------   ---------   ----------   ------------   -----------   ----------
BALANCE, DECEMBER 15, 1999.......          --   $       --   2,984,171   $   29,842   $(73,576,703)  $54,110,662   $6,108,770
                                   ==========   ==========   =========   ==========   ============   ===========   ==========
 
<Caption>
 
                                      TOTAL
                                   ------------
<S>                                <C>
BALANCE, DECEMBER 26, 1998.......    11,675,626
  Stock options exercised........     2,026,646
  Accretion of preferred stock
    dividends....................            --
  Conversion of preferred
    stock........................            --
  Distribution of preferred stock
    dividends....................    (2,891,480)
  Purchase of treasury stock.....   (73,575,326)
  Issuance of common stock.......    51,440,536
  Net income (loss)..............    (2,003,431)
                                   ------------
BALANCE, DECEMBER 15, 1999.......  $(13,327,429)
                                   ============
</Table>


 
                See notes to consolidated financial statements.
 
                                      F-42
<Page>
                      TRAVCORPS CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARY
 

                      CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS

 

               PERIOD FROM DECEMBER 27, 1998 TO DECEMBER 15, 1999

 


<Table>
<Caption>
                                                                  1999
                                                              ------------
<S>                                                           <C>
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
  Net loss..................................................  $ (2,003,431)
  Adjustments to reconcile net loss to cash used in
    operating activities:
    Depreciation............................................     1,108,346
    Amortization............................................       739,073
    Increase (decrease) in cash from changes in:
      Accounts receivable...................................    (2,077,009)
      Income tax receivable.................................    (1,817,733)
      Prepaid rent..........................................       374,959
      Prepaid expenses and other............................       569,582
      Deferred income taxes.................................      (469,962)
      Accounts payable and accrued expenses.................      (653,337)
      Accrued payroll withholdings and incentive
        compensation........................................        20,578
                                                              ------------
        Cash used in operating activities...................    (4,208,934)
                                                              ------------
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
  Purchase of property and equipment........................    (1,779,340)
  Increase in deposits......................................       156,378
                                                              ------------
        Cash used in investing activities...................    (1,622,962)
                                                              ------------
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
  Proceeds from issuance of common stock....................    53,136,887
  Redemption of preferred stock.............................    (2,569,927)
  Repurchase of common stock................................   (73,576,312)
  Net borrowings under revolving credit agreement...........    32,335,500
  Deferred financing charges................................    (1,613,546)
  Principal payments on other long-term obligations.........      (138,618)
                                                              ------------
        Cash provided by financing activities...............     7,573,984
                                                              ------------
INCREASE IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS.......................     1,742,088
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, BEGINNING OF YEAR................     1,852,578
                                                              ------------
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, END OF YEAR......................  $  3,594,666
                                                              ============
SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURES OF CASH FLOW INFORMATION--
  Cash paid during the year for:
    Interest................................................  $  2,857,017
                                                              ============
    Income taxes............................................  $  3,011,490
                                                              ============
</Table>


 
                See notes to consolidated financial statements.
 
                                      F-43
<Page>
                      TRAVCORPS CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARY
 
                   NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
 

               PERIOD FROM DECEMBER 27, 1998 TO DECEMBER 15, 1999

 
1. NATURE OF BUSINESS
 
    TravCorps Corporation ("TravCorps") and its wholly-owned subsidiary,
Cejka & Company ("Cejka") (collectively, the "Company") provide flexible
staffing, search, consulting and related outsourced services to health care
providers throughout the United States. The Company's fiscal year typically ends
on the last Saturday in December.
 
    On December 16, 1999, the Company merged with Cross Country Staffing, Inc.
("CCS") (see Note 9). These financial statements are presented on a going
concern basis and do not reflect any effects on the financial statements
resulting from the merger with CCS.
 
2. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES
 
    REVENUE RECOGNITION--The Company recognizes revenue from temporary staffing
services as services are rendered based on hours worked by the assigned health
care professionals. Retainer fees earned for search and related outsourced
services are recognized over the contract term. Placement revenues are
recognized upon successful completion of the search assignment. Consulting
revenues are recognized as services are rendered.
 

    Revenues on permanent and temporary placements are recognized when services
provided are substantially completed. The Company does not, in the ordinary
course of business, make refunds. If a candidate leaves a permanent placement
within a short period of time (i.e., one month) it is customary for us to seek a
replacement at no additional cost. Allowances are established as considered
necessary to estimate significant losses due to placed candidates not remaining
employed for the Company's guarantee period. During 1999, such replacements and
refunds were not material and, accordingly, related allowances were not
recorded.

 
    PRINCIPLES OF CONSOLIDATION--The consolidated financial statements include
the accounts of TravCorps Corporation and subsidiary. Upon consolidation, all
material intercompany accounts and transactions are eliminated.
 
    CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS--The Company considers all investments in highly
liquid debt instruments with maturities of less than three months at the date of
purchase to be cash and cash equivalents.
 
    USE OF ESTIMATES--The preparation of consolidated financial statements in
conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States
requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported
amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and
liabilities at the date of the financial statements. Estimates included in the
consolidated financial statements include allowances for uncollectible accounts
and certain accrued expenses. Actual results could differ from those estimates.
 
    PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT--Property and equipment are recorded at cost.
Depreciation and amortization are provided using the straight-line method over
the estimated useful lives (three to seven years) of the related assets. This
caption also includes capitalized costs associated with the development of
internal-use software (see below). Such costs include charges for consulting
services and costs for personnel associated with programming, coding and testing
such software. These costs are not depreciated until the related software is
placed into service.
 
                                      F-44
<Page>
                      TRAVCORPS CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARY
 
             NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)
 

               PERIOD FROM DECEMBER 27, 1998 TO DECEMBER 15, 1999

 
2. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (CONTINUED)
    ACCOUNTING FOR COMPUTER SOFTWARE COSTS--In March 1998, the American
Institute of Certified Public Accountants issued Statement of Position (SOP)
No. 98-1, ACCOUNTING FOR THE COSTS OF COMPUTER SOFTWARE DEVELOPED OR OBTAINED
FOR INTERNAL USE. SOP No. 98-1 delineated the types of costs that may be
capitalized in connection with the development and installation of internal-use
software. The Company historically has had accounting policies that are
consistent with those specified in SOP No. 98-1. Accordingly, its implementation
did not have a material impact on the consolidated financial statements.
 
    IMPAIRMENT OF LONG-LIVED ASSETS--Long-lived assets to be held and used are
reviewed for impairment whenever circumstances indicate that the carrying amount
of an asset may not be recoverable. Long-lived assets to be disposed of are
reported at the lower of the carrying amount or fair value, less cost to sell.
 
    GOODWILL--The excess of the purchase price of acquired companies over the
fair value of net identifiable assets ("goodwill") at the date of acquisition
are amortized on a straight-line basis over their estimated lives of twenty or
twenty-five years. The Company periodically reviews goodwill to assess
recoverability, based upon expectations of nondiscounted cash flows and
operating income of the activities, that generated the goodwill balance.
Impairments would be recognized in operating results if such expected cash flows
were less than the carrying value of the related assets. No such impairments
have been recorded through December 15, 1999.
 
    DEFERRED FINANCING COSTS--Deferred financing costs represent commitment fees
and other costs incurred relating to the refinancing of the Company's revolving
credit agreement and are being amortized over the life of the agreement.
 
    INCOME TAXES--Deferred income taxes are provided for differences in bases of
the Company's assets and liabilities for book and tax purposes. Deferred income
taxes are estimated using currently enacted tax rates.
 
    CONCENTRATION OF CREDIT RISK--The Company extends credit to its customers on
an unsecured basis and requires no collateral. However, credit control policies
are in place to control the Company's exposure to potential uncollectible
receivables.
 
    STOCK-BASED COMPENSATION--The Company accounts for stock-based awards to
employees using the intrinsic-value method.
 
    ESTIMATED FAIR VALUE OF FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS--The carrying amounts reported
in the consolidated balance sheets for cash, accounts receivable, accounts
payable and accrued expenses approximate fair value because of their short
maturity. The carrying amount of the long-term obligations approximates fair
value because the interest rate is tied to a quoted variable index.
 
3. ACQUISITION
 
    On April 29, 1998, the Company acquired certain assets and assumed certain
liabilities of Cejka, a company that provides permanent placement, consulting
and related outsourced services for physicians and health care executives. The
acquisition has been accounted for as a purchase and, accordingly, the results
of Cejka are included in these consolidated financial statements from the date
of acquisition. The purchase and related acquisition costs aggregated
$12,826,000 and were funded with the borrowing
 
                                      F-45
<Page>
                      TRAVCORPS CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARY
 
             NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)
 

               PERIOD FROM DECEMBER 27, 1998 TO DECEMBER 15, 1999

 
3. ACQUISITION (CONTINUED)
of $11,821,000 under the Company's revolving credit agreement and the issuance
of 90,000 shares of Class A common stock valued at $855,000.
 
    The consideration involved in the acquisition, after giving effect to
liabilities assumed, has been allocated to the assets acquired based on their
respective fair values as follows:
 

<Table>
<S>                                                           <C>
Assets:
  Cash and cash equivalents.................................  $       300
  Accounts receivable.......................................    1,785,969
  Prepaid rent..............................................       28,229
  Deposits..................................................       11,396
  Property and equipment....................................      379,047
  Goodwill..................................................   11,560,000
                                                              -----------
Assets acquired.............................................   13,764,941
Less assumed liabilities....................................      939,187
                                                              -----------
Total consideration.........................................  $12,825,754
                                                              ===========
</Table>

 
4. LONG-TERM OBLIGATIONS
 

    Long-term obligations at December 15, 1999 consist of the following:

 


<Table>
<Caption>
                                                                 1999
                                                              -----------
<S>                                                           <C>
Revolving Credit Agreement..................................  $45,000,000
Capital lease obligations...................................       36,273
                                                              -----------
Total.......................................................   45,036,273
Less current portion........................................       36,273
                                                              -----------
Total long-term obligations.................................  $45,000,000
                                                              ===========
</Table>


 
    CREDIT AGREEMENT--At December 15, 1999, the Company has a revolving credit
agreement with Chase Bank (the "Revolving Credit Agreement"), which provides for
a term loan of $45 million, revolving loans of up to $10,000,000 and swingline
loans up to $1,000,000, including letters of credit of up to $2,500,000,
maturing May 14, 2005. Revolving loans under the Revolving Credit Agreement can
be ABR loans or Eurodollar loans. Swingline loans must be ABR loans. Eurodollar
rate loans must have a minimum principal balance of $1,000,000 and must be in
integral multiples of $250,000. ABR Revolving loans must have a minimum
principal balance of $250,000 and must be in integral multiples of $50,000.
Swingline loans must have a minimum principal balance of $250,000 and must be in
integral multiples of $50,000. Amounts outstanding under the term loan at
December 15, 1999 totaled $45 million and are scheduled to be repaid with
interest at 9.40% in quarterly installments of $250,000 from December 25, 1999
through March 2004 and $10,125,000 through May 2005. There were no Revolving or
Swingline loans outstanding at December 15, 1999.
 
    ABR loans carry interest at the greatest of a) the Prime Rate, b) the Base
CD Rate plus 1%, or c) the Federal Funds Effective Rate plus 1/2of 1%.
Eurodollar loans carry interest at the LIBOR Rate
 
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                      TRAVCORPS CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARY
 
             NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)
 

               PERIOD FROM DECEMBER 27, 1998 TO DECEMBER 15, 1999

 
4. LONG-TERM OBLIGATIONS (CONTINUED)
for the interest period multiplied by b) the Statutory Reserve Rate. The
interest on any ABR or Eurodollar loan is payable quarterly. The interest on any
Swingline loan is payable on the principal due date.
 

    Letters of credit amounting to $404,099 at December 15, 1999 had been issued
pursuant to the Company's workers' compensation insurance program.

 

    The Agreement contains, among other things, restrictions on further
indebtedness, asset sales, capital expenditures, payment of dividends, changes
in the capital structure and changes in the ownership of the Company. The
Agreement also has covenants which require the Company to maintain a minimum
level of tangible net worth, achieve minimum levels of earnings before interest,
taxes, depreciation and amortization, and achieve certain financial ratios, all
as defined in the Agreement.

 
    CAPITAL LEASE OBLIGATIONS--The Company leases equipment under capital
leases. The leases bear interest at rates ranging from 8.0% to 9.0% and expire
in 2000. The Company intends to exercise its options to purchase the equipment.
 
5. COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
 

    OPERATING ACTIVITIES--The Company has entered into various operating leases
for temporary housing of its professional medical personnel, with terms of up to
twelve months. The Company also leases office space for its corporate
activities. Future lease payments for office space pursuant to the leases total
$736,088, $440,050, $449,188, $441,166 and $0 for the years ending
December 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004, respectively. Total lease expense was
approximately $12,132,185 for the period December 27, 1998 to December 15, 1999.

 
6. INCOME TAXES
 

    The components of the provision for income taxes for the for the period
December 26, 1998 to December 15, 1999 are as follows:

 


<Table>
<Caption>
                                                                 1999
                                                              ----------
<S>                                                           <C>
Current:
  Federal...................................................  $  831,600
  State.....................................................     189,200
                                                              ----------
                                                               1,020,800
                                                              ----------
 
Deferred:
  Federal...................................................    (363,000)
  State.....................................................     (77,700)
                                                              ----------
                                                                (440,700)
                                                              ----------
Total.......................................................  $  580,100
                                                              ==========
</Table>


 
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                      TRAVCORPS CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARY
 
             NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)
 

               PERIOD FROM DECEMBER 27, 1998 TO DECEMBER 15, 1999

 
6. INCOME TAXES (CONTINUED)

    The components of the deferred tax assets and liabilities at December 15,
1999 are as follows:

 


<Table>
<Caption>
                                                                 1999
                                                              ----------
<S>                                                           <C>
Deferred tax assets--current:
  Accrued incentive compensation............................  $  971,700
  Accrued liabilities.......................................     223,900
  Other.....................................................     310,000
                                                              ----------
                                                               1,505,600
 
Deferred tax liabilities--current--prepaid expenses.........    (150,300)
                                                              ----------
Net deferred tax assets--current............................  $1,355,300
                                                              ==========
 
Deferred tax liabilities--noncurrent--depreciation..........  $1,235,538
                                                              ==========
</Table>


 
    Difference between the provision for income taxes and income taxes computed
using the U.S. federal income tax rate are primarily due to state taxes and
expenses not deductible for income tax purposes.
 
7. STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
 
    LEVERAGED RECAPITALIZATION--On May 14, 1999, in connection with a leveraged
recapitalization transaction, the Company sold 1,044,690 of the Company's common
shares to Morgan Stanley Dean Witter ("MSDW") and the Company redeemed 1,583,983
of its common shares. Immediately preceding the leveraged recapitalization, the
Company's preferred shareholders converted 1,020,000 preferred shares into
1,020,000 common shares. The price for the redeemed shares was $76,869,925,
which was paid in cash. After the transaction, MSDW owned 87.29% of the
Company's outstanding common stock.
 
    The redemption was funded with $45,200,000 of new bank borrowings (see
Note 4) and the proceeds from the sale of the common shares. These new
borrowings and common share proceeds were also used to repay $11,081,000 of
existing bank borrowings and to pay $4,036,000 of transaction expenses.
 
    For financial accounting purposes, the transaction is treated as a leveraged
recapitalization, whereby the assets are not revalued and the excess purchase
price of the redeemed shares over the net book value of the shares reduces the
Company's equity.
 
    The characteristics of preferred and common stock of the Company prior to
the recapitalization are described as follows:
 
    PREFERRED STOCK--During 1995, the Company issued 1,020,000 shares of
convertible preferred stock at $2.50 per share. All (but not less than all) of
the shares of convertible preferred stock were convertible at any time, at the
option of the holders of the convertible preferred stock, into conversion units
which consisted of one share of Class B common stock and one share of redeemable
preferred stock for each share of convertible preferred stock tendered for
conversion. In connection with the leveraged recapitalization described above,
the holders of the convertible preferred stock elected to convert their
preferred shares into Class B common shares only.
 
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                      TRAVCORPS CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARY
 
             NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)
 

               PERIOD FROM DECEMBER 27, 1998 TO DECEMBER 15, 1999

 
7. STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY (CONTINUED)
    The holders of convertible preferred stock were entitled to elect three
representatives to the Board. On all other matters, the holders of convertible
preferred stock were entitled to vote, as a single class with the common
stockholders, as if their convertible preferred stock had been converted into an
equivalent number of shares of common stock.
 

    The convertible preferred stock was entitled to cumulative dividends at the
rate of 3.5% per year on the convertible base liquidation amount, as defined, of
$2.50 per share. There were no dividends in arrears at December 15, 1999, as all
cumulative preferred dividends were paid in connection with the leveraged
recapitalization. No dividends could be paid to holders of common stock or
Class B common stock until all cumulative preferred stock dividends were paid.
Convertible preferred stock dividends became immediately payable upon the
leveraged recapitalization.

 
    COMMON STOCK--Common stock and Class B common stock are identical, except
that the holders of common stock and Class B common stock, each voting as
separate classes, are entitled to each elect two representatives to the Board.
The Class B common stock is convertible into an equivalent number of shares of
common stock immediately prior to the closing of an Extraordinary Transaction as
defined. The leveraged recapitalization qualified as an Extraordinary
Transaction and, accordingly, the Class B common shares were converted into
common shares.
 
    STOCK OPTIONS--The Company's 1995 Stock Option Plan (the "Plan") provides
for the issuance of incentive stock options ("ISOs") and nonstatutory stock
options ("NSOs") to officers, employees, directors, consultants and advisors for
the purchase of up to 430,000 shares of common stock. The exercise price of ISOs
may not be less than the fair market value of the Company's common stock on the
date of grant and may not be less than 110% of such fair market value with
respect to any ISOs granted to a participant who owns 10% or more of the
Company's outstanding common stock. Options vest in installments over periods of
up to seven years. Options granted must be exercised within ten years.
 
    The Company applies the intrinsic value method to determine compensation
cost associated with its plan. The Board has determined that the fair value of
common stock approximates the exercise price at the time of the grant.
Accordingly, no compensation costs have been recognized for its stock option
plan. The difference between net (loss) income on a pro forma basis had
compensation cost for
 
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                      TRAVCORPS CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARY
 
             NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)
 

               PERIOD FROM DECEMBER 27, 1998 TO DECEMBER 15, 1999

 
7. STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY (CONTINUED)
the Company's plan been determined consistent with the fair value method
described in SFAS No. 123, and reported net (loss) income is immaterial:
 
    The following is a summary of stock option activity under the Plan:
 


<Table>
<Caption>
                                                                      WEIGHTED-
                                                                       AVERAGE
                                                                      EXERCISE
                                                                      PRICE PER
                                                            SHARES      SHARE
                                                           --------   ---------
<S>                                                        <C>        <C>
Outstanding at December 26, 1998 (51,307 exercisable at a
  weighted-average price of $2.83).......................   337,535      6.91
 
Granted (weighted-average fair value of $25.00)..........    14,725     25.00
  Forfeited..............................................   (46,790)    13.98
  Exercised..............................................  (305,470)     6.26
                                                           --------
Outstanding at December 15, 1999.........................         0
                                                           ========
</Table>


 
    The fair value of each option grant was estimated on the date of grant using
an option pricing model with the following assumptions:
 


<Table>
<Caption>
                                                                1999
                                                              --------
<S>                                                           <C>
Risk-free interest rate.....................................    4.75%
Dividend yield..............................................    0.00%
Expected life (years).......................................   10.00
</Table>


 
    In connection with the merger with CCS (see Note 9), the options outstanding
as of December 15, 1999 immediately vested and were exchanged for an equivalent
number of shares in CCS.
 
    RESTRICTION ON DIVIDENDS--Pursuant to the terms of the Company's Revolving
Credit Agreement in effect at December 26, 1998 (see Note 4), the Company was
precluded from declaring or paying any dividends on any of its preferred or
common stock and was prohibited from repurchasing any of its outstanding
preferred and common stock, except that up to $190,000 of common stock could
have been repurchased annually from employees whose employment had ceased.
 
8. PROFIT-SHARING PLAN
 

    TravCorps has a 401(k) defined contribution benefit plan (the "401(k) Plan")
for eligible employees. Eligible employees may make pretax savings contributions
to the 401(k) Plan of up to 15% of their earnings to a certain statutory limit.
TravCorps matches employee contributions up to 1% of compensation. TravCorps
contributed $97,000 to the 401(k) Plan during the period from December 27, 1998
to December 15, 1999. Cejka has a separate 401(k) defined contribution benefit
plan (the "Cejka plan") for eligible employees. Eligible employees may make
pretax savings contributions to the Cejka plan of up to 10% of their earnings to
a statutory limit. Cejka matches 50% of the employee contributions up to 6% of
compensation. Cejka contributed approximately $145,000 to the Cejka plan and a
discretionary profit-sharing plan during the period December 27, 1998 to
December 15, 1999.

 
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                      TRAVCORPS CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARY
 
             NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)
 

               PERIOD FROM DECEMBER 27, 1998 TO DECEMBER 15, 1999

 
9. SUBSEQUENT EVENT--MERGER WITH CROSS COUNTRY STAFFING, INC.
 
    On December 16, 1999, the Company entered into a Plan of Merger with CCS, a
company engaged in the business of providing temporary health care staffing
services to acute and subacute care facilities nationwide. Pursuant to the Plan
of Merger, all outstanding shares of the Company's common stock were exchanged
for common stock in CCS. The fair value of the shares of CCS common stock issued
to the stockholders of the Company, as determined by an independent valuation of
the common stock in January 2000, was $32,102,000. In connection with the merger
transaction, CCS assumed the Company's long-term obligation of $45,000,000. The
merger was accounted for in the CCS consolidated financial statements as a
purchase.
 
    Upon consummation of the merger, certain computer information systems used
by the Company were replaced with CCS systems resulting in a write down of
computer and software equipment approximately $1.2 million. In addition,
unamortized deferred financing costs approximately $1.6 million were written off
in connection with CCS's assumption of the Company's long-term obligation. These
asset write downs were accounted for in the purchase accounting as part of the
merger. Accordingly, the effects of these write downs are not reflected in the
accompanying financial statements.
 
                                      F-51
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                         REPORT OF INDEPENDENT AUDITORS
 
The Board of Directors and Stockholders
Cross Country, Inc.
 
    We have audited the accompanying consolidated statements of assets acquired
and liabilities assumed of ClinForce, Inc. ("ClinForce") as of December 31, 2000
and 1999 and the related consolidated statement of operating revenues and
expenses for each of the two years in the period ended December 31, 2000. These
statements are the responsibility of ClinForce's management. Our responsibility
is to express an opinion on the statements based on our audits.
 
    We conducted our audits in accordance with auditing standards generally
accepted in the United States. Those standards require that we plan and perform
the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements
are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis,
evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An
audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant
estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial
statement presentation. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis
for our opinion.
 
    The accompanying consolidated statements of assets acquired and liabilities
assumed and the related consolidated statements of operating revenues and
expenses were prepared for inclusion in the Registration Statement on Form S-1
of Cross Country, Inc. for purposes of complying with the rules and regulations
of the Securities and Exchange Commission in lieu of the full financial
statements required by Rule 3-05 for the transaction between Cross Country, Inc.
and ClinForce. The statements are not intended to be a complete presentation of
the financial position of ClinForce.
 
    In our opinion, the statements referred to above present fairly, in all
material respects, the consolidated assets acquired and liabilities assumed of
ClinForce at December 31, 2000 and 1999, and the operating revenues and expenses
for each of the two years in the period ended December 31, 2000 in conformity
with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States.
 
                                          /s/ ERNST &YOUNG LLP
 
Raleigh, North Carolina
 
April 26, 2001

 
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                                CLINFORCE, INC.
 
       CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF ASSETS ACQUIRED AND LIABILITIES ASSUMED
 

<Table>
<Caption>
                                                                     DECEMBER 31
                                                              -------------------------
                                                                 2000          1999
                                                              -----------   -----------
<S>                                                           <C>           <C>
ASSETS ACQUIRED
Current assets:
  Cash......................................................  $        --   $   737,556
  Accounts receivable, less allowance for doubtful accounts
    of $103,645 in 2000 and $0 in 1999......................    4,943,894     3,367,818
  Prepaid expenses..........................................       25,201         4,290
  Current deferred tax asset................................      108,877            --
  Other current assets......................................        1,999        68,961
                                                              -----------   -----------
Total current assets........................................    5,079,971     4,178,625
 
Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of
  $842,498 in 2000 and $707,356 in 1999.....................      404,402       435,979
Goodwill, net of accumulated amortization of $2,119,322 in
  2000 and $1,458,113 in 1999...............................   11,073,812    11,735,021
Other assets................................................       30,036        14,983
                                                              -----------   -----------
Total assets acquired.......................................  $16,588,221   $16,364,608
                                                              ===========   ===========
 
LIABILITIES ASSUMED
Current liabilities:
  Cash overdraft............................................  $   248,801   $        --
  Accounts payable..........................................       62,277         2,036
  Income taxes payable......................................    2,060,900       884,515
  Accrued employee compensation and benefits................    1,146,856       626,484
  Other current liabilities.................................        4,837        21,909
                                                              -----------   -----------
Total current liabilities...................................    3,523,671     1,534,944
                                                              -----------   -----------
 
Long-term deferred tax liability............................      354,998       195,435
                                                              -----------   -----------
 
Total liabilities assumed...................................  $ 3,878,669   $ 1,730,379
                                                              ===========   ===========
</Table>

 
                            See accompanying notes.
 
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                                CLINFORCE, INC.
 
           CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATING REVENUES AND EXPENSES
 

<Table>
<Caption>
                                                               YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31
                                                              -------------------------
                                                                 2000          1999
                                                              -----------   -----------
<S>                                                           <C>           <C>
Revenue from services.......................................  $28,895,276   $26,385,411
Operating expenses:
  Compensation and benefits.................................   20,128,675    19,066,580
  Selling, general and administrative expenses..............    4,765,833     3,906,762
  Bad debt expense..........................................      110,000            --
  Depreciation..............................................      135,141        94,199
  Amortization..............................................      659,657       659,657
                                                              -----------   -----------
Total operating expenses....................................   25,799,306    23,727,198
                                                              -----------   -----------
Income from operations......................................    3,095,970     2,658,213
Income tax expense..........................................    1,227,071     1,079,950
                                                              -----------   -----------
Income from operations after tax............................  $ 1,868,899   $ 1,578,263
                                                              ===========   ===========
</Table>

 
                            See accompanying notes.
 
                                      F-54
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                                CLINFORCE, INC.
 
                        NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS
 
                               DECEMBER 31, 2000
 
1. ORGANIZATION AND BASIS OF PRESENTATION
 
    ClinForce, Inc. ("ClinForce" or the "Company") is in the business of
recruiting and placing temporary and permanent clinical research professionals.
The Company was a subsidiary of Edgewater Technology, Inc. (f/k/a
Staffmark, Inc.), a publicly held company.
 
    ClinForce, Inc. was founded in 1991 as Clinical Trial Support Services. In
1997, the Company acquired ClinForce in Morristown, New Jersey. In August 1996,
the Company merged with four other regional companies to form Staffmark, Inc.
(n/k/a Edgewater Technology, Inc.). In October 1996, Staffmark became a publicly
traded company. In March 1998, ClinForce acquired Temporary Tech in North
Carolina. On April 1, 1999, the Company changed its name to ClinForce, Inc.
During 2000, the Company opened facilities in Ft. Myers, Boston, Philadelphia,
and Cincinnati.
 
    CFRC, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of ClinForce, was established in
fiscal year 1997. CFRC, Inc. was established primarily as an intellectual
property company. The consolidated financial statements of ClinForce include the
results of operations for CFRC, Inc.
 
    On December 15, 2000, the ClinForce entered into a stock purchase agreement
to be acquired by Cross Country, Inc. for approximately $31,000,000. The
transaction was consummated on March 16, 2001 and met the accounting criteria of
a purchase. The purchase price is subject to a post-closing adjustment based on
changes in the net working capital of the acquired companies between
October 31, 2000 and March 16, 2001.
 
    The consolidated statements of assets acquired and liabilities assumed and
related consolidated statements of operating revenues and expenses (the
"statements") have been prepared solely to comply with the requirements of the
Securities and Exchange Commission. These statements are not intended to be a
complete presentation of the assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses of the
Company because they do not include corporate allocated expenses that would have
been incurred by the Company had it operated as a stand-alone business (see
Note 2).
 
USE OF ESTIMATES
 
    The preparation of the statements in conformity with accounting principles
generally accepted in the United States requires management to make estimates
and assumptions that affect the reported amounts in the statements and
accompanying notes. Actual results could differ from those estimates.
 
2. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES
 
    These statements are not indicative of the financial condition or results of
operations of this business going forward because of the change in the business
and the omission of various administrative expenses.
 
REVENUE RECOGNITION
 
    Revenues consist primarily of billing for associates' time and permanent
placement fees. Revenue is recognized upon completion of services.
 
    Revenues on permanent and temporary placements are recognized when services
provided are substantially completed. The Company does not, in the ordinary
course of business, make refunds. If a candidate leaves a permanent placement
within a short period of time (i.e., one month) it is customary
 
                                      F-55
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                                CLINFORCE, INC.
 
                  NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)
 
                               DECEMBER 31, 2000
 
2. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (CONTINUED)
for us to seek a replacement at no additional cost. Allowances are established
as considered necessary to estimate significant losses due to placed candidates
not remaining employed for the Company's guarantee period. During 2000 and 1999,
such replacements and refunds were not material and, accordingly, related
allowances were not recorded.
 
CONCENTRATION OF CREDIT RISK
 
    Financial instruments that potentially subject the Company to concentrations
of credit risk as defined by Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB)
Statement No. 105, DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION ABOUT FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS WITH
OFF-BALANCE-SHEET RISK AND FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS WITH CONCENTRATIONS OF CREDIT
RISK, consist principally of accounts receivable. The Company's customers are
clinical research organizations ("CROs") and accounts receivable represent
amounts due from these CROs. The Company performs ongoing credit evaluations of
its customers' financial conditions and, generally, does not require collateral.
Overall, based on the large number of customers in differing geographic areas
throughout the United States and its territories, the Company believes the
concentration of credit risk is limited. As of December 31, 2000, approximately
48% of the outstanding accounts receivable were due from four customers. As of
December 31, 1999, approximately 70% of the outstanding accounts receivable were
due from four customers.
 
PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT
 
    Property and equipment are stated at cost, less accumulated depreciation.
Depreciation is determined on a straight-line basis over the estimated useful
lives of the assets, which generally range from three to seven years. Leasehold
improvements are depreciated over the lives of the related leases or the useful
life of an individual lease, whichever is shorter.
 
CORPORATE ALLOCATIONS
 
    Edgewater provided substantial services to the Company during 2000,
Edgewater has traditionally charged the Company a management fee for tax
planning services and information system services through corporate allocations
which were generally based on a percent of sales. The amount of corporate
allocations was dependent upon the total amount of anticipated allocable costs
incurred by Edgewater less amounts charged as a specific cost or expense rather
than by allocation. The amounts allocated for these services are not included in
these statements because they are not necessarily indicative of amounts that
would have been incurred by the Company had it operated on a stand-alone basis.
Expenses relating to corporate advertising, accounting and legal services,
officer salaries and other selling, general and administrative expenses were not
allocated by Edgewater to ClinForce for internal financial statement purposes,
and therefore, no amounts have been allocated for their services in the pro
forma financial statements.
 
GOODWILL
 
    Goodwill represents the excess of purchase price over the fair value of net
assets acquired. Goodwill associated with acquisitions in 1998 and 1997 is being
amortized using the straight-line method over its estimated useful life of
twenty years. In accordance with FASB Statement No. 121, ACCOUNTING FOR THE
IMPAIRMENT OF LONG-LIVED ASSETS AND FOR LONG-LIVED ASSETS TO BE DISPOSED OF,
 
                                      F-56
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                                CLINFORCE, INC.
 
                  NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)
 
                               DECEMBER 31, 2000
 
2. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (CONTINUED)
long-lived assets are reviewed for impairment whenever events or changes in
circumstances indicate that the carrying amount may not be recoverable.
Recoverability of assets is measured by comparison of the carrying amount of the
asset to net future cash flows expected to be generated from the asset. At
December 31, 2000 and 1999, the Company believes that no impairment of goodwill
exists.
 
ADVERTISING
 
    The Company's advertising expense consists primarily of print media, online
advertising and promotional material. Advertising costs are expensed as incurred
and were approximately $16,539 and $16,759 for the years ended December 31, 2000
and 1999, respectively.
 
INCOME TAXES
 
    The Company accounts for income taxes under FASB Statement No. 109,
ACCOUNTING FOR INCOME TAXES. Deferred income tax assets and liabilities are
determined based upon differences between financial reporting and tax bases of
assets and liabilities and are measured using the enacted tax rates and laws
that will be in effect when the differences are expected to reverse. ClinForce
has always been included in a consolidated return for United States federal tax
reporting purposes. The income tax provision included in the statement of
operating revenues and expenses was prepared as if the Company was a stand-alone
entity.
 
ESTIMATED FAIR VALUE OF FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS
 
    The carrying amounts reported in the consolidated balance sheets for cash,
accounts receivable, accounts payable and accrued expenses approximate fair
value because of their short maturity.
 
COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
 
    The Company has adopted FASB Statement No.130, COMPREHENSIVE INCOME, which
requires that an enterprise: (a) classify items of other comprehensive income by
their nature in the financial statements; and (b) display the accumulated
balance of other comprehensive income separately from retained earnings and
additional paid-in capital in the equity section of the balance sheet. The items
of other comprehensive income that are typically required to be displayed are
foreign currency items, minimum pension liability adjustments and unrealized
gains and losses on certain investments in debt and equity securities. There are
no other components of comprehensive income or loss other than the Company's
consolidated net income and net loss for the years ended December 31, 2000 and
1999, respectively.
 
IMPACT OF RECENTLY ISSUED ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS
 
    In June 1998, the Financial Accounting Standards Board issued SFAS No.133,
"Accounting for Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities". SFAS No.133, as
amended, is required to be adopted in years beginning after June 15, 2000. The
Company plans to adopt the new statement effective January 1, 2001. Because of
the Company's minimal use of derivatives, management does not anticipate the
adoption of the new Statement will have a significant affect on earnings or the
consolidated financial position of the Company.
 
                                      F-57
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                                CLINFORCE, INC.
 
                  NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)
 
                               DECEMBER 31, 2000
 
3. PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT
 
    At December 31, property and equipment consist of the following:
 

<Table>
<Caption>
                                                          2000         1999
                                                       ----------   ----------
<S>                                                    <C>          <C>
Computer equipment...................................  $  268,657   $  251,398
Computer software....................................     161,853      131,014
Office equipment.....................................     118,721      118,722
Furniture and fixtures...............................     558,968      556,770
Leasehold improvements...............................     138,701       85,431
                                                       ----------   ----------
                                                        1,246,900    1,143,335
Less accumulated depreciation........................    (842,498)    (707,356)
                                                       ----------   ----------
                                                       $  404,402   $  435,979
                                                       ==========   ==========
</Table>

 
4. ACCRUED COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
 
    At December 31, accrued employee compensation and benefits consist of the
following:
 

<Table>
<Caption>
                                                          2000         1999
                                                       ----------   ----------
<S>                                                    <C>          <C>
Salaries.............................................  $  305,446   $  222,820
Bonuses..............................................     512,225      238,169
Accrual for payroll taxes............................     226,855       82,063
Accrual for vacation.................................     102,330       83,432
                                                       ----------   ----------
                                                       $1,146,856   $  626,484
                                                       ==========   ==========
</Table>

 
5. COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
 
    The Company has entered into non-cancelable operating lease agreements for
the rental of space. Future minimum lease payments associated with these
agreements are as follows:
 

<Table>
<Caption>
                  YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31:
                  ------------------------
<S>                                                           <C>
       2001.................................................  $  412,214
       2002.................................................     363,176
       2003.................................................     365,844
       2004.................................................     294,378
       2005.................................................      35,352
       Thereafter...........................................      23,712
                                                              ----------
                                                              $1,494,676
                                                              ==========
</Table>

 
    Rent expense related to office facilities was approximately $355,161 and
$244,536 for the years ended December 31, 2000 and 1999, respectively.
 
    The Company is subject to legal proceedings and claims that arise in the
ordinary course of its business. In the opinion of management, the outcome of
these matters will not have a significant effect on the Company's consolidated
financial position or results of operations.
 
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                                CLINFORCE, INC.
 
                  NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)
 
                               DECEMBER 31, 2000
 
6. INCOME TAXES
 
    The Company has always been included in a consolidated return for United
States federal tax reporting purposes. The income tax expense and deferred
income taxes were calculated based on income from operations, and therefore are
not necessarily indicative of amounts that would have been incurred by the
Company had it operated as a stand-alone entity. These calculations were
prepared as if the Company filed on a separate return basis. Deferred income
taxes from years prior to 1999 have not been calculated.
 
    The components of the income tax expense (benefit) are as follows:
 

<Table>
<Caption>
                                                          2000         1999
                                                       ----------   ----------
<S>                                                    <C>          <C>
Current..............................................  $1,176,385   $  884,515
Deferred.............................................      50,686      195,435
                                                       ----------   ----------
                                                       $1,227,071   $1,079,950
                                                       ==========   ==========
</Table>

 
    Deferred income taxes reflect the net tax effect of temporary differences
between the carrying amount of assets and liabilities for financial reporting
purposes and the amounts used for income tax purposes. Significant components of
the Company's deferred tax assets and liabilities are as follows:
 

<Table>
<Caption>
                                                             DECEMBER 31
                                                       -----------------------
                                                          2000         1999
                                                       ----------   ----------
<S>                                                    <C>          <C>
Deferred tax assets:
Accrued expenses.....................................  $   67,953   $       --
Allowance for doubtful accounts......................      40,924           --
                                                       ----------   ----------
                                                          108,877           --
Deferred tax liabilities:
Goodwill amortization................................    (235,764)    (149,686)
Depreciation.........................................    (119,234)     (45,749)
                                                       ----------   ----------
Net deferred taxes...................................  $ (246,121)  $ (195,435)
                                                       ==========   ==========
</Table>

 
    FASB Statement No. 109 requires a valuation allowance to reduce the deferred
tax assets reported if, based on the weight of the evidence, it is more likely
than not that some of or all of the deferred tax assets will not be realized.
After consideration of all the evidence, both positive and negative, management
has determined that a valuation allowance at December 31, 2000 and 1999 is not
necessary.
 
                                      F-59
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                                CLINFORCE, INC.
 
                  NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)
 
                               DECEMBER 31, 2000
 
6. INCOME TAXES (CONTINUED)
    The reconciliation of income tax computed at the U. S. federal statutory
rate to income tax expense is as follows:
 

<Table>
<Caption>
                                                             DECEMBER 31
                                                       -----------------------
                                                          2000         1999
                                                       ----------   ----------
<S>                                                    <C>          <C>
Tax at U.S. statutory rate...........................  $1,083,590   $  930,375
State taxes, net of federal benefit..................     140,039      119,221
Non-deductible items.................................       9,243        9,363
Other................................................      (5,801)      20,791
                                                       ----------   ----------
                                                       $1,227,071   $1,079,950
                                                       ==========   ==========
</Table>

 
7. CASH FLOW INFORMATION (UNAUDITED)
 
    Based on available information and management's best estimates, cash flows
for the Company are as follows for the year ended December 31, 2000:
 

<Table>
<S>                                                           <C>
Provided by operating activities............................  2,092,075
Used in investing activities................................   (103,564)
Provided by financing activities............................          0
</Table>

 
                                      F-60
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                         REPORT OF INDEPENDENT AUDITORS
 
To the Members of
 
Heritage Professional Education, LLC
 
    We have audited the accompanying balance sheet of Heritage Professional
Education, LLC as of December 25, 2000, and the related statements of income,
members' deficit and cash flows for the period from January 1, 2000 through
December 25, 2000. These financial statements are the responsibility of the
Company's management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these
financial statements based on our audit.
 
    We conducted our audit in accordance with auditing standards generally
accepted in the United States. Those standards require that we plan and perform
the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements
are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis,
evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An
audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant
estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial
statement presentation. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis
for our opinion.
 
    In our opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly,
in all material respects, the financial position of Heritage Professional
Education, LLC at December 25, 2000, and the results of its operations and its
cash flows for the period from January 1, 2000 through December 25, 2000, in
conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States.
 
Ernst & Young LLP
 
Nashville, TN
 
August 10, 2001

 
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                      HERITAGE PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION, LLC
 
                                 BALANCE SHEET
 
                               DECEMBER 25, 2000
 

<Table>
<S>                                                           <C>
ASSETS
Current assets:
  Cash and cash equivalents.................................  $ 376,965
  Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful
    accounts of $131,081....................................    118,155
  Prepaid expenses and other current assets.................     55,896
                                                              ---------
Total current assets........................................    551,016
 
Property and equipment:
  Furniture and fixtures....................................     10,541
  Computer equipment........................................     50,035
                                                              ---------
                                                                 60,576
  Less accumulated depreciation and amortization............    (23,672)
                                                              ---------
                                                                 36,904
Other assets................................................      3,226
                                                              ---------
Total assets................................................  $ 591,146
                                                              =========
 
LIABILITIES AND MEMBERS' DEFICIT
Current liabilities:
  Accounts payable and accrued liabilities..................  $ 609,459
  Accrued compensation......................................    138,106
  Deferred revenue..........................................    282,567
                                                              ---------
Total current liabilities...................................  1,030,132
Members' deficit............................................   (438,986)
                                                              ---------
Total liabilities and members' deficit......................  $ 591,146
                                                              =========
</Table>

 
                            See accompanying notes.
 
                                      F-62
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                      HERITAGE PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION, LLC
 
                              STATEMENT OF INCOME
 
                      FOR THE PERIOD FROM JANUARY 1, 2000
 
                           THROUGH DECEMBER 25, 2000
 

<Table>
<S>                                                           <C>
Revenue.....................................................  $11,147,522
Operating costs and expenses:
  Cost of revenues..........................................    4,935,771
  Selling, general and administrative expenses..............    4,562,912
                                                              -----------
Total operating costs and expenses..........................    9,498,683
                                                              -----------
Net income..................................................  $ 1,648,839
                                                              ===========
</Table>

 
                            See accompanying notes.
 
                                      F-63
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                      HERITAGE PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION, LLC
 
                         STATEMENT OF MEMBERS' DEFICIT
 

<Table>
<Caption>
                                                              MEMBERS' DEFICIT
                                                              ----------------
<S>                                                           <C>
Balance at January 1, 2000..................................     $ (551,003)
Net income..................................................      1,648,839
Capital distribution........................................     (1,536,822)
                                                                 ----------
Balance at December 25, 2000................................     $ (438,986)
                                                                 ==========
</Table>

 
                            See accompanying notes.
 
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                      HERITAGE PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION, LLC
 
                            STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS
 
                      FOR THE PERIOD FROM JANUARY 1, 2000
 
                           THROUGH DECEMBER 25, 2000
 

<Table>
<S>                                                           <C>
OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
Net income..................................................  $1,648,839
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by
  operating activities:
  Depreciation and amortization.............................      11,259
  Allowance for doubtful accounts...........................      88,096
  Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
    Accounts receivable.....................................    (186,358)
    Prepaid expenses and other current assets...............     (55,792)
    Accounts payable and accrued liabilities................     285,668
    Accrued compensation....................................     115,142
    Deferred revenue........................................      21,258
                                                              ----------
Net cash provided operating activities......................   1,928,112
 
INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
Purchase of property and equipment..........................     (14,325)
                                                              ----------
Net cash used in investing activities.......................     (14,325)
 
FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
Distribution to members.....................................  (1,536,822)
                                                              ----------
Net cash used in financing activities.......................  (1,536,822)
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents...................     376,965
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period............          --
                                                              ----------
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period..................  $  376,965
                                                              ==========
</Table>

 
                            See accompanying notes.
 
                                      F-65
<Page>
                      HERITAGE PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION, LLC
 
                         NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
 
                               DECEMBER 25, 2000
 
1. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES
 
REPORTING ENTITY
 
    Heritage Professional Education, LLC (the "Company") was organized on
January 1, 1998 and is based in Nashville, Tennessee. The Company provides one
day instructor-led seminars throughout the United States to meet the ongoing
training and continuing education needs of the healthcare community. The Company
has an infinite life unless terminated earlier in accordance with its Operating
Agreement dated January 1, 1998.
 
RECOGNITION OF REVENUE
 
    Revenue is recognized as the instructor-led seminars are performed and the
related learning materials are delivered. The Company does not require
collateral on trade receivables.
 
USE OF ESTIMATES
 
    The preparation of the financial statements in conformity with accounting
principles generally accepted in the United States requires management to make
estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in the financial
statements and accompanying notes. Actual results could differ from those
estimates and such differences could be material to the financial statements.
 
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS
 
    The Company considers unrestricted, highly liquid investments with initial
maturities of less than three months to be cash equivalents.
 
PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT
 
    Property and equipment are stated on the basis of cost. Depreciation and
amortization are provided on the straight-line method over the following
estimated useful lives:
 

<Table>
<Caption>
                                                               YEARS
                                                              --------
<S>                                                           <C>
Furniture and fixtures......................................      7
Computer equipment..........................................    3-5
</Table>

 
LONG-LIVED ASSETS
 
    The Company accounts for long-lived assets in accordance with Statement of
Financial Accounting Standards ("SFAS") No. 121, "Accounting for the Impairment
of Long-Lived Assets and for Long-Lived Assets to be Disposed Of," which
requires that companies consider whether events or changes in facts and
circumstances, both internally and externally, may indicate that an impairment
of long-lived assets held for use are present. Management periodically evaluates
the carrying value of long-live assets, including property and equipment and
intangible assets and has determined that there were no indications of
impairment as of December 25, 2000. Should there be an impairment in the future,
the Company would recognize the amount of the impairment based on expected
future cash flows from the impaired assets. The cash flow estimates that would
be used would be based on management's best estimates, using appropriate and
customary assumptions and projections at the time.
 
                                      F-66
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                      HERITAGE PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION, LLC
 
                   NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)
 
                               DECEMBER 25, 2000
 
1. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (CONTINUED)
DEFERRED REVENUE
 
    Deferred revenue represents amounts which have been billed and collected,
but not yet recognized in revenue.
 
INCOME TAXES
 
    The Company has elected to be treated as a partnership for federal income
tax purposes. Accordingly, for federal income tax purposes, the members report
their proportionate share of the Company's taxable income or loss on their
respective tax returns; therefore, no provision for federal income taxes is
included in the financial statements. Furthermore, because the Company's income
is subject to individual self-employment taxes, the income is not subject to
Tennessee income tax. As a result, no provision for state income taxes is
included in the financial statements.
 
SHIPPING AND HANDLING COSTS
 
    Shipping and handling costs are included in cost of revenues.
 
ADVERTISING
 
    The Company expenses the costs of advertising as incurred. Advertising
expense for the period from January 1, 2000 through December 25, 2000 was
$3,246,358 and is included in selling, general and administrative expenses.
 
FAIR VALUE OF FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS
 
    The following methods and assumptions were used by the Company in estimating
its fair value disclosures for financial instruments:
 
    CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS:  The carrying amounts approximate the fair value
because of the short-term maturity or short-term nature of such instruments.
 
    ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE, ACCOUNTS PAYABLE, ACCRUED LIABILITIES AND DEFERRED
REVENUE:  The carrying amounts approximate the fair value because of the
short-term nature of such instruments.
 
2. MEMBERS' DEFICIT
 
    The Operating Agreement requires that a separate capital account be
maintained for each member. The respective capital account of each Member
consists of the opening capital account, increased by additional capital
contributions and share of profits transferred to capital by agreement between
the members, and decreased by the share of the Company losses and distributions
of capital. No member shall withdraw any part of his or her capital account
without the consent of the majority in interest of all the members of the
Company. If the capital account of a member becomes impaired, his or her share
of the subsequent Company profits shall be first credited to his or her capital
account until that account has been restored, before such profits are credited
to his or her income accounts. Income tax depreciation shall be taken by each
member based on the ratio that each member's capital account bears to the total
sum of all capital accounts.
 
                                      F-67
<Page>
                      HERITAGE PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION, LLC
 
                   NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)
 
                               DECEMBER 25, 2000
 
2. MEMBERS' DEFICIT (CONTINUED)
    The net profits and losses of the Company are divided between the members in
the same proportions as subsequent contributions to capital described above. A
separate income account shall be maintained for each member. Company profits and
losses shall be charged or credited to the separate income account for each
member. If a member has no credit balance in his or her income account, losses
shall be charged to his or her capital account.
 
    Without the consent of a majority in interest of the members of the Company,
no member shall receive any salary for services or other remuneration rendered
to the Company. Withdrawals of income during each year shall be in amounts
agreed upon from time to time by the members. If a member has a debit balance in
his or her income account, it shall be deemed a debit due to the Company payable
quarterly upon the demand of any member.
 
3. PROFIT SHARING PLAN
 
    The Company has a profit sharing plan (the "Plan"). Employees of the Company
must have attained the age of 21 and have completed one year of service to be
eligible to participate in the Plan. Under the provisions of the Plan, the
Company may make discretionary contributions to the Plan. The Company
contributed $9,725 during 2000.
 
4. LEASE COMMITMENTS
 
    The Company leases its office facility in Nashville, Tennessee under an
agreement that expires on December 31, 2002. The lease agreement contains a
provision for escalating rent payments over the term of the lease. The Company
accounts for this lease by recognizing the straight-line rent expense and
adjusting the deferred rent expense liability for the difference between the
straight-line rent expense and the amount of rent paid. Total rent expense under
all operating leases was $39,710 in 2000. Future rental payment commitments at
December 25, 2000 under the non-cancelable facility-operating lease with an
initial term of one year or more, are as follows:
 

<Table>
<Caption>
                                                              OPERATING LEASES
                                                              ----------------
<S>                                                           <C>
2001........................................................      $40,916
2002........................................................       40,927
Thereafter..................................................           --
                                                                  -------
Total minimum lease payments................................      $81,843
                                                                  =======
</Table>

 
5. SUBSEQUENT EVENTS
 
    Effective December 26, 2000, Cross Country Seminars, a wholly-owned
subsidiary of Cross Country, Inc., acquired substantially all of the assets and
business of the Company. The Company received approximately $6,500,000 in cash.
In addition, the asset purchase agreement provides for potential earnout
payments of approximately $6,500,000 based on adjusted earnings before interest,
taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) (as defined in the asset purchase
agreement) of the business over a three-year period ending December 31, 2003.
 
    Subsequent to December 25, 2000, the Company changed its name to Caney Fork
Investments, LLP.
 
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                                  COMMON STOCK
 
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                                   PART II
                     INFORMATION NOT REQUIRED IN PROSPECTUS
 

ITEM 13. OTHER EXPENSES OF ISSUANCE AND DISTRIBUTION
 
    The following table sets forth the expenses expected to be incurred by the
Company in connection with the issuance and distribution of common stock
registered hereby. Except for the Securities and Exchange Commission registrant
fee and the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. filing fee, the
fees set forth below are estimates.
 


<Table>
<S>                                                           <C>
Securities and Exchange Commission registration fee.........  $    28,213
National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. filing
fee.........................................................       30,500
Printing and engraving fees and expenses....................      270,000
Legal fees and expenses.....................................      400,000
Accounting fees and expenses................................      250,000
Transfer Agent and Registrar fees and expenses..............        5,000
Miscellaneous expenses......................................       16,287
                                                              -----------
  Total.....................................................  $ 1,000,000
                                                              ===========
</Table>


 


ITEM 14. INDEMNIFICATION OF DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS

 
    Section 102 of the General Corporation Law of Delaware allows a corporation
to limit a director's personal liability to the corporation or its stockholders
from monetary damages for breach of fiduciary duty as a director, with certain
exceptions. The Company's Certificate of Incorporation, as amended, provides
such limitation to the fullest extent permitted by the General Corporation Law
of Delaware.
 
    Section 145 of the General Corporation Law of Delaware permits a
corporation, subject to the standards set forth therein, to indemnify any person
in connection with any action, suit or proceeding brought or threatened by
reason of the fact that such person is or was a director, officer, employee or
agent of the corporation or is or was serving as such with respect to another
entity at the request of the corporation. The Company's Certificate of
Incorporation, as amended, and the Company's By-Laws, as amended, provide for
full indemnification of its directors and officers to the extent permitted by
Section 145.
 
    Our amended and restated certificate of incorporation limits the liability
of our directors to us and our stockholders to the fullest extent permitted by
Delaware law. Specifically, our directors will not be personally liable for
money damages for breach of fiduciary duty as a director, except for liability
 
    - for any breach of the director's duty of loyalty to us or our
      stockholders;
 
    - for acts or omissions not in good faith or which involve intentional
      misconduct or a knowing violation of law;
 
    - under Section 174 of the Delaware General Corporation Law, which concerns
      unlawful payments of dividends, stock purchases, or redemptions; and
 
    - for any transaction from which the director derived an improper personal
      benefit.
 
    Our amended and restated certificate of incorporation and amended and
restated by-laws will also contain provisions indemnifying our directors and
officers to the fullest extent permitted by Delaware law. The indemnification
permitted under Delaware law is not exclusive of any other rights to which such
persons may be entitled.
 
                                      II-1
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    In addition, we maintain insurance on behalf of our directors and officers
insuring them against liabilities asserted against them in their capacities as
directors or officers or arising out of such status, except when we have
directly indemnified the directors and officers.
 

ITEM 15. RECENT SALES OF UNREGISTERED SECURITIES
 
    Since its inception, Cross Country has issued and sold unregistered
securities in the transactions described below:
 
    On July 29, 1999, we issued and sold 11,837,672 shares of Common Stock to
Charterhouse Equity Partners III, L.P. and CHEF Nominees, Ltd. for gross
proceeds of $71.8 million.
 
    On July 29, 1999, in connection with our acquisition of substantially all
the assets of Cross Country Staffing, we issued 988,811 shares of Common Stock
to Cross Country Staffing.
 
    On July 29, 1999, pursuant to an Amended and Restated Subscription and
Stockholders Agreement, we issued to Joseph Boshart, Emil Hensel, Jonathan Ward
and Vickie Anenberg an aggregate of 288,420 shares of Common Stock for gross
proceeds of $1.8 million.
 
    On July 29, 1999, we issued 380,147 shares of Common Stock to The
Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company in connection with its purchase of
$10.0 million of our 12% Senior Subordinated Pay-in-Kind Notes, due on
January 1, 2006.
 
    On July 29, 1999, we issued 760,282 shares of Common Stock to DB Capital
Investors in connection with the purchase by BT Investment Partners of
$20.0 million of our 12% Senior Subordinated Pay-in-Kind Notes, due on
January 1, 2006.
 
    On December 9, 1999, we granted to certain of our and our subsidiaries'
employees an aggregate of 132,004 shares of Common Stock in consideration for
the receipt of $0.0001 per share. The following individuals purchased these
shares: Joseph Boshart, Emil Hensel, Vickie Anenberg, Jonathan Ward, Lee Ann
O'Connor, Frank Shaffer, Barbara Astler, Jerry Chua, Daniel Lewis, Richard Ives,
Wendi Dusseault, Katherine Miyares, Dijanan Lesh, Debbie Simpson, Jean Ann
Johnson, Denise Brodwyn, Kristin Dunn, Francine Denello, Lisa Vrana, Lisa
Lapina, Mia Wender, Hope Mello, Tom Homish, Christine Portner, Darren Portner,
Marc Leon, Tom Stevens, Brian Hekman, Sharon Boggs, Lynn Gianatasio, Ted Burg,
Jeanette McClary, Chris West, Karen McConnell, Darren Bounds, Michael MacNeill,
Stephanie Russo, Michael Britt, Melissa Rutherford, Mary Walker, Luz Torres,
Kimberly Hewlitt, Kathleen Salerno, Jill Wengerter, Jennifer Goldstein, Jackie
Finz, Gregg Proietti, Dawn Anderson, Beth Butler, Audrey Mariovich, Arlene
Belue, Anthony Pederson and Heather Stover.
 
    On December 16, 1999, in connection with our acquisition of TravCorps, we
issued 1,520,000 shares of Common Stock to certain holders of stock of
TravCorps.
 

    In addition, as of February 28, 2002, the Company has granted options to
purchase a total of 4,167,182 shares of Common Stock to employees, including
certain senior managers, at a weighted average exercise price of approximately
$13.05 per share.

 
    The issuances described above in this Item 15 were deemed exempt from
registration under the Securities Act in reliance on either: (1) Rule 701
promulgated under the Securities Act as offers and sales of securities pursuant
to certain compensatory benefit plans and contracts relating to compensation in
compliance with Rule 701; or (2) Section 4(2) of the Securities Act, including
Regulation D thereunder, as transactions by an issuer not involving any public
offering.
 
                                      II-2
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ITEM 16. EXHIBITS AND FINANCIAL STATEMENT SCHEDULES
 
    (a) Exhibits
 
    The following exhibits are filed herewith unless otherwise indicated
 


<Table>
<Caption>
         NO.                                    DESCRIPTION
---------------------   ------------------------------------------------------------
<C>                     <S>
        1.1*            Form of Underwriting Agreement
 
        2.1             Cross Country Staffing Asset Purchase Agreement, dated
                        June 24, 1999, by and among W. R. Grace & Co.--Conn., a
                        Connecticut corporation, Cross Country Staffing, a Delaware
                        general partnership, and the Registrant, a Delaware
                        corporation (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 2.1 of the
                        Company's registration statement on Form S-1, dated
                        July 11, 2001)
 
        2.2             Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of October 29, 1999,
                        by and among the Registrant, CCTC Acquisition, Inc. and
                        Certain Stockholders of Cross Country Staffing, Inc and
                        TravCorps Corporation and the Stockholders of TravCorps
                        Corporation (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 2.2 of the
                        Company's registration statement on Form S-1, dated
                        July 11, 2001)
 
        2.3             Stock Purchase Agreement, dated as of December 15, 2000, by
                        and between Edgewater Technology, Inc. and the Registrant
                        (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 2.3 of the Company's
                        registration statement on Form S-1, dated July 11, 2001)
 
        3.1             Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of the
                        Registrant (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 of the
                        Company's registration statement on Form S-1, dated
                        July 11, 2001)
 
        3.2             Amended and Restated By-laws of the Registrant (incorporated
                        by reference to Exhibit 3.2 of the Company's registration
                        statement on Form S-1, dated July 11, 2001)
 
        4.1             Form of specimen common stock certificate (incorporated by
                        reference to Exhibit 4.1 of the Company's registration
                        statement on Form S-1, dated October 22, 2001)
 
        4.2             Amended and Restated Stockholders Agreement, dated
                        August 23, 2001, among the Registrant, a Delaware
                        corporation, the CEP Investors and the Investors
                        (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.2 of the Company's
                        registration statement on Form S-1, dated July 11, 2001)
 
        4.3             Registration Rights Agreement, dated as of October 29, 1999,
                        among the Registrant, a Delaware corporation, and the CEP
                        Investors and the MSDWCP Investors (incorporated by
                        reference to Exhibit 4.3 of the Company's registration
                        statement on Form S-1, dated July 11, 2001)
 
        4.4             Amendment to the Registration Rights Agreement, dated as of
                        August 23, 2001, among the Registrant, a Delaware
                        corporation, and the CEP Investors and the MSDWCP Investors
                        (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.4 of the Company's
                        registration statement on Form S-1, dated July 11, 2001)
 
        4.5             Stockholders Agreement, dated as of August 23, 2001, among
                        the Registrant, Joseph Boshart and Emil Hensel and the
                        Financial Investors (incorporated by reference to Exhibit
                        4.5 of the Company's registration statement on Form S-1,
                        dated July 11, 2001)
</Table>


 
                                      II-3
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<Table>
<Caption>
         NO.                                    DESCRIPTION
---------------------   ------------------------------------------------------------
<C>                     <S>
        5.1             Opinion of Proskauer Rose LLP as to the legality of the
                        common stock being registered
 
       10.1             Employment Agreement, dated as of June 24, 1999, between
                        Joseph Boshart and the Registrant (incorporated by reference
                        to Exhibit 10.1 of the Company's registration statement on
                        Form S-1, dated July 11, 2001)
 
       10.2             Employment Agreement, dated as of June 24, 1999, between
                        Emil Hensel and the Registrant (incorporated by reference to
                        Exhibit 10.2 of the Company's registration statement on
                        Form S-1, dated July 11, 2001)
 
       10.3             Employment Agreement termination, dated as of December 21,
                        2000, between Bruce Cerullo and the Registrant (incorporated
                        by reference to Exhibit 10.3 of the Company's registration
                        statement on Form S-1, dated July 11, 2001)
 
       10.4             Lease Agreement, dated April 28, 1997, between Meridian
                        Properties and the Registrant (incorporated by reference to
                        Exhibit 10.4 of the Company's registration statement on
                        Form S-1, dated July 11, 2001)
 
       10.5             Lease Agreement, dated October 31, 2000, by and between
                        Trustees of the Goldberg Brothers Trust, a Massachusetts
                        Nominee Trust and TVCM, Inc. (incorporated by reference to
                        Exhibit 10.5 of the Company's registration statement on
                        Form S-1, dated July 11, 2001)
 
       10.6             222 Building Standard Office Lease between Clayton Investors
                        Associates, LLC and Cejka & Company (incorporated by
                        reference to Exhibit 10.6 of the Company's registration
                        statement on Form S-1, dated July 11, 2001)
 
       10.7+            Amended and Restated 1999 Stock Option Plan of the
                        Registrant
 
       10.8+            Amended and Restated Equity Participation Plan of the
                        Registrant
 
       10.9+            Third Amended and Restated Credit Agreement, dated as of
                        February 11, 2002, among the Registrant, the Lenders Party
                        thereto, Salomon Smith Barney, Inc., as Arranger, Citicorp
                        USA, Inc. as Administrative Agent, Collateral Agent, Issuing
                        Bank and Swingline Lender, Bankers Trust Company, as
                        Syndication Agent, and Wachovia Bank, N.A., as Documentation
                        Agent
 
       10.10            Waiver and Amendment No. 1 dated as of May 3, 2001, to the
                        Credit Agreement dated as of July 29, 1999, as amended and
                        restated as of December 16, 1999 and March 16, 2001 by and
                        among the Registrant, the Lenders Party thereto, Salomon
                        Smith Barney, Inc., as Arranger, Citicorp USA, Inc. as
                        Administrative Agent, Collateral Agent, Issuing Bank and
                        Swingline Lender, Bankers Trust Company, as Syndication
                        Agent, and Wachovia Bank, N.A., as Documentation Agent
                        (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.10 of the Company's
                        registration statement on Form S-1, dated July 11, 2001)
 
       10.11            Form of Subsidiary Guarantee Agreement, dated as of
                        December 16, 1999, among the Registrant's subsidiary
                        guarantors and Citicorp USA, Inc., as collateral agent for
                        the Obligees (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.11 of
                        the Company's registration statement on Form S-1, dated
                        July 11, 2001)
 
       10.12            Form of Security Agreement, dated as of July 29, 1999, as
                        amended and restated as of December 16, 1999 among the
                        Registrant and Citicorp USA, Inc. as collateral agent for
                        the Obligees (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.12 of
                        the Company's registration statement on Form S-1, dated
                        July 11, 2001)
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<Caption>
         NO.                                    DESCRIPTION
---------------------   ------------------------------------------------------------
<C>                     <S>
       10.13            Form of Pledge Agreement, dated as of July 29, 1999, as
                        amended and restated as of December 16, 1999, among the
                        Registrant and Citicorp USA, Inc., as collateral agent for
                        the Obligees (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.13 of
                        the Company's registration statement on Form S-1, dated
                        July 11, 2001)
 
       10.14            Form of Indemnity, Subrogation and Contribution Agreement,
                        dated as of December 16, 1999, among the Registrant, the
                        subsidiaries of the Registrant and Citicorp USA, Inc., as
                        collateral agent for the Obligees (incorporated by reference
                        to Exhibit 10.14 of the Company's registration statement on
                        Form S-1, dated July 11, 2001)
 
       21.1**           List of subsidiaries of the Registrant
 
       23.1             Consents of Ernst & Young LLP
 
       23.2             Consent of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
 
       23.3             Consent of Proskauer Rose LLP (contained in Exhibit 5.1)
 
       24.1+            Power of Attorney (included on signature page of the
                        Registration Statement)
</Table>


 
------------------------
 

     *  To be filed by amendment

 

    **  Previously filed and filed in revised form

 
    (b) Financial Statement Schedules
 
    +  Previously filed
 
                                  SCHEDULE II
 


<Table>
<Caption>
                                 BALANCE AT   CHARGED TO                                           BALANCE AT
                                 BEGINNING    COSTS AND                                 OTHER         END
DESCRIPTION                      OF PERIOD     EXPENSES    WRITEOFF'S    RECOVERIES    CHANGES     OF PERIOD
-----------                      ----------   ----------   -----------   ----------   ----------   ----------
                                        VALUATION AND QUALIFYING ACCOUNTS (FOR CONTINUING OPERATIONS)
<S>                              <C>          <C>          <C>           <C>          <C>          <C>
ALLOWANCE FOR DOUBTFUL ACCOUNTS
Period July 30--December 31,
  1999.........................  $1,158,039   $  511,341   $  (272,142)    $    --    $746,872(a)  $2,144,110
Year ended December 31, 2000...   2,144,110      432,973      (565,012)     75,676            --    2,087,747
Year ended December 31, 2001...   2,087,747    1,273,656      (989,037)         --      52,499(b)   2,424,865
</Table>


 
------------------------
 
    (a) --Allowance for doubtful accounts for receivables acquired in TravCorps
       acquisition
 
    (b) --Allowance for doubtful accounts for receivables acquired in ClinForce
       acquisition
 
    All schedules not identified above have been omitted because they are not
required, are not applicable or the information is included in the selected
consolidated financial data or notes contained in this Registration Statement.
 

ITEM 17. UNDERTAKINGS
 
    (a) Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities
Act may be permitted to directors, officers and controlling persons of the
registrant pursuant to the foregoing provisions, or otherwise, the registrant
has been advised that in the opinion of the Securities and Exchange Commission
such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act
and is, therefore, unenforceable. In the event that a claim for indemnification
against such liabilities (other than the payment by the registrant of expenses
incurred or paid by the director, officer or controlling person of the
registrant in the successful defense of any action, suit or proceeding) is
asserted by such
 
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director, officer or controlling person in connection with the securities being
registered, the registrant will, unless in the opinion of its counsel the matter
has been settled by controlling precedent, submit to a court of appropriate
jurisdiction the question whether such indemnification by it is against public
policy as expressed in the Securities Act and will be governed by the final
adjudication of such issue.
 
    (b) The undersigned registrant hereby undertakes that:
 
       (1) For purposes of determining any liability under the Securities Act,
           the information omitted from the form of prospectus filed as part of
           this registration statement in reliance upon Rule 430A and contained
           in a form of prospectus filed by the registrant pursuant to
           Rule 424(b)(1) or (4) or 497(h) under the Securities Act shall be
           deemed to be part of this registration statement as of the time it
           was declared effective.
 
       (2) For the purpose of determining any liability under the Securities
           Act, each post-effective amendment that contains a form of prospectus
           shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the
           securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at
           that time shall be deemed to be the initial BONA FIDE offering
           thereof.
 
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                                   SIGNATURES
 

    Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the registrant
has duly caused this registration statement to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the Boca Raton, Florida, on the 14th
day of March, 2002.

 

<Table>
<S>                                                    <C>  <C>
                                                       CROSS COUNTRY, INC.
 
                                                       By:            /s/ JOSEPH A. BOSHART
                                                            -----------------------------------------
                                                                        Joseph A. Boshart
                                                              PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
</Table>

 
    Each person whose signature appears below hereby constitutes and appoints
Joseph A. Boshart and Emil Hensel, his true and lawful attorneys-in-fact and
agents with full power of substitution and resubstitution, for him and in his
name, place, and stead, in any and all capacities, to sign any and all
(1) amendments (including post-effective amendments) and additions to this
Registration Statement and (2) Registration Statements, and any and all
amendments thereto (including post-effective amendments), relating to the
offering contemplated pursuant to Rule 462(b) under the Securities Act of 1933,
and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in
connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and hereby
grants to such attorneys-in-fact and agents full power and authority to do and
perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done, as
fully to all intents and purposes as he or she might or could do in person,
hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys-in-fact and agents or
his substitute or substitutes may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue
hereof.
 

    Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this
registration statement has been signed below by the following persons, as of the
14th day of March, 2002, in the capacities indicated.

 

<Table>
<Caption>
                      SIGNATURE                                            TITLE
                      ---------                                            -----
<C>                                                    <S>
                          *                            President, Chief Executive Officer and
     -------------------------------------------       Director
                  Joseph A. Boshart                    (Principal Executive Officer)
 
                          *                            Chief Financial Officer and Director
     -------------------------------------------       (Principal Financial Officer and Principal
                     Emil Hensel                       Accounting Officer)
 
                          *
     -------------------------------------------       Director
                  Karen H. Bechtel
 
                          *
     -------------------------------------------       Director
                    W. Larry Cash
 
                          *
     -------------------------------------------       Director
                  Bruce A. Cerullo
 
                          *
     -------------------------------------------       Director
                  Thomas C. Dircks
</Table>

 
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<Table>
<Caption>
                      SIGNATURE                                            TITLE
                      ---------                                            -----
<C>                                                    <S>
                          *
     -------------------------------------------       Director
                  A. Lawrence Fagan
 
                          *
     -------------------------------------------       Director
                   M. Fazle Husain
 
                          *
     -------------------------------------------       Director
                   Joseph Swedish
 
                          *
     -------------------------------------------       Director
                   Joseph Trunfio
</Table>

 

<Table>
<S>  <C>                                                    <C>                           <C>
By:                  /s/ JOSEPH A. BOSHART
            --------------------------------------
                       Joseph A. Boshart
                       Attorney-in-fact
</Table>

 
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                                                                     EXHIBIT 5.1

                         [PROSKAUER ROSE LLP LETTERHEAD]



                                                      March 14, 2002


Cross Country, Inc.
6551 Park of Commerce Blvd, N.W.
Suite 200
Boca Raton, FL 33487

RE:    Registration Statement on Form S-1
       File No. 333-83450

Ladies and Gentlemen:

      You have requested our opinion in connection with the above-referenced
registration statement, as amended (the "Registration Statement") filed by Cross
Country, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the "Company"), with the Securities and
Exchange Commission under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, relating to
9,000,000 shares of the Company's common stock, par value $.0001 per share (the
"Common Stock") to be sold to the underwriters by certain Selling Shareholders
and up to 1,350,000 additional shares to be sold to the underwriters by such
Selling Shareholders to cover over-allotment options granted to the underwriters
(the "Shares") for sale to the public pursuant to an underwritten public
offering.

      As counsel we have examined such corporate records, other documents and
questions of law as we have considered necessary or appropriate for the purpose
of this opinion, including the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation
of the Company, the Amended and Restated By-laws of the Company, the
Registration
 Statement and the exhibits thereto, including the form of a
purchase agreement relating to the Shares to be filed as Exhibit 1.1 to the
Registration Statement (the "Purchase Agreement"), and we have made such
investigations of law as we have deemed necessary in order to render the opinion
hereinafter set forth. In such examinations, we have assumed the genuineness of
signatures and the conformity to original documents of the documents supplied to
us as copies. As to relevant questions of fact material to our opinion, we have
relied upon statements and certificates of officers and representatives of the
Company.

      Based upon and subject to the foregoing, we are of the opinion that:

      1.    The Shares have been authorized and validly issued and are fully 
paid and non-assessable.


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Cross Country, Inc.
March 14, 2002
Page 2


      We hereby consent to the reference to us under the caption "Legal Matters"
in the Registration Statement and to the use of this opinion as Exhibit 5.1 to
the Registration Statement. In giving this consent, we do not thereby admit that
we come within the category of person whose consent is required under Section 7
of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the rules and regulations of the
Securities and Exchange Commission thereunder.

                                                Very truly yours,



                                                Proskauer Rose LLP


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                              Exhibit 21.1

Cross Country Consulting, Inc.
Cross Country Staffing, Inc.
Cross Country TravCorps, Inc.
CCTC, Inc.
CC Local, Inc.
CFRC, Inc.
TVCM, Inc.
TravCorps Corporation
Cejka & Company
E-Staff, Inc.
e2Staff, Inc.
Cross Country Seminars, Inc.
CC Staffing, Inc.
ClinForce, Inc.
Gill/Balsano Consulting, L.L.C.
HospitalHub, Inc. (f/k/a Ashley One, Inc.)
Jennings Ryan & Kolb, Inc.
NovaPro, Inc.




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                                                                 EXHIBIT 23.1(A)
 
                        CONSENT OF INDEPENDENT AUDITORS
 

    We consent to the reference to our firm under the caption "Experts" and to
the use of our report dated February 7, 2002, in Amendment No. 2 to the
Registration Statement (Form S-1) and related Prospectus of Cross Country, Inc.
dated March 14, 2002.

 
                                          /s/ ERNST & YOUNG LLP
 

West Palm Beach, FL
March 13, 2002

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                                                                 EXHIBIT 23.1(B)
 
                        CONSENT OF INDEPENDENT AUDITORS
 

    We consent to the reference to our firm under the caption "Experts" and to
the use of our report dated March 10, 2000 related to the consolidated financial
statements of TravCorps Corporation and Subsidiary, in Amendment No. 2 to the
Registration Statement (Form S-1) and related Prospectus of Cross Country, Inc.
dated March 14, 2002.

 
                                          /s/ ERNST & YOUNG LLP
 

Boston, Massachusetts
March 13, 2002

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                                                                 EXHIBIT 23.1(C)
 
                        CONSENT OF INDEPENDENT AUDITORS
 

    We consent to the reference to our firm under the caption "Experts" and to
the use of our report dated April 26, 2001 related to the consolidated financial
statements of ClinForce, Inc. in Amendment No. 2 to the Registration Statement
(Form S-1) and related Prospectus of Cross Country, Inc. dated March 14, 2002.

 
                                          /S/ ERNST & YOUNG LLP
 

Raleigh, North Carolina
March 13, 2002

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                                                                 EXHIBIT 23.1(D)
 
                        CONSENT OF INDEPENDENT
 AUDITORS
 

    We consent to the reference to our firm under the caption "Experts" and to
the use of our report dated August 10, 2001 related to the financial statements
of Heritage Professional Education, LLC included in Amendment No. 2 to the
Registration Statement (Form S-1) and related Prospectus of Cross Country, Inc.
dated March 14, 2002.

 
                                          /S/ ERNST & YOUNG LLP
 

Nashville, Tennessee
March 13, 2002



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                                                                    EXHIBIT 23.2
 
                       CONSENT OF INDEPENDENT ACCOUNTANTS
 
    We hereby consent to the use in this Registration Statement on Form S-1 of
our report dated November 5, 1999, except for Note 8 as to which the date is
December 16, 1999, relating to the financial statements of Cross Country
Staffing, a Partnership, as of July 29, 1999 and December 31, 1998 and for the
period from January 1, 1999 through July 29, 1999 and for the year ended
December 31, 1998, which appear in such Registration Statement. We also consent
to the reference to us under the heading "Experts" in such Registration
Statement.
 

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
March 13, 2002