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May 28, 2010

Cross Country Healthcare Extends Its Revolving Credit Facility

BOCA RATON, Fla., May 28, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Cross Country Healthcare, Inc. (Nasdaq: CCRN) today announced the refinancing of its revolving loan credit facility and extension of the maturity date by approximately three years. The Company also elected to reduce the aggregate principal amount of the revolving credit facility to $50.0 million. The revolving credit facility was undrawn upon the closing of the refinancing.

"We chose to extend our revolving credit facility, which was set to expire later this year in November, to coincide with the September 2013 maturity date of our existing term loan facility. This extension has no impact on the interest rate spreads on our existing term loan and it gives us greater financial flexibility for an additional three years. As a result, we believe we benefit from the lowest borrowing costs amongst our public competitors," said Emil Hensel, Chief Financial Officer of Cross Country Healthcare, Inc.

The revolving credit facility will be used to provide ongoing working capital and for other general corporate purposes, including acquisitions. Wells Fargo Securities, LLC served as the sole lead arranger and sole lead bookrunner for this transaction. Wells Fargo Bank, National Association and a syndicate of financial institutions and other entities are the lenders. The Company's total bank debt outstanding under its credit agreement was $56.9 million as of May 28, 2010.

About Cross Country Healthcare

Cross Country Healthcare, Inc. is a diversified leader in healthcare staffing services offering a comprehensive suite of staffing and outsourcing services to the healthcare market that include nurse and allied staffing, physician staffing, clinical trials services and other human capital management services. The Company believes it is one of the top two providers of travel nurse and allied staffing services; one of the top three providers of temporary physician staffing (locum tenens) services; a leading provider of clinical trials staffing services and retained physician search services; and a provider of educational seminars, specifically for the healthcare marketplace. On a company-wide basis, Cross Country Healthcare has approximately 4,500 contracts with hospitals and healthcare facilities, pharmaceutical and biotechnology customers, and other healthcare organizations to provide our healthcare staffing and outsourcing solutions. Copies of this and other news releases as well as additional information about Cross Country Healthcare can be obtained online at Shareholders and prospective investors can also register at this website to automatically receive the Company's press releases, SEC filings and other notices by e-mail.

In addition to historical information, this press release contains statements relating to our future results (including certain projections and business trends) that are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"), and are subject to the "safe harbor" created by those sections. Forward-looking statements consist of statements that are predictive in nature, depend upon or refer to future events. Words such as "expects", "anticipates", "intends", "plans", "believes", "estimates", "suggests", "seeks", "will" and variations of such words and similar expressions intended to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking 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, without limitation, the following: our ability to attract and retain qualified nurses, physicians and other healthcare personnel, costs and availability of short-term housing for our travel nurses and physicians, 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, the effect of competition in the markets we serve, our ability to successfully defend the Company, its subsidiaries, and its officers and directors on the merits of any lawsuit or determine its potential liability, if any, and other factors set forth in Item 1A. "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009, and our other Securities and Exchange Commission filings made during 2010.

Although we believe that these statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, we cannot guarantee future results and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which reflect management's opinions only as of the date of this press release. There can be no assurance that (i) we have correctly measured or identified all of the factors affecting our business or the extent of these factors' likely impact, (ii) the available information with respect to these factors on which such analysis is based is complete or accurate, (iii) such analysis is correct or (iv) our strategy, which is based in part on this analysis, will be successful. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements. All references to "we," "us," "our," or "Cross Country" in this press release mean Cross Country Healthcare, Inc., its subsidiaries and affiliates.

SOURCE: Cross Country Healthcare, Inc.

Cross Country Healthcare, Inc.
Howard A. Goldman, Director/Investor & Corporate Relations

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