Cross Country Healthcare Acquires Assets of Allied Healthcare Business

Cross Country Healthcare Acquires Assets of Allied Healthcare Business

<0> Cross Country Healthcare, Inc.Chief Financial OfficerEmil Hensel, 561-237-2020 </0>

Cross Country Healthcare, Inc. (NASDAQ:CCRN), a leading provider of healthcare staffing solutions, announced today that it has acquired the operating assets of On Assignment, Inc.’s Allied Healthcare staffing division for an aggregate purchase price of $28.7 million, subject to immaterial post-closing adjustments. Excluded from the transaction were the accounts receivable, accounts payable and accrued compensation of the business being acquired. Cross Country utilized a combination of approximately $24.5 million cash on hand and $4.5 million borrowings under its credit facility to fund the asset acquisition and related costs. Subsequent to the transaction, Cross Country has approximately $21 million of remaining availability on its revolver loan. Based on unaudited financial statements, the acquired Allied Healthcare business generated $39.5 million in 2012 revenues and is projected to generate approximately $41 million of revenues for all of 2013. The acquisition is expected to be accretive to Cross Country’s 2014 earnings by approximately $0.04 per diluted share.

“The acquisition of On Assignment’s Allied Healthcare staffing division expands our local market presence and customer base, giving us the ability to leverage current and new client relationships, and it greatly expands our national footprint,” said William J. Grubbs, CEO and President of Cross Country Healthcare, Inc. “This acquisition fits with our stated strategy and is a perfect complement to our existing lines of business, both from a geographic and staffing specialty perspective.”

The Allied Healthcare business has 84 branch-based employees and makes placements in more than 125 specialties from 23 branch offices. Key managers from the business will continue to lead the growth of the acquired business.

Cross Country Healthcare, Inc. is a leader in healthcare staffing with a primary focus on providing nurse, allied and physician (locum tenens) staffing services and workforce solutions to the healthcare market. The Company believes it is one of the top two providers of nurse and allied staffing services, one of the top four providers of temporary physician staffing services, and one of the top four providers of retained physician and healthcare executive search services. The Company also is a leading provider of education and training programs specifically for the healthcare marketplace. On a company-wide basis, Cross Country Healthcare has approximately 4,000 contracts with hospitals and healthcare facilities, and other healthcare organizations to provide our staffing services and workforce 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 to automatically receive the Company's press releases, SEC filings and other notices by e-mail.

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