Directors Dubner and Laing to Step Down at Annual Meeting; Board Welcomes New Directors Eberwein and Coleman
Decision Based on Discussions with Stockholders Who Support Company's Strategic Plan and Desire Fresh Perspective and Stockholder Representation on the Board
NEW YORK , May 23, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hudson Global, Inc. (Nasdaq:HSON) ("Hudson" or "the Company"), a leading global talent solutions company, today announced that, following the Company's Annual Meeting of Stockholders on May 29, 2014, Robert B. Dubner and Jennifer Laing will step down from the Company's Board of Directors, and Lone Star Value Group's ("Lone Star") nominees Jeffrey E. Eberwein and Richard K. Coleman will join the Board.
Hudson issued the following statement: "We have engaged in constructive discussions with our stockholders over the last several weeks. We appreciate those who voted in favor of our nominees and the many positive comments we received in support of management and our transformation plan. We also respect the desire of many of our investors to add fresh perspectives and stockholder representation on the Board. We look forward to Messrs. Eberwein and Coleman's contributions as we work together to continue the company's positive progress and to increase stockholder value. We thank Robert B. Dubner and Jennifer Laing for their distinguished service on the Board and their many contributions to the Company. We wish them all the best in the future."
The Company continues to recommend stockholders vote in favor of the compensation of Hudson's named executive officers (on a non-binding, advisory basis), the ratification of KPMG LLP as Hudson's independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2014, and the amendment to Hudson's Certificate of Incorporation to declassify the Board of Directors and provide for the annual election of directors.
Hudson is a global talent solutions company with expertise in leadership and specialized recruitment, contracting solutions, recruitment process outsourcing, talent management and eDiscovery. We help our clients and candidates succeed by leveraging our expertise, deep industry and market knowledge, and proprietary assessment tools and techniques. Operating in 20 countries through relationships with millions of specialized professionals, we bring an unparalleled ability to match talent with opportunities by assessing, recruiting, developing and engaging the best and brightest people for our clients. We combine broad geographic presence, world-class talent solutions and a tailored, consultative approach to help businesses and professionals achieve higher performance and outstanding results. More information is available at Hudson.com.
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CONTACT: David F. Kirby Hudson 212-351-7216 firstname.lastname@example.org or Drew Brown/Andrew Cole/Renee Soto Sard Verbinnen & Co. 212-687-8080
Source:Hudson Global, Inc.