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Cross Country Healthcare announces updated Q4 & full year 2013 results

The adjustment reflects an increase of $17.4 million in the non-cash valuation allowance on deferred tax assets. When calculating the non-cash valuation allowance on deferred tax assets, deferred tax liabilities related to indefinite-lived intangible assets (such as goodwill) were incorrectly netted against the deferred tax assets. There is no change to Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted (Loss) Income from Continuing Operations, Adjusted Net Income or net cash flow from operating activities, or the amount of cash taxes the Company will pay related to its operations.

This $17.4 million adjustment increased the net loss for the three months ended December 31, 2013 from $35.2 million to $52.6 million. For the year ended December 31, 2013, net loss increased from $34.6 million to $52.0 million. Updated financial tables showing the impact of the adjustment are attached.

In light of this accounting adjustment, management has concluded that a material weakness existed in the controls related to the Company's oversight and review of non-cash, non-routine estimates and that, as a result, internal control over financial reporting and disclosure controls and procedures were not effective. Management is undertaking steps to remediate the material weakness, including the development of enhanced procedures and processes. Management believes in the future these additional control procedures will, when fully implemented, remediate this material weakness.

NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

This press release and accompanying financial statement tables reference non-GAAP financial measures. Such non-GAAP financial measures are provided as additional information and should not be considered substitutes for, or superior to, financial measures calculated in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Such non-GAAP financial measures are provided for consistency and comparability to prior year results furthermore, management believes they are useful to investors when evaluating the Company's performance as it excludes certain items that management believes are not indicative of the Company's operating performance. Such non-GAAP financial measures may differ materially from the non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies. The financial statement tables that accompany this press release include a reconciliation of each non-GAAP financial measure to the most directly comparable U.S. GAAP financial measure and a more detailed discussion of each financial measure as such, the financial statement tables should be read in conjunction with the presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures.

ABOUT CROSS COUNTRY HEALTHCARE

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 3,000 active 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 www.crosscountryhealthcare.com. 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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