ATLANTA, May 13, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PRGX Global, Inc. (PRGX), a global leader in Recovery Audit and Spend Analytics services, today announced that Lynn Howard has been named Chief Human Resources Officer, responsible for the Company’s people strategy, including talent acquisition and development, compensation and benefits, employee engagement, and culture.
Ms. Howard has more than 25 years of human resources experience. Prior to joining the Company, she served as Chief Human Resource Officer for Ciox Health. Previously, she held executive leadership positions with ABILITY Network, Surgical Care Affiliates, and MedAssets. Ms. Howard earned a Bachelor of Science from Shorter University and a Master of Business Administration from Mercer University.
“Lynn’s expertise in developing high-performing, engaged workforces is ideal for PRGX’s client-focused culture,” said Ron Stewart, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Our team members are vital to enabling PRGX’s continued global growth, and I’m looking forward to Lynn’s leadership in ensuring each PRGX employee achieves their full potential.”
In connection with her employment, on May 13, 2019, the Company granted equity awards to Ms. Howard, including 20,000 shares of restricted stock and options to purchase 70,000 shares of the Company's common stock. The restricted stock and options will vest in equal one-third increments on each of May 13, 2020, May 13, 2021 and May 13, 2022, subject to Ms. Howard’s continued employment with the Company. The options have an exercise price of $7.25 per share. Additionally, in connection with her employment, the Company expects to grant an additional equity award to Ms. Howard consisting of 18,000 performance-based restricted stock units (PBUs), which is to be granted at the same time and on terms consistent with the terms of PBUs expected to be granted to other comparable Company leaders later this year. The PBUs are expected to vest and become payable based on the Company’s financial performance for the two-year performance period ending December 31, 2020, subject to Ms. Howard’s continued employment with the Company. In the event of a change in control of the Company, the restricted stock and options will vest in full and the PBUs are expected to vest at the target level of financial performance, provided Ms. Howard remains continuously employed by the Company until such event.
The grants were approved by the compensation committee of the Company's board of directors, which committee is comprised solely of independent directors, and were granted as an inducement material to Ms. Howard entering into employment with the Company in accordance with Nasdaq Listing Rule 5635(c)(4).
PRGX Global, Inc. is a global leader in Recovery Audit and Spend Analytics services. With over 1,500 employees, the Company serves clients in more than 30 countries and provides its services to 80% of the top 15 global retailers and over 25% of the top 50 companies in the Fortune 500. PRGX delivers more than $1 billion in cash flow improvement for its clients each year. The creator of the recovery audit industry more than 40 years ago, PRGX continues to innovate through technology and expanded service offerings. In addition to Recovery Audit, the Company provides Contract Compliance, Spend Analytics and Supplier Information Management services to improve clients’ financial performance and manage risk. For additional information on PRGX, please visit www.prgx.com.
In addition to historical information, this press release includes certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements include both implied and express statements regarding the Company's overall condition and growth prospects and the Company’s execution of its business strategy. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to differ materially from the historical results or from any results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Risks that could affect the Company's future performance include revenue that does not meet expectations or justify costs incurred, the Company's ability to develop material sources of new revenue in addition to revenue from its core recovery audit services, changes in the market for the Company's services, the Company's ability to retain and attract qualified personnel, the Company's ability to integrate recent and future acquisitions, uncertainty in the credit markets, the Company's ability to maintain compliance with its financial covenants, client bankruptcies, loss of major clients, and other risks generally applicable to the Company's business. For a discussion of other risk factors that may impact the Company's business, please see the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company disclaims any obligation or duty to update or modify these forward-looking statements.
PRGX Global, Inc.
Ron Stewart, President & CEO
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