CTPartners Closes First Tranche of New Debt Financing

NEW YORK--()--CTPartners today announced it has closed on the sale of $6.25 million of second-lien notes due April 2020, the first of two tranches of notes issuable pursuant to its note purchase agreement (the “Note Purchase Agreement”) with a publicly traded insurance company and an affiliate thereof. The Company announced on April 8, 2015 that it had entered into a $12.5 million aggregate principal amount second-lien note purchase agreement. The proceeds of the sale of the notes will be used to reduce the amounts outstanding under the Company’s senior revolving credit facility.

The second tranche of $6.25 million of second-lien notes is scheduled to close 90 days after the first funding, subject to certain conditions set forth in the Note Purchase Agreement. The notes bear interest at an adjusted LIBOR rate (as defined in the Note Purchase Agreement) which is currently approximately 12%, which rate is subject to reduction upon the Company’s satisfaction of financial and other covenants set forth in the Note Purchase Agreement for 12 consecutive months. All of the notes issued under the Note Purchase Agreement mature in April 2020.

About CTPartners

CTPartners is a leading global executive search firm that is designed to deliver in-depth expertise, creative strategies, and outstanding results to clients worldwide. Committed to a philosophy of partnering with its clients, CTPartners offers a proven track record in C-Suite, top executive, and board searches, as well as extensive experience in serving private equity and venture capital firms.

From its 44 offices in 24 countries, CTPartners serves clients with a global organization of more than 500 professionals and employees, offering expertise in board advisory services, key leadership functions, and executive recruiting services in the financial services, life sciences, industrial, professional services, retail and consumer, and technology, media and telecom industries.

Safe Harbor Statement

The following is a Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This press release includes forward-looking statements. As a general matter, forward-looking statements reflect our current expectations and projections relating to our financial condition, results of operations, plans, objectives, future performance and business. These statements may be identified by the use of forward looking terminology such as "outlook," "believes," "expects," "potential," "continues," "may," "will," "should," "seeks," "approximately," "predicts," "intends," "plans," "estimates," "anticipates," or the negative version of those words or other comparable words, but the absence of these words does not necessarily mean that a statement is not forward-looking. The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a safe harbor for the disclosure of forward-looking statements.

The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are based upon our historical performance, current plans, estimates, expectations and other factors we believe are appropriate under the circumstances. The inclusion of this forward-looking information should not be regarded as a representation by us that the future plans, estimates or expectations contemplated by us will be achieved since these forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties and assumptions relating to our operations, financial results, financial condition, business prospects, growth strategy and liquidity. If one or more of these or other risks or uncertainties materialize, or if our underlying assumptions prove to be incorrect, our actual results may vary materially from those indicated in these statements. Some of the key uncertainties and factors that could affect our future performance and cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by forward-looking statements are: the actual closing of the financing transaction, and the satisfaction or non-satisfaction as applicable of one or more conditions to the closing of the second tranche of the financing transaction, our expectations regarding our revenues, expenses and operations and our ability to sustain profitability; our ability to recruit and retain qualified executive search consultants to staff our operations appropriately; our ability to successfully integrate new executive search consultants and acquired search firms into our operations; our ability to expand our customer base and relationships, especially given the off-limit arrangements we are required to enter into with certain of our clients; further declines in the global economy and our ability to execute successfully through business cycles; our anticipated cash needs; projected cost savings as a result of reorganization; our anticipated growth strategies and sources of new revenues; unanticipated trends and challenges in our business and the markets in which we operate; social or political instability in markets where we operate; the impact of foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations; price competition; the ability to forecast, on a quarterly basis, variable compensation accruals that ultimately are determined based on the achievement of annual results; and the mix of profit and loss by country in which we operate.

The above list should not be construed as exhaustive and should be read in conjunction with the other cautionary statements that are included in our annual report on Form 10-K filed on March 12, 2014. The forward looking statements included in this press release are made only as of the date hereof. We do not undertake any obligation to update or review any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise. You should, however, review the factors and risks we describe in the reports we will file from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Contacts

CTPartners
William J. Keneally, 216-682-3103
Chief Financial Officer
wkeneally@ctnet.com
or
EVC Group
Chris Dailey/Robert Jones, 646-445-4801
Investor Relations
cdailey@evcgroup.com

Contacts

CTPartners
William J. Keneally, 216-682-3103
Chief Financial Officer
wkeneally@ctnet.com
or
EVC Group
Chris Dailey/Robert Jones, 646-445-4801
Investor Relations
cdailey@evcgroup.com