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$38 Million Settlement Reached in Huron Securities Class Action


This is a settlement for the Securities/Stock Fraud lawsuit.

Chicago, IL: Huron Consulting Group Inc. (NASDAQ: HURN), a provider of business consulting services, today announced that it has entered into an agreement in principle with the lead plaintiffs in the pending securities class action lawsuit related to the restatement of its financial statements in 2009.

The agreement in principle provides that the settlement class will receive total consideration of approximately $38 million, consisting of $27 million in cash, which will be funded by the Company's insurance carriers, and the issuance by the Company of 474,547 shares of common stock which has an aggregate value of approximately $11 million, based on the closing market price on November 24, 2010. The Company expects to record a non-cash charge to earnings in the fourth quarter of 2010 in the amount of approximately $11 million, representing the fair value of the shares. The Company will adjust the amount of the non-cash charge to reflect changes in the fair value of the shares until and including the date of issuance. The Company will issue the shares following final court approval of the proposed settlement, which the Company expects will occur in the first half of 2011.

As discussed above, the Company's insurance carriers will fund the cash portion of the settlement. Following such payment, the Company will not receive any further contributions from its insurance carriers for the reimbursement of legal fees expended on the finalization of the class action settlement or any amounts related to the derivative suits and SEC investigation described in the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ending September 30, 2010.

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Published on Dec-7-10


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