Rodman & Renshaw Capital Group, Inc. And Hudson Holding Corporation Announce Strategic Merger
Rodman & Renshaw is a full-service investment bank dedicated to providing corporate finance, strategic advisory and related services to public and private companies across multiple sectors and regions. Rodman also provides research and sales and trading services to institutional investors. Rodman is the leader in the PIPE (private investment in public equity) and RD (registered direct offering) transaction markets. According to Sagient Research Systems, Rodman has been ranked the #1 Placement Agent in terms of deal volume of PIPE and RD financing transactions completed every year since 2005.
For more information visit Rodman & Renshaw on the Internet at www.rodm.com.
About Hudson Holding Corporation
Hudson Holding Corporation (OTCBB:HDHL) the parent of Hudson Securities, Inc., provides a full range of corporate finance, advisory, and capital markets services and institutional equity research focused on the small- and mid-cap marketplace. Hudson Securities is dedicated to meeting the liquidity needs of its clients by making markets in over 12,000 U.S. and foreign securities and providing execution solutions.MEMBERS FINRA, SIPC Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements Statements in this press release that relate to Rodman’s or Hudson’s future plans, objectives, expectations, performance, events and the like may constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Rodman and Hudson intend that all such statements be subject to the “safe harbor” provisions of those Acts. Future events, risks and uncertainties, individually or in the aggregate, could cause our actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in these forward-looking statements. The material factors and assumptions that could cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations include, without limitation, the following: (1) the inability to close the merger in a timely manner; (2) the inability to complete the merger due to the failure to obtain stockholder approval and adoption of the merger agreement and approval of the merger or the failure to satisfy other conditions to completion of the merger, including required regulatory and court approvals; (3) the failure of the transaction to close for any other reason; (4) the possibility that the integration of Hudson’s business and operations with those of Rodman may be more difficult and/or take longer than anticipated, may be more costly than anticipated and may have unanticipated adverse results relating to Hudson’s or Rodman’s existing businesses; (5) the challenges of integrating and retaining key employees; (6) the effect of the announcement of the transaction on Rodman’s, Hudson’s or the combined company’s respective business relationships, operating results and business generally; (7) the possibility that the anticipated synergies and cost savings of the merger will not be realized, or will not be realized within the expected time period; (8) the possibility that the merger may be more expensive to complete than anticipated, including as a result of unexpected factors or events; (9) the challenges of maintaining and increasing revenues on a combined company basis following the close of the merger; (10) diversion of management’s attention from ongoing business concerns; (11) general competitive, economic, political and market conditions and fluctuations; (12) actions taken or conditions imposed by the United States and foreign governments; (13) adverse outcomes of pending or threatened litigation or government investigations; (14) the impact of competition in the industries and in the specific markets in which Rodman and Hudson, respectively, operate; (15) Rodman’s projected 2010 year end and fourth quarter results; and (16) other factors that may affect future results of the combined company described in the section entitled “Risk Factors” in the proxy statement/prospectus to be mailed to Hudson’s stockholders and in Rodman’s and Hudson’s respective filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) that are available on the SEC’s website located at www.sec.gov, including the sections entitled “Risk Factors” in Rodman’s Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2009, and “Risk Factors” in Hudson’s Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010. Readers are strongly urged to read the full cautionary statements contained in those materials. We assume no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which they were made. Additional Information In connection with the proposed merger, Rodman will file a registration statement on Form S-4 containing a proxy statement of Hudson that also constitutes a prospectus of Rodman and other relevant documents relating to the merger of Hudson with the SEC. Rodman and Hudson stockholders are urged to read the registration statement and any other relevant documents filed with the SEC, including the proxy statement/prospectus that will be part of the registration statement, because they will contain important information about Rodman, Hudson and the proposed transaction. The final proxy statement/prospectus will be mailed to stockholders of Hudson. Investors and security holders will be able to obtain free copies of the registration statement and proxy statement/prospectus (when available) as well as other filed documents containing information about Rodman and Hudson, without charge, at the SEC’s website ( www.sec.gov). Free copies of Rodman’s SEC filings are also available on Rodman’s website ( www.rodm.com), and free copies of Hudson’s SEC filings are available on Hudson’s website ( www.hudsonholdingcorp.com). Free copies of Rodman’s filings also may be obtained by directing a request to Rodman’s CFO by phone to (212) 356-0500 or in writing to Rodman & Renshaw Capital Group, Inc., Attention: CFO, 1251 Avenue of the Americas, 20 th Floor, New York, NY 10020. Free copies of Hudson’s filings also may be obtained by directing a request to Hudson’s Investor Relations by phone to (201) 216-0100, or in writing to Hudson Holdings Corporation, 111 Town Square Place, Suite 1500A, Jersey City, NJ 07310 Attention: CEO. This communication shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such jurisdiction. Proxy Solicitation Rodman, Hudson and their respective directors and executive officers may be deemed, under SEC rules, to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the stockholders of Hudson with respect to the proposed transaction. More detailed information regarding the identity of the potential participants, and their direct or indirect interests, by securities holdings or otherwise, will be set forth in the registration statement and proxy statement/prospectus and other materials to be filed with the SEC in connection with the proposed transaction. Information regarding Rodman’s directors and executive officers is also available in Rodman’s definitive proxy statement for its 2010 Annual Meeting of Stockholders filed with the SEC on March 26, 2010. Information regarding Hudson’s directors and executive officers is also available in Hudson’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on June 29, 2010. These documents are available free of charge at the SEC’s web site at www.sec.gov.
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