SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
November 2, 2020
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
Huron Consulting Group Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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550 West Van Buren Street
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
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|Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share||HURN||NASDAQ Global Select Market|
|Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).|
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Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On November 2, 2020, Huron Consulting Group Inc. (the "Company") issued a press release announcing its financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2020. A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
The information furnished pursuant to this Item 2.02 and the attached Exhibit 99.1 shall not be deemed filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.
Item 2.05. Costs Associated with Exit or Disposal Activities.
On October 29, 2020, the Company announced a restructuring plan to reduce operating costs to address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on its business. The restructuring plan provides for a reduction in workforce and leased office space that is expected to result in initial restructuring charges in a range of approximately $15.5 million to $19.5 million and annualized savings in a range of approximately $23.0 million to $27.0 million. The Company does not anticipate a material revenue impact related to the restructuring actions.
The reduction in workforce impacts approximately 145 employees across all segments and corporate operations. The Company expects the reduction in workforce to be substantially complete by the end of the fourth quarter of 2020 and expects to incur an estimated restructuring charge in a range of approximately $3.5 million to $4.5 million related to cash payments for employee severance and benefits.
The reduction in leased office space is expected to result in estimated non-cash restructuring charges in a range of approximately $12.0 million to $15.0 million, consisting of operating lease right-of-use asset and leasehold improvement impairment charges and accelerated depreciation on other fixed assets. The non-cash restructuring charges related to the reduction in leased office space are expected to be recorded primarily in the fourth quarter of 2020. Future cash expenditures related to the leased office space are expected to continue through 2029. The exact amount and timing of the office space reductions, and the associated payments and expenses, depend on a number of factors, including the Company’s ability to terminate or modify existing lease contracts and/or enter into sublease agreements for the exited spaces to lower future cash expenditures.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|Huron Consulting Group Inc.|
|Date:||November 2, 2020||/s/ John D. Kelly|
|John D. Kelly|
|Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer|