PEABODY, Mass., Aug. 5, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Analogic Corporation (Nasdaq:ALOG – News), a leading provider of medical imaging and aviation security technology, announced that it has reduced its workforce by 6% worldwide and has vacated a portion of its Canton, Massachusetts facility. As a result, the Company will record a $3.1 million charge in the fourth fiscal quarter of 2009. The Company expects this action will result in annual expense savings of approximately $5 million, a portion of which will fund strategic growth initiatives.
The reduction in force, which affects 85 people across the business, will result in a $2.1 million charge for severance and related costs. In addition, the Company vacated approximately half of its Copley Controls facility in Canton, moving certain operations to its Peabody facility. Accordingly, the Company will record a charge of $1.0 million, which represents the ongoing lease payments for the vacated portion over the remainder of the lease term, which ends in 2011.
“We recognize that workforce reductions are difficult for everyone”, commented Jim Green, president and CEO. “However, we have a commitment to improve our overall operational effectiveness and fund the ongoing investments needed to position Analogic for future growth. While market conditions over the past few quarters have been difficult, we remain optimistic as the market appears to be stabilizing.”
Analogic Corporation is a growth oriented high-technology signal and image processing company, providing products and services to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and end users in growing medical diagnostics and security markets worldwide. The Company is recognized worldwide for advancing the state of the art in automatic explosives detection, computed tomography (CT), digital radiography (DR), ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), patient monitoring, and advanced signal processing. For more information, visit www.analogic.com.
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