Volt Information Sciences Provides Update on Second Quarter Business Performance

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Volt Information Sciences, Inc. (OTC: VISI) today provided a business update and reported selected unaudited financial information for its fiscal 2011 second quarter. The Company noted that, due to a previously announced accounting review, all numbers presented in this release are estimates.

Steven Shaw, Volt's President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "The Staffing Services Segment, which accounts for a majority of the Company's total sales, had approximately $450 million of sales in the fiscal second quarter 2011 compared to approximately $393 million for the same period in 2010. On average, approximately 30,900 U.S. staffing employees were on assignment in the quarter, compared to approximately 26,900 in the second quarter of 2010. We are pleased with the nearly 15% increase in revenue, and the overall performance of the Staffing Segment."

Cash and cash equivalents decreased in the three months ended May 1, 2011. This was primarily the result of the increase in Staffing revenues and related receivables, as payroll expenditures precede collections from customers, and also restatement and related investigation costs, for which payments were higher although expenses decreased in the second quarter compared to the first quarter.

While the Telecommunications Services and the Printing and Other Segments together sustained a small loss in the second quarter of 2011, these segments showed an improvement over the prior year's second quarter. Results for the Computer Systems Segment will be reported after the accounting review is completed and financial statements are finalized.


On May 1, 2011, the Company had cash and cash equivalents of approximately $38 million and an additional $30 million of cash set aside as collateral for foreign currency credit lines. The Company also had approximately $90 million available from its accounts receivable securitization program. The Company's consolidated borrowings were approximately $83 million at May 1, 2011 which includes approximately $23 million of foreign currency borrowings fully collaterized by restricted cash, as described above, and $60 million drawn under the $150 million securitization program.

The Company believes that it has more than ample liquidity to meet its current business requirements.


Unaudited, Estimated Condensed Statements of Cash Flows (in Thousands)

                   Six Months Ended                  Three Months Ended

                   May 1,           May 2,           May 1,           May 2,
                   2011             2010             2011             2010

Cash and cash
equivalents at     $ 51,263         $ 118,757        $ 71,352         $ 136,554
beginning of
the period

Cash used in
with                 (25,388 )        (5,677  )        (15,741 )        (4,558  )
and related

Net cash
provided by
all other            9,068            8,900            (25,621 )        (14,748 )

Net cash (used
in) provided         (16,320 )        3,223            (41,362 )        (19,306 )
by operating

Net cash
provided by
(used in)            (8,213  )        (6,806  )        (3,705  )        (3,761  )

Net cash
restricted as        642              -                1,311            -
collateral for

Net cash
provided by
(used in) all        9,896            (3,164  )        9,346            (1,177  )

Net cash
provided by
(used in)            10,538           (3,164  )        10,657           (1,177  )

Effect of
exchange rate        766              (904    )        1,092            (1,204  )
changes on

Net decrease
in cash and          (13,229 )        (7,651  )        (33,318 )        (25,488 )

Cash and cash
equivalents at     $ 38,034         $ 111,106        $ 38,034         $ 111,106
end of the

Note: Due to the pending restatement of the Company's historical financial statements (see discussion in the release text), all financial numbers presented in this release should be considered estimates.

Borrowing and Cash Positions (in Thousands)

                                              May 1, 2011       October 31, 2010

Cash and cash equivalents                     $38,034           $51,263

Cash restricted as collateral for              29,787            30,429

Short-term investments                         5,687             5,226

Total cash, cash restricted for borrowings    $73,508           $86,918
and short-term investments

Short-term borrowings, including current
portion of long-term debt

Accounts receivable securitization program    $60,000           $50,000

Bank loans and other                           23,514            23,140

Long-term debt, excluding current portion      10,229            10,626

Total short-term borrowings and long-term     $93,743           $83,766

Note: Due to the pending restatement of the Company's historical financial statements (see discussion in the release text), all financial numbers presented in this release should be considered estimates.

Preliminary Nature of Information

The financial information contained in this press release is preliminary and unaudited, and has been prepared by management based on currently available company data. This financial information is subject to change based on the completion of the Company's ongoing review of accounting matters, the completion of its fiscal 2010 and 2009 annual financial statements, the effects of the accounting review on financial results for the fiscal years 2005 through 2008, the restatement of stockholders' equity as of the beginning of fiscal year 2005 for the effects of adjustments prior to that year, and the completion of the audit of the financial statements by the Company's independent accountants. The process of restating prior years' financial statements is expected to result in changes to the Company's financial statements for fiscal years 2005 through 2008 due to the correction of errors in the application of certain accounting principles and methodologies that individually or in the aggregate may be material. There can be no assurance that the amounts reported today will not differ, including materially, from those reported when the Company files its 2009 and 2010 Form 10-Ks and other reports.

Since the re-evaluation is ongoing, the Company has limited the scope of the financial information released today to the selected unaudited financial information included in this release. The Company does not expect to be in a position to announce audited financial results for fiscal 2010 or 2009 (or prior years) until appropriate accounting adjustments and restated financial statements have been finalized for 2008 and prior periods, its independent accountants have completed their audit procedures, and amended Reports on Forms 10-K and 10-Q have been filed with the SEC for the periods ended October 28, 2007 and November 2, 2008 and for quarterly periods through May 3, 2009.

Please refer to the Company's reports filed with the SEC for further information.

About Volt Information Sciences, Inc.

Volt Information Sciences, Inc. is a leading provider of global infrastructure solutions in technology, information services and staffing acquisition for its FORTUNE 100 customer base. Operating through an international network of servicing locations, the Staffing Services Segment fulfills IT, engineering, administrative, and industrial workforce requirements of its customers, for professional search and temporary/contingent personnel as well as managed services programs. Technology infrastructure services include telecommunications engineering, construction, and installation; and IT managed services and maintenance. Information-based services are primarily directory assistance, operator services, database management, and directory printing. Visit www.volt.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

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