Australian batsman David Hussey is set to return for an eighth stint with Nottinghamshire.
Hussey made his Nottinghamshire debut in 2004 and will return to Trent Bridge in June and captain the side in the Friends Life T20 competition. Hussey will also be available for five LV= County Championship matches and four Clydesdale Bank 40 matches.
"David has been my first thought when recruiting overseas players for 10 years now and he adds a lot of value in all formats," Nottinghamshire director of cricket Mick Newell said.
"For me, he is more than good enough to have warranted Test selection and to have a player of that calibre with an affinity for a particular county is rare and something that we have embraced.
"It has become increasingly difficult to sign a quality overseas player for an entire season but we are pleased that David and Ed Cowan will both spend a good amount of time with us."
Hussey, who holds the club record for Twenty20 appearances, said: "There are lots of things I enjoy about playing for Notts but the characters in the dressing room, the atmosphere at Trent Bridge and the fact that the team are always competitive are the main reasons.
"Captaining Notts Outlaws is something that I really enjoy and my method is to try and think two overs ahead of everybody else and to bring some stability in pressure situations.
"I have a great relationship with Mick Newell and Chris Read and we have some good discussions about how we want to play things.
"When I look at the squad I think that there is the potential for us to make it to Finals Day, but also to mount a serious challenge in the Championship.
"I played all of the championship-winning season in 2005 and contributed in 2010 and those trophies rank amongst the best achievements of my career."