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Nike Total Blackout Drops Exclusively at Finish Line Just in Time for Holiday Shopping

INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Holiday shoppers looking for the unique in sneaks will find it at Finish Line stores (NASDAQ: FINL) and at finishline.com this season. Through its Nike Track Club initiative with Finish Line, Nike has selected the retailer to carry the Nike Total Blackout, a shoe collection of limited edition colorways and materials designed exclusively for Finish Line. The collection features seven men's styles in Nike Air Max Correlate, Nike Air Max + 95, Nike Free Run + 2 EXT, Nike Free Run + 3, Nike Free 4.0 V2, Nike Flight 89, and Nike Mach Force and five women's styles of Nike Air Max +2012, Nike Air Max Correlate, Nike Free 4.0 V2, Nike Free Run + 3 and Nike Hally Hoop.

“The only word that describes this collection is ‘hot,'” said Vice President-Footwear Jeff Morrell. “The color combinations—from red/black/grey for men and hot pink/black/lime/grey for women—cannot be found anywhere else and will look amazing under the tree. Finish Line is proud to be the only retailer to offer this incredible collection.”

During the upcoming Holiday season, Finish Line will launch both a social media campaign and a contest around the exclusive Nike Total Blackout collection.

About The Finish Line, Inc.
The Finish Line, Inc. is a premium retailer of athletic shoes, apparel and accessories. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Finish Line has 645 stores in malls across the U.S. and employs more than 11,000 sneakerologists who help customers every day connect with their sport, their life and their style. Online shopping is available at www.finishline.com and mobile shopping is available at m.finishline.com. Follow Finish Line on Twitter at Twitter.com/FinishLine and “like” Finish Line on Facebook at Facebook.com/FinishLineUSA.

Finish Line also operates, through a venture with Gart Capital Partners, the Running Specialty Group, including 24 specialty running shops in seven states and the District of Columbia under The Running Company and Run On! banners. More information is available at www.run.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
This news release includes statements that are or may be considered “forward-looking” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of words or phrases such as “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,” “foresee,” “may,” “should,” “will,” “estimates,” “outlook,” “potential,” “optimistic,” “confidence,” “continue,” “evolve,” “expand,” “growth” or words and phrases of similar meaning. Statements that describe objectives, plans or goals also are forward-looking statements.

All of these forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated by the relevant forward-looking statements. The principal risk factors that could cause actual performance and future actions to differ materially from the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the company's reliance on a few key vendors for a majority of its merchandise purchases (including a significant portion from one key vendor); the availability and timely receipt of products; the ability to timely fulfill and ship products to customers; fluctuations in oil prices causing changes in gasoline and energy prices, resulting in changes in consumer spending as well as increases in utility, freight and product costs; product demand and market acceptance risks; deterioration of macro-economic and business conditions; the inability to locate and obtain or retain acceptable lease terms for the company's stores; the effect of competitive products and pricing; loss of key employees; execution of strategic growth initiatives (including actual and potential mergers and acquisitions and other components of the company's capital allocation strategy); and the other risks detailed in the company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings. Readers are urged to consider these factors carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements included herein are made only as of the date of this report and Finish Line undertakes no obligation to publicly update these forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

The Finish Line, Inc.
Dianna L. Boyce, Corporate Communications, 317-613-6577

 

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