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Finish Line names Mr Cohen Chief Administrative Officer

Jun '09
The Finish Line Inc, one of the nation's largest mall-based specialty retailers, announced that Gary D. Cohen, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of the Company, will assume the newly-created role of Chief Administrative Officer, effective immediately. In his new role, Mr. Cohen will oversee the Company's Legal, Business Planning and Human Resources functions.

"Gary has been a valued member of the Finish Line team for many years and has exceptional organizational skills and experience," said Glenn Lyon, Finish Line's Chief Executive Officer. "In his new position, he will be able to improve the quality of our decision-making processes and capabilities development in key corporate areas, which is essential to driving enhanced value and profitable growth for our shareholders.

In addition to his legal role, we will look to Gary to develop human resources procedures, practices, and strategies to allow us to more effectively develop and retain talent and leadership within the company, and promote a culture that is consistent with The Finish Line's long-standing values and helps us remain competitive in the evolving market environment."

Mr. Cohen has served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of the Company since April 2000. He also served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of the Company from July 1997 to April 2000. From April 1990 to July 1997, Mr. Cohen was a Senior Partner in the law firm of Cohen and Morelock. During the 15 years prior to his joining the Company, Mr. Cohen represented the Company regarding real estate matters. From 1978 to 1990, Mr. Cohen held partnership positions with various law firms. At the present time, Mr. Cohen retains an "Of Counsel" position with Brand Davis Elsea & Morelock.

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