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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Philip Knight

75 2004 Chairman of the Board

Mark Parker

57 2006 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Donald Blair

55 Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Trevor Edwards

51 2013 President - Nike Brand

Jeanne Jackson

62 2013 President - Product and Merchandising

Eric Sprunk

49 2013 Chief Operating Officer

Hilary Krane

49 2013 Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel

John Slusher

44 2013 Executive Vice President - Global Sports Marketing

David Ayre

53 2013 Executive Vice President - Global Human Resources

Hans van Alebeek

46 2013 Executive Vice President - Global Operations & Technology

Anthony Watson

38 2014 Chief Information Officer

Bernard Pliska

51 2003 Vice President, Corporate Controller

John Donahoe

54 2014 Director

Michelle Peluso

42 2014 Director

Elizabeth Comstock

53 2011 Independent Director

John Connors

55 2005 Independent Director

Timothy Cook

53 2012 Independent Director

Alan Graf

60 2002 Independent Director

Douglas Houser

78 1970 Independent Director

John Lechleiter

61 2009 Independent Director

Johnathan Rodgers

68 2006 Independent Director

Orin Smith

71 2004 Independent Director

John Thompson

71 1991 Independent Director

Phyllis Wise

69 2012 Presiding Independent Director

Kelley Hall

Vice President, Treasury and Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Philip Knight

Mr. Philip H. Knight is Chairman of the Board of Nike Inc. He a director since 1968. Mr. Knight is a co-founder of the Company and, except for the period from June 1983 through September 1984, served as its President from 1968 to 1990, and from June 2000 to December 2004. Prior to 1968, Mr. Knight was a certified public accountant with Price Waterhouse and Coopers & Lybrand and was an Assistant Professor of Business Administration at Portland State University. Mr. Knight led NIKE from a small partnership founded on a handshake to the world’s athletic footwear, apparel, and equipment company.

Mark Parker

Mr. Mark G. Parker is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Nike, Inc., since January 2006. He has been employed by NIKE since 1979 with primary responsibilities in product research, design and development, marketing, and brand management. Mr. Parker was appointed divisional Vice President in charge of development in 1987, corporate Vice President in 1989, General Manager in 1993, Vice President of Global Footwear in 1998, and President of the NIKE Brand in 2001.

Donald Blair

Mr. Donald W. Blair is an Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Nike Inc. He joined NIKE in November 1999. Prior to joining NIKE, he held a number of financial management positions with PepsiCo, Inc., including Vice President, Finance of Pepsi-Cola Asia, Vice President, Planning of PepsiCo’s Pizza Hut Division, and Senior Vice President, Finance of The Pepsi Bottling Group, Inc. Prior to joining PepsiCo, Mr. Blair was a certified public accountant with Deloitte, Haskins, and Sells.

Trevor Edwards

Mr. Trevor A. Edwards is President - Nike Brand of Nike, Inc., since July 1, 2013. He joined NIKE in 1992. He was appointed Marketing Manager, Strategic Accounts for Foot Locker in 1993, Director of Marketing for the Americas Region in 1995, Director of Marketing for Europe in 1997, Vice President, Marketing for the Europe, Middle East and Africa Region in 1999, and Vice President, U.S. Brand Marketing in 2000. Mr. Edwards was appointed corporate Vice President, Global Brand Management in 2002, Vice President, Global Brand and Category Management in 2006 and President, NIKE Brand in 2013. Prior to NIKE, Mr. Edwards was with the Colgate-Palmolive Company.

Jeanne Jackson

Ms. Jeanne P. Jackson is President - Product and Merchandising of Nike, Inc., since July 1, 2013. She joined NIKE in 2009. She was appointed President, Direct to Consumer in 2009 and President, Product and Merchandising in 2013. Ms. Jackson served as a member of the NIKE, Inc. Board of Directors from 2001 through 2009. She founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of MSP Capital, a private investment company, from 2002 to 2009. Ms. Jackson was Chief Executive Officer of Walmart.com from March 2000 to January 2002. She was with Gap, Inc., as President and Chief Executive Officer of Banana Republic from 1995 to 2000, also serving as Chief Executive Officer of Gap, Inc. Direct from 1998 to 2000. Since 1978, she has held retail management positions with Victoria’s Secret, The Walt Disney Company, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Federated Department Stores.

Eric Sprunk

Mr. Eric D. Sprunk is Chief Operating Officer of Nike, Inc., since July 1, 2013. He joined NIKE in 1993. He was appointed Finance Director and General Manager of the Americas Region in 1994, Finance Director for NIKE Europe in 1995, Regional General Manager of NIKE Europe Footwear in 1998, and Vice President & General Manager of the Americas Region in 2000. Mr. Sprunk was appointed corporate Vice President of Global Footwear in 2001, Vice President of Merchandising and Product in 2009 and Chief Operating Officer in 2013. Prior to joining NIKE, Mr. Sprunk was a certified public accountant with Price Waterhouse from 1987 to 1993.

Hilary Krane

Ms. Hilary K. Krane is an Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel of Nike, Inc. She joined NIKE as Vice President and General Counsel in April 2010. In 2011, her responsibilities expanded and she became Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Affairs. Ms. Krane was appointed to Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel in 2013. Prior to joining NIKE, Ms. Krane was General Counsel and Senior Vice President for Corporate Affairs at Levi Strauss & Co. from 2006 to 2010. From 1996 to 2006, she was a partner and assistant general counsel at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

John Slusher

Mr. John F. Slusher is an Executive Vice President - Global Sports Marketing of Nike, Inc. He has been employed by NIKE since 1998 with primary responsibilities in global sports marketing. Mr. Slusher was appointed Director of Sports Marketing for the Asia Pacific and Americas Regions in 2006, divisional Vice President of Asia Pacific & Americas Sports Marketing in September 2007 and Vice President, Global Sports Marketing in November 2007. Prior to joining NIKE, Mr. Slusher was an attorney at the law firm of O’Melveny & Myers from 1995 to 1998.

David Ayre

Mr. David J. Ayre is an Executive Vice President - Global Human Resources of Nike Inc. Prior to joining NIKE, he held a number of senior human resource positions with PepsiCo, Inc. since 1990, as head of Talent and Performance Rewards.

Hans van Alebeek

Mr. Hans van Alebeek is Executive Vice President - Global Operations & Technology of Nike Inc. He joined NIKE as Director of Operations of Europe in 1999, and was appointed Vice President, Operations & Administration in EMEA in 2001, Vice President, Global Operations in 2003, Vice President, Global Operations & Technology in 2004, and Corporate Vice President in November 2005. Prior to joining NIKE, Mr. van Alebeek worked for McKinsey & Company as a management consultant and at N.V. Indivers in business development.

Anthony Watson

Mr. Anthony Watson has been appointed as Chief Information Officer of the Company effective April 15, 2014. Watson, a seasoned veteran of the information technology business, joins NIKE from Barclays Bank, PLC, where he has been their London-based Managing Director and CIO for Europe and the Middle East, as well as for Global Operations since 2009. He was also the chair of Barclays` Europe, Middle East, Retail and Business Banking Operating Committee and co-chair of Barclays` Global Diversity & Inclusion Council. Prior to Barclays, Watson was Senior Vice President and Global Head of Technology Services for Wells Fargo, where he also served as a member of the Board of Directors of Wells Fargo Bank International. He has also held senior roles at CitiGroup, Unisys Corporation, Microsoft and First-e Bancorp, Europe`s first Internet bank.

Bernard Pliska

Mr. Bernard F. Pliska is Vice President, Corporate Controller of Nike, Inc. He joined NIKE as Corporate Controller in 1995. He was appointed Vice President, Corporate Controller in 2003. Prior to NIKE, Mr. Pliska was with Price Waterhouse from 1984 to 1995. Mr. Pliska is a certified public accountant.

John Donahoe

Mr. John J. Donahoe, II, is Director of the Company. Mr. Donahoe is President and Chief Executive Officer of eBay Inc., provider of the global eBay.com online marketplace and PayPal digital payments platform. Mr. Donahoe joined eBay in 2005 as President of eBay Marketplaces, responsible for eBay’s global e-commerce businesses, and was appointed President and CEO in 2008. He has also served on the eBay board of directors since 2008. Prior to joining eBay, he was the CEO and Worldwide Managing Director of Bain & Company from 1999 to 2005, and a Managing Director from 1982 to 1999. Mr. Donahoe also serves on the Board of Directors of Intel Corporation and is a Member of the President's Export Council.

Michelle Peluso

Ms. Michelle A. Peluso is Director of the Company. Ms. Peluso is Chief Executive Officer of Gilt, www.gilt.com, an innovative online shopping destination offering its members special access to the most inspiring merchandise and experiences every day at insider prices. Prior to joining Gilt, she served as Global Consumer Chief Marketing and Internet Officer of Citigroup Inc. from 2009 to 2013, and from 2002 to 2009, Ms. Peluso held senior management positions at Travelocity.com LP, being appointed Chief Operating Officer in 2003, and President and Chief Executive Officer in 2004. Prior to joining Travelocity, in 1999 she founded Site59, an online travel site, serving as its Chief Executive Officer until its acquisition by Travelocity in 2002. Ms. Peluso has been a director of Gilt since 2009, and was also a director of OpenTable, Inc. from 2008 to 2012.

Elizabeth Comstock

Ms. Elizabeth J. Comstock is an Independent Director of Nike Inc., effective April 21, 2011. She is Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of General Electric Company (“GE”). Ms. Comstock oversees GE sales, GE ventures equity investing and internal start-up programs, sales and licensing. At GE, she was appointed Vice President, Communications, NBC News Communications in 1994, Senior Vice President, NBC Corporate Communications in 1996, Vice President of Corporate Communications in 1998, Corporate Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer in 2003, President, NBC Universal Integrated Media in 2006, and Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer in 2008. Prior to joining GE in 1994, Ms. Comstock held a succession of positions at NBC, CBS, and Turner Broadcasting. Ms. Comstock is a trustee of the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. Ms. Comstock was selected to serve on the Board because her broad experience in, and understanding of, media, marketing and innovation aligns well with the Company’s business model, which involves a great deal of each.

John Connors

Mr. John G. Connors is an Independent Director of Nike, Inc., since April 2005. He is a partner in Ignition Partners LLC, a Seattle-area venture capital firm. Mr. Connors served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Microsoft Corporation from December 1999 to May 2005. He joined Microsoft in 1989 and held various management positions, including Corporate Controller from 1994 to 1996, Vice President, Worldwide Enterprise Group in 1999, and Chief Information Officer from 1996 to 1999. Mr. Connors is a member of the Board of Directors of Scout Analytics Inc., OpsCode, Inc., Motif Investing, Inc., FiREapps, Inc., Xamarin, Inc., DataSphere Technologies, Inc., Splunk, Inc., Tier 3, Inc., the Washington Policy Center, and the University of Washington Tyee Club.

Timothy Cook

Mr. Timothy D. Cook is an Independent Director of Nike, Inc. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Apple Inc. Mr. Cook joined Apple in March 1998 as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations, also served as its Executive Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Operations and its Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Cook was Vice President, Corporate Materials for Compaq Computer Corporation from 1997 to 1998. Prior to his work at Compaq, Mr. Cook served in the positions of Senior Vice President Fulfillment and Chief Operating Officer of the Reseller Division at Intelligent Electronics from 1994 to 1997. Mr. Cook worked for International Business Machines Corporation from 1983 to 1994, most recently as Director of North American Fulfillment. Mr. Cook is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Football Foundation and Apple Inc.

Alan Graf

Mr. Alan B. Graf, Jr., is an Independent Director of Nike, Inc., since November 2002. He is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of FedEx Corporation, a position he has held since 1998, and is a member of FedEx Corporation’s Executive Committee. Mr. Graf joined FedEx Corporation in 1980 and was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for FedEx Express, FedEx’s predecessor, from 1991 to 1998. He previously served on the boards of directors of Kimball International Inc., Storage USA, Inc. and Arkwright Mutual Insurance Co., and he is a director of Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc.

Douglas Houser

Mr. Douglas G. Houser is an Independent Director of Nike, Inc., since 1970. He has been a partner and Senior Counsel in the Portland, Oregon, law firm of Bullivant, Houser, Bailey since 1965. Mr. Houser is a Life Trustee of Willamette University, a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, has served as a member of the Board of Governors and Treasurer of the Oregon State Bar Association, and as a Director of the Rand Corporation, Institute for Civil Justice Board of Overseers, and the National Judicial College Foundation Board.

John Lechleiter

Dr. John C. Lechleiter, Ph.D., is an Independent Director of Nike, Inc., since June 18, 2009. He is Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Eli Lilly and Company (“Lilly”). He has served as President and Chief Executive Officer since April 1, 2008. He has been a member of Lilly’s board of directors since 2005 and was named Chairman on January 1, 2009. Dr. Lechleiter began work at Lilly as a senior organic chemist in Lilly’s process research and development division in 1979. He is a member of the American Chemical Society and Business Roundtable. He serves on the boards of Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), United Way Worldwide, Xavier University, the Life Sciences Foundation, and the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership.

Johnathan Rodgers

Mr. Johnathan A. Rodgers is an Independent Director of Nike, Inc., since November 2006. He retired as the President and Chief Executive Officer of TV One, LLC in July 2011. Prior to joining TV One, LLC in March 2003, Mr. Rodgers was President, Discovery Networks US for Discovery Communications, Inc. from 1996 to 2003. Prior to his work at Discovery Communications, Mr. Rodgers had a 20-year career at CBS, Inc. where he held a executive positions, including President, CBS Television Stations. Mr. Rodgers is a member of the Board of Directors of Procter & Gamble Company, Comcast Corporation and a Trustee of the University of California — Berkeley.

Orin Smith

Mr. Orin C. Smith is an Independent Director of Nike, Inc., since September 2004. He was President and Chief Executive Officer of Starbucks Corporation from 2000 to 2005. He joined Starbucks as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 1990, became President and Chief Operating Officer in 1994, and became a director of Starbucks in 1996. Prior to joining Starbucks, Mr. Smith spent a total of 14 years with Deloitte & Touche. He was later the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of two transportation companies. Between these assignments, he was Chief Policy and Finance Officer in the administrations of two Washington State Governors. Mr. Smith is currently the independent Lead Director of the Board of Directors of The Walt Disney Company and serves on the Board of Regents of the University of Washington.

John Thompson

Mr. John R. Thompson, Jr., is an Independent Director of Nike, Inc., since 1991. He was head coach of the Georgetown University men’s basketball team from 1972 until 1998. Mr. Thompson was head coach of the 1988 United States Olympic basketball team. He hosted a sports radio talk show in Washington, D.C. for 13 years, and he is a nationally broadcast sports analyst for Turner Network Television (TNT) and Dial Global, Inc. He serves as Assistant to the President of Georgetown University for Urban Affairs, and he is a past President of the National Association of Basketball Coaches and presently serves on its Board of Governors. Mr. Thompson has honorary doctorate degrees from Wheeling Jesuit University, Georgetown University, University of the District of Columbia, and St. Peter's College.

Phyllis Wise

Dr. Phyllis M. Wise, Ph.D., is Presiding Independent Director of Nike, Inc. She is Chancellor of the University of Illinois, at Urbana-Champaign. She joined the University of Maryland School of Medicine as an assistant professor in 1976, was appointed associate professor in 1982, and professor in 1987. Dr. Wise was appointed a professor and chair of the department of physiology at the University of Kentucky in 1993, and was appointed dean of the division of biological sciences and distinguished professor of neurobiology at the University of California-Davis in 2002. In 2005, she was appointed Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Washington, and served as Provost and Executive Vice President from 2007 to 2010, and interim President until July 2011, where she was also professor of physiology and biophysics, biology, and obstetrics and gynecology. During her tenure, she led the establishment of the College of the Environment, the mission of which is to provide solutions to developing a sustainable healthy environment through research and teaching. Dr. Wise has a doctorate in zoology from the University of Michigan and an honorary doctorate from Swarthmore College, and she is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Kelley Hall

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