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Finish Line Appoints Jeffrey Sherry Vice President, Business Development And Corporate Strategy

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The Finish Line, Inc. (NASDAQ: FINL), a leading national retailer of athletic shoes, apparel and accessories, today announced that Jeffrey Sherry has joined the company as vice president, business development and corporate strategy.

Sherry comes to Finish Line from Stifel Nicolaus Weisel, a leading investment bank principally targeting middle market clients. At Stifel Nicolaus Weisel since the acquisition of Ryan Beck and Company in 2007, he most recently was a director in the consumer and retail investment banking group. With more than 15 years of focus on specialty retail and restaurant clients, Sherry has completed advisory assignments, acquisitions, divestitures and financing transactions for a wide range of high growth companies in the softlines and hardlines retail sectors. In addition to helping to form the middle market investment banking group at Ryan Beck, earlier in his career, Sherry served in analyst roles at both Bluestone Capital Partners and Dresdner Kleinwort Benson, where he worked extensively on mergers, acquisitions and leveraged buyouts.

“As we continue to grow as a company, we need diverse resources to help develop new business initiatives for Finish Line,” said Mark Landau, executive vice president, chief business development officer for Finish Line. “Jeffrey brings a strong financial background, leadership and expertise that should be invaluable to our company’s future success.”

Sherry holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

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 638 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 19 specialty running shops in seven states and the District of Columbia under The Running Company banner. More information is available at www.run.com.

Copyright Business Wire 2010

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