Steve Schneider, president and chief operating officer at sportswear retailer The Finish Line, will move to the role of executive vice president of strategic initiatives next month.

In his new role, Schneider will report to chairman and chief executive officer Glenn Lyon.

Lyon said Steve's business acumen, operational analysis and keen vision for planning will be key to implementing Finish Line's long-term strategic growth plan, while Schneider said the new position will allow him more time to spend with his family.

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Finish Line Announces Leadership Change

INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Finish Line, Inc. (NASDAQ: FINL) announced today that Steve Schneider, currently president and chief operating officer, will transition to the role of executive vice president of strategic initiatives effective July 1, 2013.

“Steve’s incredible business acumen, his strong operational analysis and his keen vision for planning will be key to implementing Finish Line’s long-term strategic growth plan.”

“When Steve first approached me about his long-term plan toward retirement after almost 35 years in specialty retail including 24 years at Finish Line, we discussed how to continue to capitalize on his strengths and the vital role he holds with our leadership team,” said Glenn Lyon, chairman and chief executive officer. “Steve’s incredible business acumen, his strong operational analysis and his keen vision for planning will be key to implementing Finish Line’s long-term strategic growth plan.”

Organizationally, Schneider will report to Lyon. Those currently reporting to Schneider will either report to Lyon or Ed Wilhelm, executive vice president and chief financial officer.

“As I look down the road both personally and professionally, this new position affords me the opportunity to spend more time with my family and to work more closely with community and philanthropic groups that I value while staying intricately involved in Finish Line’s long-term organizational strategy,” added Schneider.

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 652 stores in malls across the U.S., manages the athletic footwear inventory in 660 Macy’s stores, 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 www.macys.com. 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/FinishLine.

Finish Line also operates, through a venture with Gart Capital Partners, the Running Specialty Group, including 38 specialty running shops in 11 states and the District of Columbia under The Running Company, Boulder Running Company, Blue Mile, Run On! and Road Runner banners. More information is available at www.run.com.

 

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