AJ Sutera Joins Finish Line as Chief Information and Technology Officer, Executive Vice President

Innovative technical architect to drive retailer’s customer-facing
digital, operational solutions

INDIANAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Finish Line, Inc. (NASDAQ: FINL), a premium retailer of athletic
shoes, apparel and accessories, has hired AJ Sutera as Executive Vice
President, Chief Information and Technology Officer.

“At Finish Line, we strive to continually foster a culture of innovation
that delivers new, meaningful ways of engaging with the consumer,” said
Melissa Greenwell, Finish Line’s chief operating officer and EVP. “AJ
has a solid background of assessing, designing and implementing
award-winning solutions that have propelled the overall consumer
experience. His valued insight will help us further differentiate Finish
Line in the marketplace.”

Sutera will oversee Finish Line’s information and technology functions
and digital operational solutions supporting the consumer experience. He
will also drive the enterprise technology roadmap to support the
company’s overall strategic business plan.

Prior to joining the company, Sutera held several senior leadership
roles within Hudson’s Bay Company from 2007 to 2016 in support of a
seamless omnichannel customer experience. He also served as senior
director of business solutions and technology at JetBlue Airways, senior
director of business technology solutions at Liberty Travel/GOGO
Worldwide Vacations in addition to CIO for GlobalWorks Group LLC and
various management positions with Volvo North America and General
Electric earlier in his career.

Sutera holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from
Montclair State University, a master’s certificate in computer science
and project management from Stevens Institute of Technology, a Six Sigma
Green Belt certification from the University of Michigan as well as the
Project Management Professional (PMP) distinction. Additionally, he has
served as a Technology School of Management board member since 2014. He
also currently holds client advisory board member seats with Adobe and

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
approximately 1,000 Finish Line branded locations primarily in U.S.
malls and shops inside Macy’s department stores and employs more than
14,000 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
or Twitter.com/FinishLineNews
and “like” Finish Line on Facebook at Facebook.com/FinishLine.
Track loyalty points and find store and product information with the
free Finish Line app downloadable for iOS
and Android

Finish Line also operates the Running Specialty Group. This includes 72
specialty running stores in 16 states and the District of Columbia under
the JackRabbit, The Running Company, Run On!, Blue Mile, Boulder Running
Company, Roncker’s Running Spot, Running Fit, VA Runner, Capital
RunWalk, Richmond RoadRunner, Garry Gribble’s Running Sports, Run
Colorado, Raleigh Running Outfitters, Striders and Indiana Running
Company banners. More information is available at www.jackrabbit.com
or www.boulderrunningcompany.com.
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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); cybersecurity risks, including
breach of customer data; a major failure of technology and information
systems 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


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