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Sally McKelvey Recruited to Finish Line as VP Strategy

November 9, 2011 – (Cleveland, Ohio)paul/lawrence associates are pleased to announce that Sally McKelvey has been hired by the Finish Line as its new Vice President of Strategy effective October 4th. As a key member of the Leadership Team, Sally will be responsible for leading the evaluation, development and implementation of Finish Line core business strategic growth initiatives.

paul/lawrence associates were retained by Finish Line to undertake the national search, with Larry S. Imely, CEO, as the search consultant managing the assignment.

McKelvey previously served as Senior Director, Operations Financial Planning and Analysis, at 7-Eleven, Inc. She was promoted to that role after nine years of progressively increasing responsibilities with the Dallas convenience store chain. In 2009, McKelvey was named servant leader of the year at 7-Eleven. Before her time at 7-Eleven, McKelvey worked for six years in audit and strategy consulting with PricewaterhouseCoopers and Accenture. She also spent 12 years in the energy field with Progress Energy and WGL Holdings.

Larry Imely stated that, "The search was a very collaborative one, as the Finish Line professionals were clear in their business objectives for this role. It was important that they identify and hire a very high caliber strategy professional, who intimately understands retail and has had a track record of success." He added, "Sally had all of those and more."

The Finish Line, Inc. (NASDAQ: FINL), is a premium and leading national retailer of athletic shoes, apparel and accessories. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Finish Line operates 645 stores in malls across the United States.  More than 11,000 Finish Line sneakerologists help customers each 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.

paul/lawrence associates operates from seven offices in the United States and five offices internationally. In addition to serving large retailers nationally as well as CPG companies domestically and internationally through its Consumer Practice, paul/lawrence provides 10 different practices to serve its global Fortune 1000 clientele.

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