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Philip H. Knight , , , Chairman of the Board of Directors

Mr. Knight, 76, a director since 1968, is Chairman of the Board of Directors of NIKE. 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 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 largest footwear, apparel, and equipment company.

Executive Committee (Chair)

Mark G. Parker , , , President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Parker, has been President and Chief Executive Officer and a director since 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. In addition to helping lead the continued growth of the Nike brand, Parker is responsible for the growth of NIKE, Inc.'s global business portfolio, which includes Converse Inc.,and Hurley International LLC.

Executive Committee

Elizabeth J. Comstock , ,

Ms. Comstock, 54, appointed a director on April 21, 2011, is Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of General Electric Company (“GE”). 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 publicity and promotions positions at GE, NBC, CBS, and Turner Broadcasting. She began her career in local television production in Virginia. Ms. Comstock is a trustee of the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.

Compensation Committee
Finance Committee

John G. Connors , ,

Mr. Connors, 55, a director since 2005, 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 certified public accountant. Mr. Connors is a member of the Board of Trustees — Swedish Medical Center, and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Scout Analytics Inc., FiREapps, Inc., DataSphere Technologies, Inc., Splunk, Inc., Tier 3, Inc., Korrio, Inc., the Washington Policy Center, and the University of Washington Tyee Club.

Audit Committee
Finance Committee

Timothy D. Cook , ,

Mr. Cook, 54, a director since 2005, is the Chief Executive Officer of Apple Inc. Mr. Cook joined Apple in March 1998 as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations and also served as Executive Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Operations and its Chief Operating Officer until he was named the CEO of Apple Inc. in August 2011. Mr. Cook was Vice President, Corporate Materials for Compaq Computer Corporation from 1997 to 1998. Previous 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 also worked for International Business Machines Corporation from 1983 to 1994, most recently as Director of North American Fulfillment. Mr. Cook is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the National Football Foundation and Apple Inc.

Compensation Committee (Chair)
Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee

Alan B. Graf Jr. , ,

Mr. Graf, 62, a director since 2002, is the 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 currently a director of Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc..

Audit Committee (Chair)
Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee (Chair)

Douglas G. Houser , ,

Mr. Houser, 79, a director since 1970, has been a partner in the Portland, Oregon law firm of Bullivant, Houser, Bailey since 1965 and is presently Senior Counsel. Mr. Houser is a trustee of Willamette University and a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, and 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.

Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Committee
Executive Committee
Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee

John C. Lechleiter , , Ph.D. ,

Dr. Lechleiter, 60, a director since 2009, 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 board of Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), as president of the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA), as chairman of the U.S. – Japan Business Council and of United Way Worldwide, and on the boards of the Life Sciences Foundation, the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership, and Ford Motor Company.

Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Committee
Compensation Committee

Johnathan A. Rodgers , ,

Mr. Rodgers, 68, a director since 2006, was most recently the President and Chief Executive Officer of TV One, LLC until he retired in 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 variety of executive positions, including President, CBS Television Stations. Mr. Rodgers is also a director of Procter & Gamble Company, a Trustee of the University of California — Berkeley.

Corporate Responsibility Committee
Compensation Committee

Orin C. Smith , ,

Mr. Smith, 72, a director since 2004, 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 lead Director of the Board of Directors of The Walt Disney Company, and serves on the Board of Regents of the University of Washington.

Audit Committee
Finance Committee (Chair)

John R. Thompson , , Jr. ,

Mr. Thompson, 73, a director since 1991, 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 hosts a sports radio talk show in Washington, D.C., and is a nationally broadcast sports analyst for Turner Network Television (TNT) and the Westwood One, Inc. radio network. He serves as Assistant to the President of Georgetown for Urban Affairs, and he is a past President of the National Association of Basketball Coaches and presently serves on its Board of Governors.

Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Committee

Phyllis M. Wise , ,

Dr. Wise, 69, a director since 2009, is Vice President and 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 Vice President and Provost at the University of Washington, and served as Executive Vice President and Provost from 2007 to 2010, and interim President until July 2011, where she was also professor of physiology and biophysics, biology, and obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Wise has a doctorate in zoology from the University of Michigan, has an honorary doctorate from Swarthmore College, and is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine.

Corporate Responsibility Committee (Chair)
Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee

Michelle A. Peluso , ,

Ms. Peluso, 42, a director since April 2014, 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 December 2003. 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.

Audit Committee
Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Committee

John J. Donahoe II , ,

Mr. Donahoe, 54, a director since June 2014, 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.

Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Finance Committee

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