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Finish Line to Unveil Updated Store Design at Los Angeles Flagship Store

New Concept Focuses on Brand Storytelling, Connecting With Customers via Technology

INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 9, 2017-- Athletic retailer The Finish Line, Inc. (NASDAQ: FINL) will open the doors to its revamped Los Angeles flagship store in the Del Amo Fashion Center on Saturday, November 10 at 8 a.m. The updated retail space features a fresh design concept that highlights key product offerings from brand partners and new digital display integrations.

“Our elevated store concept continues Finish Line’s effort to authentically connect with our consumers and demonstrate category-leading digital capabilities,” said Mike Grimes, senior vice president, brand and consumer experience at Finish Line. “Elevated brand partner displays and cutting-edge technologies set a new in-store standard that strengthen Finish Line’s position as the destination for the latest and greatest sneakers in the marketplace.”

The Del Amo store, the third Finish Line location to receive these updates alongside Woodfield Mall in Chicago and Roosevelt Field in New York, puts technology at the center of the store’s total experience, creating unique, immersive customer interactions. Featured footwear at this location includes the Air Jordan 1 Retro Hi Flyknit, Nike Air More Uptempo Wheat, Puma NTRVL collaboration with Jeff Staple and the Fenty Puma by Rihanna collection for women.

Grand opening activities will run throughout the weekend with giveaways, brand takeovers from Nike on Saturday and adidas on Sunday as well as shoe cleanings from Jason Markk. Additionally, Winner’s Circle members that spend $75 during the weekend will receive a $15 reward. Finish Line will also offer a Jason Markk gift with any full priced footwear purchase. Alongside Del Amo, shoppers can find these special offers all weekend at the following Southern California locations:

  • Lakewood Center (Lakewood)
  • Los Cerritos (Cerritos)
  • Mainplace (Santa Ana)
  • Northridge Fashion Center (Northridge)
  • Outlets at Orange (Orange)
  • Panorama Mall (Panorama City)
  • Plaza West Covina (West Covina)
  • Stonewood Center (Downey)
  • The Shops at Montebello (Montebello)
  • Westfield Culver City (Culver City)
  • Westfield Topanga (Canoga Park)
  • Westminster Mall (Westminster)

Through Finish Line’s customer loyalty program, select Winner’s Circle members and influencers will receive an exclusive first-look of the store Friday evening with entertainment, shoe cleanings and gift bags filled with Finish Line, adidas, Jason Markk and Crep branded products. All Winner's Circle members can live-stream the grand opening event and view exclusive product drops exclusively through the Finish Line App that evening.

Stay up-to-date with all things Finish Line, including store openings, by following the company’s blog, Twitter, Facebook and Snapchat accounts.

About The Finish Line, Inc.

The Finish Line, Inc. is a premium retailer that carries the latest and greatest shoes, apparel and accessories. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Finish Line runs approximately 950 branded locations in U.S. malls and shops inside Macy’s department stores. Finish Line employs more than 14,000 associates who connect customers to sneaker culture through style and sport. Shop online at www.finishline.com or get access to everything on the Finish Line app. Also keep track of what’s fresh by following Finish Line on Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter.

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All of these forward-looking statements are subject to risks, management assumptions and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated by the relevant forward-looking 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 macroeconomic 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 with other local, regional, and national retailers, as well as many of its own suppliers; 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 circumstances.

Source: The Finish Line, Inc.

The Finish Line, Inc.
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