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Nike Realigns EMEA, Asia Pacific Management

APRIL 21, 2004 -- Eunan McLaughlin, 46, currently CP of Nike's Asia Pacific region, will become VP/Europe, Middle East and Africa region (EMEA), succeeding Frits van Paasschen, who is leaving the company. Nike's VP/global operations and technology, Roland Wolfram, 44, will become VP/Asia Pacific region. Hans van Alebeek, 38, VP/global operations, will succeed Wolfram.

"These changes reflect the depth of our global management talent, and will solidly position us for further growth around the world," said Nike Brand president Charlie Denson. "Our international business, which has grown 33% during the past three years and accounted for half of our total 2003 fiscal year revenue, is a critical component to our overall growth."

A native of Ireland, McLaughlin joined Nike in 1998 as director of EMEA sales and was named VP/global sales in 2000. He became VP/Asia Pacific in May 2001. Under his direction, the Asia Pacific region has recorded seven consecutive quarters of double-digit revenue growth. Previously, he spent 12 years with Mars Inc. in a series of finance, marketing and sales management positions. He received his degree in business studies from Trinity College in Dublin and is a chartered accountant.

Wolfram joined Nike in 1998 as VP/global strategic planning and became VP/global operations and technology in 1999. Before joining Nike, Wolfram spent five years with McKinsey and Co. and five years with SBC/Pacific Telesis. He received his B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland and his M.B.A. degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Van Alebeek, a native of The Netherlands, joined Nike in 1999 as director of operations for the EMEA region and was named VP/operations and administration for the region in September 2001. He relocated to Nike's world headquarters in September 2003 to lead the company's supply chain initiatives. Prior to joining Nike, he spent six years with McKinsey and Co. He received his econometrics degree from VU Amsterdam and his M.B.A. degree from UCLA.



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