Finish Line Increases Quarterly Cash Dividend

  Finish Line Increases Quarterly Cash Dividend

Business Wire

INDIANAPOLIS -- January 16, 2013

The Finish Line, Inc. (NASDAQ: FINL) announced today that its board of
directors has approved an increase in the company’s quarterly cash dividend
from $0.06 to $0.07 per share of outstanding common stock. The quarterly cash
dividend will be payable March 18, 2013 to shareholders of record as of March
1, 2013.

“We are pleased to announce that our board has authorized this increase in our
quarterly dividend,” said Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Glenn Lyon.
“Finish Line remains dedicated to focusing on our customers, strong brand
partnerships, our omni-channel initiatives, and our continued growth strategy.
With the quarterly dividend and the share repurchase program, we continue to
be committed to direct returns to our shareholders.”

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 650 stores in
malls across the U.S. and employs more than 11,000 sneakerologists who help
customers every day connect with their sport, their life and their style.
Online shopping is available at and mobile shopping is
available at Follow Finish Line on Twitter at and “like” Finish Line on Facebook at

Finish Line also operates, through a venture with Gart Capital Partners, the
Running Specialty Group, including 25 specialty running shops in eight states
and the District of Columbia under The Running Company, Run On! and Road
Runner banners. More information is available at

Forward-Looking Statements
This news release includes statements that are or may be considered
“forward-looking” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of
1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These
forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of words or
phrases such as “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “plan,”
“foresee,” “may,” “should,” “will,” “estimates,” “outlook,” “potential,”
“optimistic,” “confidence,” “continue,” “evolve,” “expand,” “growth” or words
and phrases of similar meaning. Statements that describe objectives, plans or
goals also are forward-looking statements.

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 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); 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.


The Finish Line, Inc.
Media Contact:
Dianna L. Boyce, 317-613-6577
Corporate Communications
Investor Contact:
Ed Wilhelm, 317-613-6914
Chief Financial Officer
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