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Finish Line appoints Schneider interim cfo


INDIANAPOLIS The Finish Line has announced that Steven J. Schneider, coo, has been appointed to the additional role of interim cfo, effective Nov. 26. He succeeds Kevin Wampler, who is leaving to pursue a similar position at another company. Wampler will remain with the company through Nov. 25 to help ensure a smooth transition. Finish Line has initiated a search to identify qualified candidates to fill the cfo position on a permanent basis.

"On behalf of The Finish Line's board and management, I would like to thank Kevin for his contributions to our company," stated ceo Alan H. Cohen. "His guidance has supported the successful development of our operations and the deep team that we have in place in our finance and accounting organization. While we will miss him, we know that Kevin looks forward to taking on new opportunities, and we wish him all the best in his new position.

"As our fiscal second quarter results demonstrate, our business is performing well despite the challenging retail environment. We appreciate that Steve will again serve as cfo in this interim role as we move forward to maintain the momentum and further capitalize on our strengths," continued Cohen. "Supported by a strong team ... I know that Steve's financial expertise and knowledge of the company will help ensure a seamless transition until a permanent successor is appointed."

Schneider has served as Finish Line's coo since October 2003. As previously announced, he also will be appointed president of the company, effective Dec. 1. Schneider joined Finish Line in April 1989 as vp of finance and cfo.

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