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Nike, Inc. Announces New $12 Billion Share Repurchase Program 14 PERCENT INCREASE IN QUARTERLY DIVIDEND AND TWO-FOR-ONE STOCK SPLIT

The following excerpt is from the company's SEC filing.

– NIKE, Inc. (NYSE: NKE) announced today that

its Board of Directors approved a new four-year, $12 billion program to repurchase shares of NIKE’s Class B Common Stock. The Company anticipates that the current $8 billion share repurchase program will be completed before the end of fiscal 2016, and the new program will commence upon the completion of the current program.*

Repurchases under the Company’s new program will be made in open market or privately negotiated transactions in compliance with Securities and Exchange Commission Rule 10b-18, subject to market co nditions, applicable legal requirements, and other relevant factors. This share repurchase plan does not obligate the Company to acquire any particular amount of common stock, and it may be suspended at any time at the Company's discretion. NIKE had approximately 678 million shares of Class B Common Stock outstanding as of November 16, 2015.

“In a growing sports industry, NIKE is the clear leader,” said Mark Parker, President and CEO of NIKE, Inc. “We are built for growth, while also staying committed to creating shareholder value over the long term. We’ve proven it time and again, having returned over $23 billion to shareholders...