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Foot Locker names Richard A. Johnson CEO

Richard A. JohnsonFoot Locker, a sportswear and footwear retailer, elected Richard A. Johnson as its president and chief executive officer, to the additional position of chairman of the board.
Mr. Johnson joined Foot Locker in 1997, when the Company acquired Eastbay, where he had been on the senior leadership team. He has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Foot Locker, Inc. since December 1, 2014.

Prior to that, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company since May 2012. He previously led all of the Company's major businesses in the United States, International, and Direct-to-Customer. He is also currently a Director of H&R Block, Inc.

Mr. Johnson is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire.

The Board of Directors also elected Dona D. Young as Lead Director.

Ms. Young spent nearly 30 years with The Phoenix Companies, Inc., retiring in 2009 as Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer. She has been a Director of Foot Locker, Inc. since 2001 and has been Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee since 2010.

Ms. Young has served on the boards of several other public companies. She is a faculty member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Board Advisory Services. She was a 2012 Advanced Leadership Fellow at Harvard University and an NACD Board Leadership Fellow in 2013. She was named to the NACD Directorship 100 for 2015.

 

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