Press Release May 02, 2013

Goodwin Procter Advises NIKE in $1 Billion Bond Offering

Goodwin Procter recently advised client NIKE, Inc. (NYSE: NKE) in its issuance of $1 billion in aggregate principal amount of notes in an underwritten public offering. Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated acted as representatives for the several underwriters in connection with the transaction.

Based in Beaverton, Oregon, NIKE is the largest seller of athletic footwear and athletic apparel in the world, measured by global revenues.

The deal team for this transaction was led by James Barri and included Mitzi Chang and Milena Tantcheva, with invaluable assistance from Janet Andolina and Diana Myers with respect to tax matters and Ettore Santucci with respect to securities matters.

Coverage of the offering included articles in Bloomberg, the Portland Business Journal and The Wall Street Journal (subscription required).