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Nike co-founder Knight will step down as chairman

Nike co-founder Knight will step down as chairman

Nike Chairman Phil Knight plans to step down, and says he wants President and CEO Mark Parker to succeed him. Nike Inc. says it expects to name a new chairman in 2016, but no specific date was set for Knight's departure. Knight, 76, says he plans to stay involved with the company. Phil Knight co-founded Nike and has been a director of the footwear and athletic apparel and equipment maker since 1968. Parker has been Nike's president and CEO since 2006. Knight also says he will transfer most of his Nike stock to a limited liability company called Swoosh LLC. The directors of the company will be Knight himself, Parker, and Nike directors Alan Graf and John Donahoe. On Tuesday...

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