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Governing Law: Oregon     Date: 7/20/2010
Industry: Footwear     Sector: Consumer Cyclical

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Exhibit 10.23




Eric Dean Sprunk (“EMPLOYEE”)


NIKE, Inc., divisions, subsidiaries

and affiliates. (“NIKE”):


A.      This Covenant Not to Compete and Non-Disclosure Agreement is executed upon initial employment or upon the EMPLOYEE’s advancement with NIKE and is a condition of such employment or advancement.

B.      Over the course of EMPLOYEE’s employment with NIKE, EMPLOYEE will be or has been exposed to and/or is in a position to develop confidential information peculiar to NIKE’s business and not generally known to the public as defined below (“Protected Information”). It is anticipated that EMPLOYEE will continue to be exposed to Protected Information of greater sensitivity as EMPLOYEE advances in the company.

C.      The nature of NIKE’s business is highly competitive and disclosure of any Protected Information would result in severe damage to NIKE and be difficult to measure.

D.      NIKE makes use of its Protected Information throughout the world. Protected Information of NIKE can be used to NIKE’s detriment anywhere in the world.


In consideration of the foregoing, and the terms and conditions set forth below, the parties agree as follows:

1.       Covenant Not to Compete .

(a)       Competition Restriction . During EMPLOYEE’s employment by NIKE, under the terms of any employment contract or otherwise, and for one year thereafter, (the “Restriction Period”), EMPLOYEE will not directly or indirectly, own, manage, control, or participate in the ownership,

management or control of, or be employed by, consult for, or be connected in any manner with, any business engaged anywhere in the world in the athletic footwear, athletic apparel or sports equipment and accessories business, or any other business which directly competes with NIKE or any of its parent, subsidiaries or affiliated corporations ( “Competitor”). By way of illustration only , examples of NIKE competitors include, but are not limited to: Adidas, FILA, Reebok, Puma, Champion, Oakley, DKNY, Converse, Asics, Saucony, New Balance, Ralph Lauren/Polo Sport, B.U.M, FUBU, The Gap, Tommy Hilfiger, Umbro, Northface, Venator (Foot lockers), Sports Authority, Columbia Sportswear, Wilson, Mizuno, Callaway Golf and Titleist. This provision is subject to NIKE’s option to waive all or any portion of the Restriction Period as more specifically provided below.

(b)       Extension of Time . In the event EMPLOYEE breaches this covenant not to compete, the Restriction Period shall automatically toll from the date of the first breach, and all subsequent breaches, until the resolution of the breach through private settlement, judicial or other action, including all appeals. The Restriction Period shall continue upon the effective date of any such settlement judicial or other resolution. NIKE shall not be obligated to pay EMPLOYEE the additional compensation described in paragraph 1(d) below during any period of time in which this Agreement is tolled due to EMPLOYEE’s breach. In the event EMPLOYEE receives such additional compensation after any such breach, EMPLOYEE must immediately reimburse NIKE in the amount of all such compensation upon the receipt of a written request by NIKE.

(c)       Waiver of Non-Compete . NIKE has the option, in its sole discretion, to elect to waive all or a portion of the Restriction Period or to limit the definition of Competitor, by giving EMPLOYEE seven (7) days prior notice of such election. In the event all or a portion of the Restriction Period is waived, NIKE shall not be obligated to pay EMPLOYEE for any period of time as to which the covenant not to compete has been waived.

(d)       Additional Consideration . As additional consideration for the covenant not to compete described above, should NIKE terminate EMPLOYEE’s employment and elect to enforce the non-competition agreement, NIKE shall pay EMPLOYEE a monthly payment equal to one hundred percent (100%) of EMPLOYEE’s last monthly base salary while the Restriction Period is in effect. If EMPLOYEE voluntarily terminates employment and NIKE elects to enforce the non-competition agreement, NIKE shall pay EMPLOYEE a monthly severance payment equal to fifty percent (50%) of EMPLOYEE’s last monthly base salary while the Restriction Period is in effect. The first payment to EMPLOYEE of additional consideration shall follow on the next applicable pay period after the election to enforce the non-competition agreement, payable in accordance with NIKE’s payroll practices.

2.       Subsequent Employer . EMPLOYEE agrees to notify NIKE at the time of separation of employment of the name of EMPLOYEE’s new employer, if known. EMPLOYEE further agrees to disclose to NIKE the name of any subsequent employer during the Restriction Period, wherever located and regardless of whether such employer is a competitor of NIKE.

3.       Non-Disclosure Agreement .

(a)       Protected Information Defined . “Protected Information” shall mean all proprietary information, in whatever form and format, of NIKE and all information provided to NIKE by third parties which NIKE is obligated to keep confidential. EMPLOYEE agrees that any and all information to which EMPLOYEE has access concerning NIKE projects and internal NIKE information is Protected Information, whether in verbal form, machine-readable form, written or other tangible form, and whether designate

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