The Finish Line, Inc. and Genesco Inc. announced that the Federal Trade Commission has granted early termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, in connection with the companies' pending combination.

The transaction remains subject to approval by Genesco shareholders and the satisfaction of closing conditions as set forth in the merger agreement. As previously announced, the transaction is expected to close in the Fall of 2007.