NIKE, Inc., incorporated on September 8, 1969, is engaged in the design, development, marketing and selling of athletic footwear, apparel, equipment, accessories and services. The Company sells its products to retail accounts, through NIKE-owned retail stores and Internet Websites (which the Company refers to as its Direct to Consumer or DTC operations), and through a mix of independent distributors and licensees throughout the world. All of the Company's products are manufactured by independent contractors. The Company's all footwear and apparel products are produced outside the United States, while equipment products are produced both in the United States and abroad. The Company operates in North America, Western Europe, Central & Eastern Europe, Greater China, Japan and Emerging Markets.