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Nike confirms departure of 4 more executives

Anne d'Innocenzio, AP Retail Writer

NEW YORK (AP) -- Four more Nike executives have left the sportswear company amid its efforts to overhaul workplace culture.

They are Helen Kim, vice president of Nike East for North America; Simon Pestridge, global vice president of marketing for performance categories; Steve Lesnard, the head of running in North America and Tommy Kain, Nike's director of sports marketing.

Nike spokesman Greg Rossiter confirmed the departures but declined to say why they were leaving

The departures follow the exits of several other executives including a vice president of diversity and inclusion.

In March, Nike's CEO Mark Parker reportedly sent a memo to employees regarding inappropriate workplace behavior and plans to overhaul its leadership.

That included the resignation of Trevor Edwards, seen as Parker's successor, and the exit of another executive, Jayme Martin.

Nike is the latest thrust into a movement that has spread after reports of sexual harassment allegations against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein.