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This excerpt taken from the FL DEF 14A filed Apr 9, 2009.

Audit Committee Report

In accordance with the charter adopted by the Board of Directors, the Audit Committee assists the Board in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities in the areas of the Company’s accounting policies and practices and financial reporting. The Committee has responsibility for appointing the independent accountants and internal auditors. The Company’s management is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over financial reporting.

The Audit Committee consists of five independent directors, as independence is defined under the rules of The New York Stock Exchange. All of the Committee members meet the expertise requirements under the rules of The New York Stock Exchange.

The Audit Committee held nine meetings in 2008. At its meetings during 2008, the Committee discussed with management, KPMG LLP, the Company’s independent registered public accountants, and the Company’s internal auditors the assessment of the Company’s internal control over financial reporting. The Committee also discussed with KPMG its attestation report and opinion on the Company’s internal control over financial reporting contained in the Company’s 2008 Annual Report on Form 10-K.

The Audit Committee reviewed and discussed with management and KPMG the audited financial statements for the 2008 fiscal year, which ended January 31, 2009. The Committee also discussed with KPMG the matters required to be discussed by Statement on Auditing Standards No. 61, as amended (AICPA, Professional Standards, Vol. 1, AU Section 380), as adopted by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board in Rule 3200T. The Audit Committee, both with and without management present, discussed and reviewed the results of KPMG’s examination of the financial statements and the overall quality of the Company’s financial reporting.

The Audit Committee obtained from KPMG the written disclosures and the letter required by applicable requirements of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board regarding the independent accountant’s communications with the Audit Committee concerning independence, and has discussed with KPMG its independence and any relationships that may affect its objectivity. The Audit Committee also considered whether the non-audit services provided by KPMG to the Company are compatible with maintaining KPMG’s independence. The Committee has satisfied itself that KPMG is independent.

Based on the review and discussions referred to above, the Audit Committee recommended to the Board of Directors that the audited financial statements be included in Foot Locker’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the 2008 fiscal year.

 

 

 

 

 

Nicholas DiPaolo, Chair

 

 

Jarobin Gilbert Jr.

 

 

Matthew M. McKenna
David Y. Schwartz

 

 

Dona D. Young

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This excerpt taken from the FL DEF 14A filed Apr 10, 2008.

Audit Committee Report

In accordance with the charter adopted by the Board of Directors, the Audit Committee assists the Board in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities in the areas of the Company’s accounting policies and practices and financial reporting. The Committee has responsibility for appointing the independent accountants and internal auditors. The Company’s management is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over financial reporting.

The Audit Committee consists of five independent directors, as independence is defined under the rules of The New York Stock Exchange. All of the Committee members meet the expertise requirements under the rules of The New York Stock Exchange.

The Audit Committee held eight meetings in 2007. At its meetings during 2007, the Committee discussed with management, KPMG LLP, the Company’s independent registered public accountants, and the Company’s internal auditors the assessment of the Company’s internal control over financial reporting. The Committee also discussed with KPMG its attestation report and opinion on the Company’s internal control over financial reporting contained in the Company’s 2007 Annual Report on Form 10-K.

The Audit Committee reviewed and discussed with management and KPMG the audited financial statements for the 2007 fiscal year, which ended February 2, 2008. The Committee also discussed with KPMG the matters required to be discussed by Statement on Auditing Standards No. 61, as amended, “Communication with Audit Committees” and, with and without management present, discussed and reviewed the results of KPMG’s examination of the financial statements and the overall quality of the Company’s financial reporting.

The Audit Committee obtained from KPMG the written disclosures and the letter required by Independence Standards Board Standard No. 1 “Independence Discussions with Audit Committees” and discussed with KPMG any relationships that may affect its objectivity. The Audit Committee also considered whether the non-audit services provided by KPMG to the Company are compatible with maintaining KPMG’s independence. The Committee has satisfied itself that KPMG is independent.

Based on the review and discussions referred to above, the Audit Committee recommended to the Board of Directors that the audited financial statements be included in Foot Locker’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the 2007 fiscal year.

Nicholas DiPaolo, Chair
Jarobin Gilbert Jr.
Matthew M. McKenna
David Y. Schwartz
Dona D. Young

56


This excerpt taken from the FL DEF 14A filed Apr 17, 2007.

Audit Committee Report

In accordance with the charter adopted by the Board of Directors, the Audit Committee assists the Board in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities in the areas of the Company’s accounting policies and practices and financial reporting. The Committee has responsibility for appointing the independent accountants and internal auditors.

The Audit Committee consists of six independent directors, as independence is defined under the rules of The New York Stock Exchange. All of the Committee members meet the expertise requirements under the rules of The New York Stock Exchange.

The Company’s management is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over financial reporting. The Committee held ten meetings in 2006. At its meetings during 2006, the Committee discussed with management, KPMG LLP, the Company’s independent registered public accountant, and the Company’s internal auditors the assessment of the Company’s internal control over financial reporting. The Committee also discussed with KPMG its attestation report and opinion on the Company’s internal control over financial reporting contained in the Company’s 2006 Annual Report on Form 10-K.

The Audit Committee reviewed and discussed with management and KPMG the audited financial statements for the 2006 fiscal year, which ended February 3, 2007. The Committee also discussed with KPMG the matters required to be discussed by Statement on Auditing Standards No. 61, as amended, “Communication with Audit Committees” and, with and without management present, discussed and reviewed the results of KPMG’s examination of the financial statements and the overall quality of the Company’s financial reporting.

The Audit Committee obtained from KPMG the written disclosures required by Independence Standards Board Standard No. 1 “Independence Discussions with Audit Committees” and discussed with KPMG any relationships that may affect its objectivity. The Audit Committee also considered whether the non-audit services provided by KPMG to the Company are compatible with maintaining KPMG’s independence. The Committee has satisfied itself that KPMG is independent.

Based on the review and discussions referred to above, the Audit Committee recommended to the Board of Directors that the audited financial statements be included in Foot Locker’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the 2006 fiscal year.

Purdy Crawford, Chair
Nicholas DiPaolo
Jarobin Gilbert Jr.
Matthew M. McKenna
David Y. Schwartz
Dona D. Young

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This excerpt taken from the FL DEF 14A filed Apr 10, 2006.

Audit Committee Report

      In accordance with its charter adopted by the Board of Directors, the Audit Committee assists the Board in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities in the areas of the Company's accounting policies and practices, and financial reporting. The Committee has responsibility for appointing the independent accountants and internal auditors.

      The Audit Committee consists of five independent directors, as independence is defined under the rules of The New York Stock Exchange. All of the Committee members meet the expertise requirements under the rules of The New York Stock Exchange.

      The Company's management is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over financial reporting. At meetings during 2005, the Committee discussed with management, KPMG LLP, the Company's independent registered public accountant, and the Company's internal auditors the assessment of the Company's internal control over financial reporting. The Committee also discussed with KPMG its attestation report and opinion on the Company's internal control over financial reporting contained in the Company's 2005 Annual Report on Form 10-K.

      The Audit Committee reviewed and discussed with management and KPMG the audited financial statements for the 2005 fiscal year, which ended January 28, 2006. The Committee also discussed with KPMG the matters required to be discussed by Statement on Auditing Standards No. 61, as amended, “Communication with Audit Committees” and, with and without management present, discussed and reviewed the results of KPMG's examination of the financial statements and the overall quality of the Company's financial reporting.

      The Audit Committee obtained from KPMG the written disclosures required by Independence Standards Board Standard No. 1 “Independence Discussions with Audit Committees” and discussed with KPMG any relationships that may affect its objectivity. The Audit Committee also considered whether the non-audit services provided by KPMG to the Company are compatible with maintaining KPMG's independence. The Committee has satisfied itself that KPMG is independent.

      Based on the review and discussions referred to above, the Audit Committee recommended to the Board of Directors that the audited financial statements be included in Foot Locker's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the 2005 fiscal year.

                            
Purdy Crawford, Chair
Nicholas DiPaolo
Jarobin Gilbert Jr.
David Y. Schwartz
Dona D. Young

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This excerpt taken from the FL DEF 14A filed Apr 8, 2005.

Audit Committee Report

      In accordance with its charter adopted by the Board of Directors, the Audit Committee assists the Board in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities in the areas of the Company's accounting policies and practices, and financial reporting. The Committee has responsibility for appointing the independent accountants and internal auditors.

      The Audit Committee consists of five independent members, as independence is defined under the rules of The New York Stock Exchange.

      The Company's management is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over financial reporting. At meetings during 2004, the Committee discussed with management, KPMG LLP, the Company's independent registered public accountant, and the Company's internal auditors the assessment of the Company's internal control over financial reporting. The Committee also discussed with KPMG its attestation report and opinion on the Company's internal control over financial reporting contained in the Company's 2004 Annual Report on Form 10-K.

      The Audit Committee reviewed and discussed with management and KPMG the audited financial statements for the 2004 fiscal year, which ended January 29, 2005. The Committee also discussed with KPMG the matters required to be discussed by Statement on Auditing Standards No. 61, as amended, “Communication with Audit Committees” and, with and without management present, discussed and reviewed the results of KPMG's examination of the financial statements and the overall quality of the Company's financial reporting.

      The Audit Committee obtained from KPMG the written disclosures required by Independence Standards Board Standard No. 1 “Independence Discussions with Audit Committees” and discussed with KPMG any relationships that may affect its objectivity. The Audit Committee also considered whether the non-audit services provided by KPMG to the Company are compatible with maintaining KPMG's independence. The Committee has satisfied itself that KPMG is independent.

      Based on the review and discussions referred to above, the Audit Committee recommended to the Board of Directors that the audited financial statements be included in Foot Locker's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the 2004 fiscal year.

                             Purdy Crawford, Chair
Nicholas DiPaolo
Jarobin Gilbert Jr.
David Y. Schwartz
Dona D. Young

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