This excerpt taken from the NKE 10-K filed Jul 27, 2009.
No Entitlement or Claims for Compensation. This provision supplements Section 9 of the Agreement:
By accepting the Options, the Optionee understands and agrees that any modification of the Plan or the Agreement or its termination shall not constitute a change or impairment of the terms and conditions of employment.
Policy Statement. The invitation the Company is making under the Plan is unilateral and discretionary and, therefore, the Company reserves the absolute right to amend it and discontinue it at any time without any liability.
The Company, with registered offices at One Bowerman Drive, Beaverton OR, 97005, U.S.A., is solely responsible for the administration of the Plan and participation in the Plan and, in the Optionees case, the acquisition of shares does not, in any way, establish an employment relationship between the Optionee and the Company since the Optionee is participating in the Plan on a wholly commercial basis and the sole employer is NIKE de Mexico S.A. de C.V., Ontario 1107, Col. Providencia, C.P. 44630, Guadalajara, Mexico, CP 44620, nor does it establish any rights between the Optionee and the Employer.