This excerpt taken from the NKE 10-K filed Jul 27, 2009.
Securities Law Information. The grant of Option under the Plan is considered a private offering in Switzerland and is, therefore, not subject to registration in Switzerland.
Method of Exercise. The following provision supplements Section 2 of the Agreement:
Due to regulatory requirements, the Optionee understands that the Optionee will be restricted to the cashless sell-all method of exercise. To complete a cashless sell-all exercise, the Optionee understands that the Optionee needs to instruct his or her broker to: (i) sell all of the shares issued upon exercise; (ii) use the proceeds to pay the purchase price, brokerage fees and any applicable Tax-Related Items; and (iii) remit the balance in cash to the Optionee. The Optionee will not be permitted to hold shares after exercise. Depending on the development of local laws or the Optionees country of residence, the Company reserves the right to modify the methods of exercising the Option and, in its sole discretion, to permit cash exercise, cashless sell-to cover exercise or any other method of exercise and payment of Tax-Related Items permitted under the Plan.