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2008

Annual General Meeting 2008

The 2008 Annual General Meeting of adidas AG was held on May 8, 2008 at the Stadthalle Fuerth, Fuerth/Bavaria, Germany.

The Annual General Meeting of adidas AG was attended by approximately 573 shareholders and shareholder representatives as well as by around 128 guests. At the time the presence was announced, 52.98 percent of the nominal capital were represented at the Annual General Meeting.

The shareholders amongst others resolved to pay out a dividend of 0,50 € per share. The dividend amounting to a total of 100,764,480.00 € was paid out on May 9, 2008.

All resolutions proposed by the Executive Board and the Supervisory Board were passed with the required majority. No countermotions were received.

Below please find the speech of the Chief Executive Officer Mr. Herbert Hainer with presentation slides, the complete voting results as well as further documents relating to the event.

Speech and further documents relating to the event

Attendance and Voting Results

The Annual General Meeting of adidas AG was attended by approximately 573 shareholders and shareholder representatives.

At the time of voting on the agenda items 2 to 9, 104,972,807 no-par-value shares with the same amount of votes were represented at the Annual General Meeting. This corresponds to 52.98% of the nominal capital.

Voting Results

[1] Presentation of the adopted Annual Financial Statements of adidas AG and of the approved Consolidated Financial Statements as of December 31, 2007, of the Management Report of adidas AG and of the Group Management Report as well as of the Supervisory Board Report for the fiscal year 2007
No vote carried out on this agenda item

[2] Resolution on the appropriation of retained earnings
Yes: 104,314,878 (= 99.94%)
No: 67,657
Abstention: 590,272

[3] Resolution on the ratification of the actions of the Executive Board for the fiscal year 2007
Yes: 104,401,041 (= 99.61%)
No: 410,349
Abstention: 152,801

[4] Resolution on the ratification of the actions of the Supervisory Board for the fiscal year 2007
Yes: 99,705,856 (= 99.59%)
No: 410,545
Abstention: 152,486

[5] Resolution regarding the amendment of § 18 section 3 (Remuneration of the Members of a Supervisory Board Committee) of the Articles of Association
Yes: 104,311,274 (= 99.90%)
No: 108,655
Abstention: 552,878

[6] Resolution on the cancellation of the authorized capital pursuant to § 4 section 3 of the Articles of Association, on the creation of a new Authorized Capital 2008 together with the authorization to exclude subscription rights as well as on the respective amendment to the Articles of Association
Yes: 103,703,554 (= 98.86%)
No: 1,199,852
Abstention: 69,401

[7] Resolution granting the authorization to repurchase and use the Company's treasury shares pursuant to § 71 section 1 no. 8 AktG including the cancellation of shares, while revoking the existing authorization
Yes: 103,200,519 (= 98.94%)
No: 1,108,214
Abstention: 664,074

[8] Resolution granting the authorization to use equity derivatives in connection with the acquisition of treasury shares pursuant to § 71 section 1 no. 8 AktG while excluding shareholders' tender and subscription rights
Yes: 103,023,907 (= 99.15%)
No: 886,243
Abstention: 1,062,657

[9] Appointment of the Auditor and the Group Auditor for the fiscal year 2008
Yes: 104,357,062 (= 99.62%)
No: 393,442
Abstention: 222,303

 

Invitation incl. Agenda and related documents