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Shareholder Structure

Based on our share register, we estimate that adidas AG currently has more than 80,000 shareholders.

In our latest ownership analysis conducted in January 2019, we identified almost 100% of our shares outstanding. Institutional investors represent the largest investor group, holding 92% of shares outstanding. Private investors and undisclosed holdings account for 8%. Lastly, adidas AG held 1% of the company’s shares as treasury shares.

Shareholder structure by investor group

In terms of geographical distribution, the North American market currently accounts for 43% of institutional shareholdings, followed by the UK with 21%. Identified German institutional investors hold 10% of shares outstanding. Belgium and France account for 9% and 6%, respectively. 11% of institutional shareholders were identified in other regions of the world.

Shareholder structure by region

Announcements according to article 40, section 1 WpHG (Securities Trading Act)

According to §§ 33 et seq. WpHG, an issuer must be notified if the voting rights of a holder reach, exceed or fall below certain thresholds. These thresholds amount to 3%, 5%, 10%, 15%, 20%, 25%, 30%, 50% and 75% of total shares outstanding.

Pursuant to § 40 sec. 1 WpHG the issuer is obligated to publish according to §§ 33 and 38 WpHG.