In our latest ownership analysis conducted in January 2018, we identified almost 100% of our shares outstanding. Institutional investors represent the largest investor group, holding 87% of shares outstanding. Private investors and undisclosed holdings account for 10%. Lastly, adidas AG held 3% of the company’s shares as treasury shares.
In terms of geographical distribution, the North American market currently accounts for 40% of institutional shareholdings, followed by the UK with 18%. Identified German institutional investors hold 11% of shares outstanding. Belgium and France account for 9% and 6%, respectively. 15% of institutional shareholders were identified in other regions of the world.
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.