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Notification

adidas AG: Release according to Article 26, Section 1 of the WpHG [the German Securities Trading Act] with the objective of Europe-wide distribution

adidas AG 

22.10.2014 09:00

Dissemination of a Voting Rights Announcement, transmitted by
DGAP - a service of EQS Group AG.
The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.
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Notification of voting rights pursuant to Art. 25a, Sec. 1 WpHG
We received the following notifications pursuant to Art. 25a, Sec. 1 WpHG
on October 20, 2014:

I. BlackRock, Inc., New York, NY, USA 

1. Listed company:
adidas AG 
Adi-Dassler-Straße 1, 91074 Herzogenaurach, Germany 

2. Notifier:
BlackRock, Inc., New York, NY, USA

3. Triggering event:
Exceeding Threshold 

4. Threshold(s) crossed or reached:
5% 

5. Date at which the threshold is crossed or reached:
16.10.2014 

6. Total amount of voting rights:
5.20% (equals 10882576 voting rights) 
calculated from the following total number of voting rights issued:
209216186

7. Detailed information on the voting rights proportion: 

Voting rights proportion based on financial/other instruments pursuant to
Art. 25a, Sec. 1 WpHG:
0.001% (equals 2374 voting rights) 
thereof held indirectly:
0.001% (equals 2374 voting rights) 

Voting rights proportion based on financial/other instruments pursuant to
sec. 25 WpHG:
0.12% (equals 255444 voting rights) 
thereof held indirectly:
0.12% (equals 255444 voting rights) 

Voting rights pursuant to sec. 21, 22 WpHG:
5.08% (equals 10624758 voting rights) 

8. Detailed information on financial/other instruments pursuant to Art.
25a, Sec. 1 WpHG:

Chain of controlled undertakings:
BlackRock, Holdco 2, Inc., BlackRock Financial Management, Inc., BlackRock
Holdco 4, LLC, BlackRock Holdco 6, LLC, BlackRock Delaware Holdings, Inc.,
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, National Association

ISIN or name/description of the financial/other instrument: Contract for
Difference
Maturity: 
Expiration date:


II. BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc., Wilmington, DE, USA 

1. Listed company:
adidas AG 
Adi-Dassler-Straße 1, 91074 Herzogenaurach, Germany 

2. Notifier:
BlackRock Holdco 2, Inc., Wilmington, DE, USA

3. Triggering event:
Exceeding Threshold 

4. Threshold(s) crossed or reached:
5% 

5. Date at which the threshold is crossed or reached:
16.10.2014 

6. Total amount of voting rights:
5.11% (equals 10696028 voting rights) 
calculated from the following total number of voting rights issued:
209216186

7. Detailed information on the voting rights proportion: 

Voting rights proportion based on financial/other instruments pursuant to
Art. 25a, Sec. 1 WpHG:
0.001% (equals 2374 voting rights) 
thereof held indirectly:
0.001% (equals 2374 voting rights) 

Voting rights proportion based on financial/other instruments pursuant to
sec. 25 WpHG:
0.12% (equals 255444 voting rights) 
thereof held indirectly:
0.12% (equals 255444 voting rights) 

Voting rights pursuant to sec. 21, 22 WpHG:
4.99% (equals 10438210 voting rights) 

8. Detailed information on financial/other instruments pursuant to Art.
25a, Sec. 1 WpHG:

Chain of controlled undertakings:
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc., BlackRock Holdco 4, LLC, BlackRock
Holdco 6, LLC, BlackRock Delaware Holdings, Inc., BlackRock Institutional
Trust Company, National Association

ISIN or name/description of the financial/other instrument: Contract for
Difference
Maturity: 
Expiration date:


III. BlackRock Financial Management, Inc., New York, NY, USA 

1. Listed company:
adidas AG 
Adi-Dassler-Straße 1, 91074 Herzogenaurach, Germany 

2. Notifier:
BlackRock Financial Management, Inc., New York, NY, USA

3. Triggering event:
Exceeding Threshold 

4. Threshold(s) crossed or reached:
5% 

5. Date at which the threshold is crossed or reached:
16.10.2014 

6. Total amount of voting rights:
5.10% (equals 10679431 voting rights) 
calculated from the following total number of voting rights issued:
209216186

7. Detailed information on the voting rights proportion: 

Voting rights proportion based on financial/other instruments pursuant to
Art. 25a, Sec. 1 WpHG:
0.001% (equals 2374 voting rights) 
thereof held indirectly:
0.001% (equals 2374 voting rights) 

Voting rights proportion based on financial/other instruments pursuant to
sec. 25 WpHG:
0.12% (equals 255444 voting rights) 
thereof held indirectly:
0.12% (equals 255444 voting rights) 

Voting rights pursuant to sec. 21, 22 WpHG:
4.98% (equals 10421613 voting rights) 

8. Detailed information on financial/other instruments pursuant to Art.
25a, Sec. 1 WpHG:

Chain of controlled undertakings:
BlackRock Holdco 4, LLC, BlackRock Holdco 6, LLC, BlackRock Delaware
Holdings, Inc., BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, National Association

ISIN or name/description of the financial/other instrument: Contract for
Difference
Maturity: 
Expiration date:



22.10.2014 The DGAP Distribution Services include Regulatory Announcements,
Financial/Corporate News and Press Releases.
Media archive at www.dgap-medientreff.de and www.dgap.de

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Language:     English
Company:      adidas AG
              Adi-Dassler-Straße 1
              91074 Herzogenaurach
              Germany
Internet:     www.adidas-group.com
 
End of Announcement                             DGAP News-Service
 
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