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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

DGAP Voting Rights Announcement: adidas AG

2016-03-29 / 11:45
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.


Notification of Major Holdings

1. Details of issuer
adidas AG
Adi-Dassler-Straße 1
91074 Herzogenaurach
Germany

2. Reason for notification
X Acquisition/disposal of shares with voting rights
  Acquisition/disposal of instruments
  Change of breakdown of voting rights
X Other reason:
Exercise of rights under financial instruments

3. Details of person subject to the notification obligation
Name: City and country of registered office:
Elian Corporate Trustee (Cayman) Limited Grand Cayman
Cayman Islands

4. Names of shareholder(s)
holding directly 3% or more voting rights, if different from 3.
NNS Luxembourg S.à r.l.

5. Date on which threshold was crossed or reached
22 March 2016

6. Total positions
  % of voting rights attached to shares
(total of 7.a.)
% of voting rights through instruments
(total of 7.b.1 + 7.b.2)
total of both in %
(7.a. + 7.b.)
total number of voting rights of issuer
Resulting situation 3.0000002 % 4.00 % 7.00 % 209216186
Previous notification 1.74 % 4.26 % 6.00 % /

7. Notified details of the resulting situation
a. Voting rights attached to shares (Sec.s 21, 22 WpHG)
ISIN absolute in %
  direct
(Sec. 21 WpHG)
indirect
(Sec. 22 WpHG)
direct
(Sec. 21 WpHG)
indirect
(Sec. 22 WpHG)
DE000A1EWWW0 6276486 % 3.0000002 %
Total 6276486 3.0000002 %

b.1. Instruments according to Sec. 25 para. 1 No. 1 WpHG
Type of instrument Expiration or maturity date Exercise or conversion period Voting rights absolute Voting rights in %
OTC European Call 20.09.2016 300000 0.1434 %
OTC European Call 22.09.2016 300000 0.1434 %
OTC European Call 23.09.2016 300000 0.1434 %
OTC European Call 28.09.2016 264624 0.1265 %
    Total 1164624 0.5567 %

b.2. Instruments according to Sec. 25 para. 1 No. 2 WpHG
Type of instrument Expiration or maturity date Exercise or conversion period Cash or physical settlement Voting rights absolute Voting rights in %
OTC European Put 18.04.2016 Both 192181 0.0919 %
OTC European Put 19.04.2016 Both 192181 0.0919 %
OTC European Put 20.04.2016 Both 192181 0.0919 %
OTC European Put 21.04.2016 Both 160000 0.0765 %
OTC European Put 22.04.2016 Both 160000 0.0765 %
OTC European Put 25.04.2016 Both 160000 0.0765 %
OTC European Put 26.04.2016 Both 192181 0.0919 %
OTC European Put 27.04.2016 Both 160000 0.0765 %
OTC European Put 28.04.2016 Both 160000 0.0765 %
OTC European Put 29.04.2016 Both 160000 0.0765 %
OTC European Put 02.05.2016 Both 80000 0.0382 %
OTC European Put 02.05.2016 Both 80000 0.0382 %
OTC European Put 03.05.2016 Both 80000 0.0382 %
OTC European Put 03.05.2016 Both 80000 0.0382 %
OTC European Put 04.05.2016 Both 80000 0.0382 %
OTC European Put 04.05.2016 Both 80000 0.0382 %
OTC European Put 05.05.2016 Both 192181 0.0919 %
OTC European Put 06.05.2016 Both 192181 0.0919 %
OTC European Put 19.05.2016 Both 225000 0.1075 %
OTC European Put 20.05.2016 Both 225000 0.1075 %
OTC European Put 23.05.2016 Both 225000 0.1075 %
OTC European Put 24.05.2016 Both 225000 0.1075 %
OTC European Put 25.05.2016 Both 225000 0.1075 %
OTC European Put 26.05.2016 Both 225000 0.1075 %
OTC European Put 27.05.2016 Both 225000 0.1075 %
OTC European Put 30.05.2016 Both 225000 0.1075 %
OTC European Put 31.05.2016 Both 300000 0.1434 %
OTC European Put 01.12.2016 Both 250000 0.1195 %
OTC European Put 02.12.2016 Both 250000 0.1195 %
OTC European Put 23.01.2017 Both 300000 0.1434 %
OTC European Put 24.01.2017 Both 300000 0.1434 %
OTC European Put 25.01.2017 Both 300000 0.1434 %
OTC European Put 26.01.2017 Both 300000 0.1434 %
OTC European Put 16.03.2017 Both 270313 0.1292 %
OTC European Put 20.03.2017 Both 270313 0.1292 %
OTC European Put 22.03.2017 Both 270313 0.1292 %
      Total 7204024 3.4433 %

8. Information in relation to the person subject to the notification obligation
  Person subject to the notification obligation is not controlled and does itself not control any other undertaking(s) holding directly or indirectly an interest in the (underlying) issuer (1.).
X Full chain of controlled undertakings starting with the ultimate controlling natural person or legal entity:

Name % of voting rights (if at least held 3% or more) % of voting rights through instruments (if at least held 5% or more) Total of both (if at least held 5% or more)
Elian Corporate Trustee (Cayman) Limited % % %
NNS Holding % % %
NNS Luxembourg S.à r.l. 3.0000002 % % %

9. In case of proxy voting according to Sec. 22 para. 3 WpHG

Date of general meeting:
Holding position after general meeting: % (equals voting rights)



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