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Voting Rights Notifications

Publications pursuant to § 40 sec. 1 WpHG

Pursuant to §§ 33 et seq. of the German Securities Trading Act (Wertpapierhandelsgesetz - WpHG), any person whose shareholding in an issuer reaches, exceeds or falls below 3%, 5%, 10%, 15%, 20%, 25%, 30%, 50% or 75% of the voting rights by purchase, sale or by any other means shall, without undue delay, at the latest within four trading days, notify this to the Issuer and simultaneously to the Supervisory Authority (BaFin).

The nominal capital of adidas AG relevant for the calculation of the thresholds currently amounts to € 200,416,186 and is divided into 200,416,186 registered no-par-value shares.

Please use the following e-mail address for any notifications or send us a fax at +49 9132 84-3219:


Pursuant to § 40 section 1 WpHG, the Issuer is then required to publish such notification without undue delay within certain stipulated deadlines on a Europe-wide basis. This is published via DGAP (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ad-hoc-Publizität mbH).

The investors having reported exceeding of thresholds pursuant to § 33 WpHG are listed in the table below:

Date of threshold

Company Stake DGAP
Dec. 28, 2018 BlackRock, Inc. 5.49% See notification1

Dec. 3, 2018



Dec. 3, 2018



Nov. 19, 2018

Ségolène Gallienne



Gérald Frère 



The Desmarais Family Residuary Trust








See notification



See notification



See notification

Dec. 16, 2016 Elian Corporate Trustee (Cayman) Limited 5.71% See notification
May 12, 2016 FMR LLC 5.31% See notification
July 22, 2015 Capital Research and Management Company 3.02% See notification
July 22, 2015 The Capital Group Companies, Inc. 3.02% See notification

1 As of December 2018.

Please find our publications from the financial year 2014 up to and including 2018 here: