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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.

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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 (as of January 2021):


Date of threshold

Company Stake DGAP

Sep. 3, 2020

BlackRock, Inc.


See notification

Jan. 6, 2021

Ségolène Gallienne


See notification

Jan. 6, 2021 Gérald Frère  6.84% See notification
Nov 30, 2020 The Desmarais Family Residuary Trust 6.89% See notification

Jan. 27, 2020



See notification

Dec. 16, 2016 Elian Corporate Trustee (Cayman) Limited 5.71% 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


Please find our publications from the financial year 2013 up to and including 2021 here:

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Publications pursuant to § 40 sec. 1 WpHG