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Dr. Hans Friderichs Appointed Chairman of Supervisory Board of adidas AG

November 08, 2007

Herzogenaurach, November 8, 2007 – adidas AG announces that at yesterday's Supervisory Board meeting Dr. Hans Friderichs (76), Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board, was appointed Chairman of the Supervisory Board with immediate effect. Henri Filho (76) has resigned from his office as Supervisory Board Chairman and left the Supervisory Board for personal reasons. 

The Supervisory Board also appointed Igor Landau (63) as additional Deputy Chairman. Fritz Kammerer (61) remains in office as Deputy Chairman. Dr. Stefan Jentzsch (46), member of the Executive Board of Dresdner Bank AG, elected as substitute member by the shareholders at the Annual General Meeting in May 2004, now becomes a member of the Supervisory Board.

The members of the Supervisory Board and the Executive Board of adidas AG thank Henri Filho for his many years of dedication and commitment to the benefit of the Group and wish him all the best for the future. The Executive Board looks forward to continuing its successful cooperation with the Supervisory Board under the chairmanship of Dr. Hans Friderichs.