EANS-Voting Rights: adidas AG / Release according to article 26, section 1 WpHG (Securities Trading Act) with the aim of Europe-wide distribution

Notification of voting rights transmitted by euro adhoc. The issuer is responsible for the content of this announcement.

Announcement according to Article 21, Section 1 of the WpHG (share)

Person/company obliged to make the notification:
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Name: BlackRock Advisors Holdings, Inc.
Place: New York, NY
State: USA

BlackRock Advisors Holdings, Inc., New York, NY, USA, notified us pursuant to article 21 section 1 WpHG on May 4, 2012 that the percentage of voting rights held by them in adidas AG (ISIN DE000A1EWWW0), Adi-Dassler-Strasse 1, 91074 Herzogenaurach, has fallen below the threshold of 3% on April 30, 2012 and on this date amounted to 2.89% (6,055,777 shares with voting rights).

2.89% (6,055,777 shares with voting rights) of these voting rights are to be attributed to BlackRock Advisors Holdings, Inc. pursuant to article 22 section 1 sentence 1 no. 6 WpHG in connection with article 22 section 1 sentence 2 WpHG.

Herzogenaurach, May 9, 2012

adidas AG
The Executive Board

end of announcement euro adhoc

issuer: adidas AG
Adi-Dassler-Str. 1
D-91074 Herzogenaurach
phone: +49 (0)9132 84-0
FAX: +49 (0)9132 84-2241
mail: investor.relations@adidas-Group.com
WWW: http://www.adidas-Group.de
sector: Recreational & Sports goods
ISIN: DE000A1EWWW0
indexes: DAX, CDAX, HDAX, Prime All Share
stockmarkets: free trade: Hannover, Berlin, München, Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Stuttgart, regulated dealing/prime standard: Frankfurt language: English

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