Distributable profits to shareholders are determined by reference to the retained earnings of adidas AG and calculated under German Commercial Law.
The dividend for 2009 was € 0.35 per share (total amount: € 73 million), approved by the 2010 Annual General Meeting. The Executive Board of adidas AG will propose to shareholders a dividend payment of € 0.80 per dividend-entitled share for the year 2010 to be made from retained earnings of € 368 million reported as at December 31, 2010. The subsequent remaining amount will be carried forward.
209,216,186 dividend-entitled shares exist as at December 31, 2010, which would lead to a dividend payment of € 167 million.