Adidas AG

EANS-Adhoc: adidas AG
adidas Group announces preliminary half year sales and earnings

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ad-hoc disclosure pursuant to section 15 of the WpHG transmitted by euro adhoc with the aim of a Europe-wide distribution. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 6-month report 22.07.2010 Herzogenaurach - In line with adhoc regulations stipulated by §15 WpHG (German Securities Trading Act), Management is providing preliminary half year and second quarter figures which are materially above market expectations. In the first half of 2010, Group revenues increased 7% on a currency-neutral basis or 11% in euro terms to EUR 5.6 billion. In the second quarter, adidas Group sales increased 11% currency-neutral or 19% in euro terms to EUR 2.9 billion. Net income attributable to shareholders reached EUR 295 million (2009: EUR 13 million) in the first six months and EUR 126 million in the second quarter (2009: EUR 9 million). Diluted earnings per share amounted to EUR 1.41 for the half year (2009: EUR 0.10) and EUR 0.60 for the quarter (2009: EUR 0.06), respectively. More detail on the Group´s performance in the first half and outlook for the remainder of the year will be given with the publication of quarterly results on August 4, 2010. end of announcement euro adhoc -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ots Originaltext: Adidas AG Im Internet recherchierbar: Further inquiry note: Cornelia Metzger Reporting Manager Telefon: +49-9132-84 3824 Email: Branche: Recreational & Sports goods ISIN: DE0005003404 WKN: 500340 Index: DAX, CDAX, HDAX, Prime All Share Börsen: Frankfurt / regulated dealing/prime standard Berlin / free trade Hamburg / free trade Stuttgart / free trade Düsseldorf / free trade Hannover / free trade München / free trade

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