The move is part of plans announced by Adidas earlier this year to return up to 9 billion euros to its shareholders in the next five years, through dividend payouts of between 30% and 50% of net income from continuing operations, along with share buybacks.
Adidas last month raised its 2021 sales forecast as it expects a resumption of big sporting events to drive demand.
Shares in Adidas were up 2.5% after the news.
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(Reporting by Emma Thomasson; Editing by Madeline Chambers)