Nine Months 2007 Results:
Net income attributable to shareholders up 22% in the third quarter. Q3 gross margin increases strongly by 3.6 percentage points to 48.6%. Adidas currency-neutral backlogs increase 16%, highest growth rate in over nine years.
1- Currency-neutral Group sales increase 5% in the first nine months
2- First nine months net income attributable to shareholders grows 13%
3= Reebok currency-neutral backlogs down 2% versus prior year with strong sequential improvement in footwear
4-Full year guidance reconfirmed