Adidas’ executive board has decided a resumption of the company’s dividend payments, subject to approval by the supervisory board and at the annual general meeting of May 12. The says its decision reflects a positive outlook for the current financial year and follows a series of financing measures: it recently obtained strong investment-grade ratings, issued bonds worth €1.5 billion and obtained a syndicated loan of €1.5 billion. The board proposes a dividend of $3.00 per share, resulting in a payout of €585 million. Adidas did not pay dividends last year because it was a condition for obtaining a state loan, which has since been replaid, to help the group through the coronavirus pandemic.