The following information, valid December 31, 2022, is presented in accordance with Art. 9 p. 1 c) (ii) of the SE Regulation in conjunction with Sections 289a, 315a German Commercial Code (HGB). Details under Sections 289a, 315a HGB which do not apply at PUMA SE are not mentioned.
Composition of the subscribed capital (Sections 289a , 315a  HGB)
On the balance sheet date, subscribed capital totaled € 150,824,640.00 and was divided into 150,824,640 no-par value shares with a proportional amount in the statutory capital of € 1.00 per share. As of the balance sheet date, the Company held 1,065,996 treasury shares.
Shareholdings exceeding 10% of the voting rights (Sections 289a , 315a  HGB)
As of December 31, 2022, there was one shareholding in PUMA SE that exceeded 10% of the voting rights. It was held by the Pinault family via several companies controlled by them (ranked by size of stake held by the Pinault family: Financière Pinault S.C.A., Artémis S.A.S. and Kering S.A.). The shareholding of Kering S.A. in PUMA SE amounted to 3.96% of the share capital according to Kering’s 2022 First-half report from July 27, 2022. The shareholding of Artémis S.A.S. and Kering S.A. together amounts to 32.48% of the share capital.
Statutory provisions and regulations of the Articles of Association on the appointment and dismissal of the members of the Management Board and on amendments to the Articles of Association (Sections 289a , 315a  HGB)
Regarding the appointment and dismissal of the members of the Management Board, reference is made to the applicable statutory requirements of § 84 German Stock Corporation Act (AktG). Moreover, Section 7 of PUMA SE’s Articles of Association stipulates that Management Board shall consist of two members in the minimum; the Supervisory Board determines the number of members in the Management Board. The Supervisory Board may appoint deputy members of the Management Board and appoint a member of the Management Board as chairperson of the Management Board. Members of the Management Board may be dismissed only for good cause, within the meaning of Section 84 of the AktG or if the employment agreement is terminated, for which in each case a resolution must be adopted by the Supervisory Board with a simple majority of the votes cast.
Amendments to the Articles of Association of the Company require a resolution by the Annual General Meeting. Resolutions of the Annual General Meeting require a majority according to Art. 59 SE Regulation and Sections 133, 179   AktG (i.e. a simple majority of votes and a majority of at least three quarters of the share capital represented at the time the resolution is adopted). The Company has not made use of Section 51 SEAG.
Authority of the Management Board to issue or repurchase shares (Sections 289a , 315a  HGB)
The authority of the Management Board to issue shares result from Section 4 of the Articles of Association and from the statutory provisions:
By resolution of the Annual General Meeting on May 5, 2021, the Management Board is authorized, with approval of the Supervisory Board, to increase the share capital of the Company by up to EUR 30,000,000.00 by issuing, once or several times, new no par-value bearer shares against contributions in cash and/or kind until 4 May 2026 (Authorized Capital 2021). In case of capital increases against contributions in cash, the new shares may be acquired by one or several banks, designated by the Management Board, subject to the obligation to offer them to the shareholders for subscription (indirect pre-emption right).
The shareholders shall generally be entitled to pre-emption rights. However, the Management Board shall be authorized with approval of the Supervisory Board, to partially or completely exclude pre-emption rights
The total amount of shares issued or to be issued based upon this authorization while excluding shareholders’ pre-emption rights may neither exceed 10% of the share capital at the time of the authorization becoming effective nor at the time of exercising the authorization; this limit must include all shares which have been disposed of or issued or are to be issued during the term of this authorization based on other authorizations while excluding pre-emption rights or which are to be issued because of an issue of option or convertible bonds during the term of this authorization while excluding pre-emption rights. The Management Board shall be entitled, with approval of the Supervisory Board, to determine the remaining terms of the rights associated with the new shares as well as the conditions of the issuance of shares. The Supervisory Board is entitled to adjust the respective version of the Company’s Articles of Association with regard to the respective use of the Authorized Capital 2021 and after the expiration of the authorization period.
The Management Board of PUMA SE did not make use of the existing Authorized Capital in the current reporting period.
The Annual General Meeting of May 11, 2022 has authorized the Management Board until May 10, 2027 with the approval of the Supervisory Board to issue once or several times, in whole or in part, and at the same time in different tranches bearer and/or registered convertible bonds and/or options and profit-participation rights and/or profit bonds or combinations thereof with or without maturity restrictions in the total nominal amount of up to € 1,500,000,000.00.
The share capital is conditionally increased by up to € 15,082,464.00 by issue of up to 15,082,464 new no-par value bearer shares (Conditional Capital 2022). The conditional capital increase shall only be implemented to the extent that conversion/option rights are exercised, or the conversion/option obligations are performed or tenders are carried out and to the extent that other forms of performance are not applied.
No use has been made of this authorization to date.
Authorization to acquire treasury shares
The Annual General Meeting of May 7, 2020 resolved under agenda item 6 to authorize PUMA SE to acquire and utilize treasury shares until May 6, 2025, including the authorization to sell treasury shares while excluding shareholders' pre-emption rights and the authorization to offer and transfer treasury shares to third parties against non-cash consideration. The authorization from 2020 was extended by resolution of the Annual General Meeting on May 5, 2021 to the effect that the Supervisory Board was authorized to issue treasury shares to members of the Management Board as a component of Management Board remuneration, while excluding shareholders' pre-emption rights. In addition, the authorization from 2020 was extended by resolution of the Annual General Meeting on May 11, 2022 to the effect that the Management Board was authorized to issue shares acquired, excluding shareholders' subscription rights, in connection with share-based payment or employee share programs of the Company or its affiliated companies to persons who are or were employed by the Company or one of its affiliated companies or are a member of the management of a company affiliated with the Company. In all other aspects, the authorization from 2020 remained unchanged.
No use has been made of the authorization to acquire treasury shares in the reporting period.
Significant agreements of the Company which are subject to a change of control as a result of a takeover bid and the resulting effects (Section 289a , 315a  HGB)
Material financing agreements of PUMA SE with its creditors contain the standard change-of-control clauses. In the case of change of control the creditor is entitled to termination and early calling-in of any outstanding amounts.
For more details, please refer to the relevant disclosures in chapter 17 of the Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements.