(Reuters) - A majority of Adidas shareholders backed the re-election of chairman Thomas Rabe on Thursday, securing his role for another year, until 2025 when the German sportswear brand will appoint a new chair.

Prominent proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) had recommended in April that investors vote against Rabe's reappointment due to his additional roles at other companies.

(Reporting by Linda Pasquini and Helen Reid; Editing by Kirsten Donovan)