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Ontex: Transparency Declaration Notification

Disclosure made according to the requirements of Article 14 of the law of 2 May 2007

Regulatory News:

Ontex Group NV ("Ontex")(BSE:ONTEX) discloses the notification of significant shareholdings that it has received according to the Belgian Law of 2 May 2007 on the disclosure of significant shareholdings in listed companies.

On March 20, 2020, DWS Investment GmbH notified Ontex that it holds, as a result of the acquisition of voting securities and equivalent financial instruments, 3,308,213 voting rights in Ontex that may be acquired if all of the instruments are exercised, and so had crossed the threshold of 3.00% of the total number of voting rights in Ontex to 4.02%.

According to its obligation Ontex publishes the content of the notifications that it has received.

Date of Notification: March 20, 2020

Date Threshold Crossed: March 16, 2020

Threshold Crossed: 3.00%

Notification by:

DWS Investment GmbH

Mainzer Landstraße 11-17, 60329 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Denominator on the dates of notification: 82,347,218 shares

Voting rights and assimilated financial instruments:

Notification of March 20, 2020:

(A) Voting rights

Previous notification

After the transaction

# voting rights

# voting rights

% of voting rights

Holders of

voting rights

 

Linked to

securities

Not linked

to securities

Linked to

securities

Not linked

to securities

DWS Investment GmbH

0

3,273,213

0

3.97%

0.00%

Total

0

3,273,213

0

3.97%

0.00%

(B) Equivalent financial instruments

After the transaction

Holders of equivalent
financial instruments

Type of
financial
instrument

Expiration
date

Exercise
period or

date

# of voting
rights that
may be
acquired if the
instrument is
exercised

% of
voting
rights

Settlement

DWS Investment GmbH

Right to Recall

 

 

35,000

0.04%

physical

TOTAL

 

 

 

35,000

0.04%

 

 

# voting rights

% of voting rights

TOTAL (A + B)

3,308,213

4.02%

Full chain of controlled undertakings through which the holding is effectively held
DWS Investment GmbH is not a controlled entity.

Additional information

DWS Investment GmbH is an investment firm and can exercise the voting rights attached to the shares at its discretion in the absence of specific instructions.

Notifications of significant shareholdings to be made according to the Law of 2 May 2007 should be sent to: investorrelations@ontexglobal.com

This notification will be posted on: http://www.ontexglobal.com/press-room

About Ontex

Ontex is a leading international provider of personal hygiene solutions, with expertise in baby care, feminine care and adult care. Ontex’s innovative products are distributed in more than 110 countries through Ontex brands such as BBTips, BioBaby, Pompom, Bigfral, Canbebe, Canped, ID and Serenity, as well as leading retailer brands.

Employing 11,000 passionate people all over the world, Ontex has a presence in 21 countries, with its headquarters in Aalst, Belgium. Ontex is part of the Bel20 and STOXX® Europe 600.

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Contacts

INVESTOR ENQUIRIES
Philip Ludwig
+32 53 333 730
investorrelations@ontexglobal.com

PRESS ENQUIRIES
Gaëlle Vilatte
+32 53 333 708
gaelle.vilatte@ontexglobal.com