Ontex: Transparency Declaration Notification

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Ontex: Transparency Declaration Notification

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

 

Aalst-Erembodegem (Belgium), 11 July 2018 – Ontex Group NV (“Ontex”) discloses the notifications 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.

 

Between 3 July 2018 and 6 July 2018, Ontex received the following Transparency Declaration Notifications:

1. On 3 July 2018, UBS Group AG notified Ontex that it had, as a result of the acquisition of financial instruments treated as voting securities, crossed above the threshold of 5.00% of the total number of voting rights in Ontex to 5.02% considering equivalent financial instruments only. To access the full notification, please click here.

2. On 5 July 2018, UBS Group AG notified Ontex that it had, as a result of the disposal of financial instruments treated as voting securities, crossed below the threshold of 5.00% of the total number of voting rights in Ontex to 4.97% considering equivalent financial instruments only. To access the full notification, please click here.

3. On 6 July 2018, UBS Group AG notified Ontex that it has, as a result of the acquisition of financial instruments treated as voting securities, crossed the threshold of 5.00% of the total number of voting rights in Ontex to 5.12%, considering equivalent financial instruments only. The tables below present the number of voting rights held by UBS Group AG as disclosed in the last notification dated 6 July 2018.

On 9 July 2018, Black Creek Investment Management Inc. notified Ontex that Black Creek Investment Management Inc had, as a result of sale of shares, crossed below the threshold of 5.00% of the total number of voting rights in Ontex.

 

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

Dates of Notifications: 3, 5 and 6 July 2018 (UBS Group AG); 9 July 2018 (Black Creek Investment Management)

Dates Threshold Crossed: 27, 29 June and 2 July 2018 (UBS Group AG); 9 July 2018 (Black Creek Investment Management)

Threshold Crossed: 5.00%

Notifications by:

 

Denominator on the date of notifications: 82,347,218 shares

Voting rights and assimilated financial instruments:

Notification from UBS Group AG (6 July 2018)

Chain of controlled entities through which the shareholding is effectively owned:

The full chain of control is available at this link.

Additional information

The disclosure obligation arose on 2nd July 2018 due to the total indirect holdings of UBS Group AG in equivalent financial instruments (section B), held directly by controlled undertakings, going above 5%.

Notification from Black Creek Investment Management Inc. (9 July 2018)

Chain of controlled entities through which the shareholding is effectively owned:

Black Creek Investiment Management Inc. is not a controlled entity.

Additional information

Black Creek Investment Management Inc. acts as discretionary investment manager and holds voting rights attached to shares on behalf of its clients. The disclosure obligation arose due to Black Creek Investment Management Inc.'s voting rights crossing below 5%. Black Creek Investment Management Inc. can exercise the voting rights in its discretion, without any instruction from its clients.

 

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

 

INVESTOR ENQUIRIES

Philip Ludwig

+32 53 333 730 | investorrelations@ontexglobal.com

 

PRESS ENQUIRIES

Gaƫlle Vilatte

+32 53 333 708  | gaelle.vilatte@ontexglobal.com

 

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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 22 countries, with its headquarters in Aalst, Belgium. Ontex is part of the Bel20 and STOXX® Europe 600. 

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