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), August 9, 2019 – Ontex Group NV (“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 August 2, 2019, Bank of America Corporation notified Ontex that it holds, as a result of the acquisition of voting securities or voting rights, 4,174,240 shares in Ontex and so has crossed the threshold of 5.00% of the total number of voting rights in Ontex to 5.07%.

On August 5, 2019, Bank of America Corporation notified Ontex that it had, as a result of sales of shares, crossed below the threshold of 3.00% of the total number of voting rights in Ontex.

On August 6, 2019, Bank of America Corporation notified Ontex that it holds, as a result of the acquisition of voting securities or voting rights, 4,403,856 shares in Ontex and so has crossed the threshold of 5.00% of the total number of voting rights in Ontex to 5.35%.

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

Date of Notifications: August 2, 2019, August 5, 2019, and August 6, 2019

Date Thresholds Crossed: July 29, 2019, July 30, 2019, and July 31, 2019

Thresholds Crossed: 3.00% and 5.00%

Notification by: Bank of America Corporation, Wilmington, DE (United States)

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

Voting rights and assimilated financial instruments:

Notification of August 2, 2019:


Full chain of controlled undertakings through which the holding is effectively held

Merrill Lynch International, BofA Securities Europe SA and Merrill Lynch Professional Clearing Corporation are controlled by "Bank of America Corporation" (see enclosure). Bank of America Corporation is not a controlled entity.

Additional information

The trigger for the notification is due to the trading book holding going above 5% exemption.

Notification of August 5, 2019:

Full chain of controlled undertakings through which the holding is effectively held

Merrill Lynch International, BofA Securities Europe SA and Merrill Lynch Professional Clearing Corporation are controlled by "Bank of America Corporation" (see enclosure). Bank of America Corporation is not a controlled entity.

Notification of August 6, 2019:


Full chain of controlled undertakings through which the holding is effectively held
Merrill Lynch International, BofA Securities Europe SA and Merrill Lynch Professional Clearing Corporation are controlled by "Bank of America Corporation" (see enclosure). Bank of America Corporation is not a controlled entity.

Additional information
The trigger for the notification is due to the trading book holding going above 5% exemption.
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
Gaëlle 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 21 countries, with its headquarters in Aalst, Belgium. Ontex is part of the Bel20 and STOXX® Europe 600.
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