Ontex: Transparency Declaration Notification

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

Aalst-Erembodegem (Belgium), October 14, 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 October 7, 2019, Assenagon S.A. notified Ontex that it holds, as a result of the acquisition of voting securities or voting rights, 2,961,131 shares in Ontex and so has crossed the threshold of 3.00% of the total number of voting rights in Ontex to 3.60%.

On October 8, 2019, Assenagon S.A. notified Ontex that it holds, as a result of the disposal of voting securities or voting rights, 823,414 shares in Ontex and so has crossed the threshold of 3.00% of the total number of voting rights in Ontex to 1.00%.

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

Date of First Notification: October 7, 2019

Date Threshold Crossed: October 1, 2019

Threshold Crossed: 3.00%

Date of Second Notification: October 8, 2019

Date Threshold Crossed: October 3, 2019

Threshold Crossed: 3.00%

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

Voting rights and assimilated financial instruments:

Notification of October 7, 2019:

Notification of October 8, 2019:

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

‘Assenagon Asset Management S.A.’ is controlled by ‘Assenagon S.A.’. Assenagon S.A. is not a controlled entity.
Additional information
The UCITS fund Invesco Markets PLC holds the shares.
Invesco Investment Management Limited is the Management Company of Invesco Markets PLC.
Invesco Investment Management Limited has delegated the exercise of voting rights to Assenagon Asset Management S.A.
Assenagon Asset Management S.A. is the Investment Manager of the relevant sub-funds of Invesco Markets PLC.

Assenagon S.A. holds 100% of the shares of Assenagon Asset Management S.A.
Assenagon Asset Management S.A. can exercise the voting rights attached to the shares mentioned in heading 10 in its discretion, subject to its clients' specific written instructions.

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

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