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ONTEX GROUP (EBR:ONTEX) Ontex: Transparency Declaration Notification

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

Regulatory News:

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 7 December 2018, Groupe Bruxelles Lambert, and its affiliated entities, notified Ontex that it had acquired 16,454,453 shares in Ontex and so had crossed the threshold of 15.00% of the total number of voting rights in Ontex to 19.98%.

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

Date of Notification: 7 December 2018

Date Threshold Crossed: 3 December 2018

Threshold Crossed: 15.00%

Notification by:

Monsieur Gérald Frère    
Madame Ségolène Gallienne    

The Desmarais Family
Residuary Trust

   

Groupe Bruxelles Lambert
(S.A.)

  Avenue Marnix 24, 1000 Bruxelles

Stichting Administratiekantoor
Frère-Bourgeois

  Veerkade 5 – NL 3016 DE Rotterdam

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

Voting rights and assimilated financial instruments:

(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

Monsieur Gérald Frère       0   0   0.00%   0.00%

Madame Ségolène
Gallienne

      0   0   0.00%   0.00%

Stichting
Administratiekantoor
Frère-Bourgeois

      0   0   0.00%   0.00%

The Desmarais Family
Residuary Trust

      0   0   0.00%   0.00%

Groupe Bruxelles
Lambert

  11,239,897   16,339,053   0   19.84%   0.00%
FINPAR II S.A.       115,400   0   0.14%   0.00%
Total   11,239,897   16,454,453   0   19.98%   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
-   -   -   -   -   -   -
TOTAL               0   0.00%    
    # voting rights   % of voting rights
TOTAL (A + B)   16,454,453   19.98%

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

The full chain of control is available at this link.

Additional information

This notification was sent due to the passing of Mr Albert Frère and the transfer of control on Frère-Bourgeois SA and its controlled entities to his two children, Mr Gerald Frere - Stichting Administratiekantoor Bierlaire – and Mrs Segolene Gallienne - Stichting Administratiekantoor Peupleraie -, in accordance with the statutes of the Stichting Administratiekantoor Frère-Bourgeois (see chain of controlled entities attached).

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

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