Ontex: Transparency Declaration Notification

10/06/17 11:45 AM EDT

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”) 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.

On 3 October 2017, Aviva plc, and its affiliated entities, notified Ontex that Aviva plc had, as a result of sales of shares, crossed below the threshold of 3.00% of the total number of voting rights in Ontex, excluding equivalent financial instruments.

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

Date of Notification: 3 October 2017

Date Threshold Crossed: 2 October 2017

Threshold Crossed: 3.00%

Notification by:

Aviva plc   St Helens, 1 Undershaft, London, EC3P 3DQ, United Kingdom
Aviva Investors Global Services Limited St Helens, 1 Undershaft, London, EC3P 3DQ, United Kingdom
Aviva Investors France SA 14 Rue Roquepine, 75008 Paris, France

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

Aviva plc 0 0 0 0.00% 0.00%
Aviva Investors Global Services Ltd 2,989,935 2,005,517 0 2.44% 0.00%
Aviva Investors France SA 394,691 8,119 0 0.01% 0.00%
Subtotal 3,384,626 2,013,636   2.45%  
Total   2,013,636 0 2.45% 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
Aviva plc       0 0.00%  
Aviva Investors Global Services Ltd Right to recall loaned shares N/A N/A 1,057,895 1.28%  
TOTAL       1,057,895 1.28%  
    # of voting rights   % of voting rights
TOTAL (A + B) 3,071,531 3.73%

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

The full chain of control is available at this link.

Additional information

Aviva Investors Global Services Ltd, and Aviva Investors France SA, are investment management companies that hold and exercise the voting rights at their 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 22 countries, with its headquarters in Aalst, Belgium. Ontex is part of the Bel20 and STOXX® Europe 600. To keep up with the latest news, visit www.ontexglobal.com or follow us on LinkedIn.

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INVESTOR ENQUIRIES
Philip Ludwig
+32 53 333 730
investorrelations@ontexglobal.com
or
PRESS ENQUIRIES
Gaëlle Vilatte
+32 53 333 708
gaelle.vilatte@ontexglobal.com