Transparency Declaration Notification

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

AALST-EREMBODEGEM, Belgium--()--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 30 June 2014, Aviva Plc and Aviva Investors Global Services Ltd notified Ontex that Aviva Investors Global Services Ltd had acquired 2,080,783 shares in Ontex and so had crossed the threshold of 3% of the total number of voting rights in Ontex from 0.00% to 3.06%.

On 1 July 2014, Ameriprise Financial Inc notified Ontex that its affiliated entity Threadneedle Asset Management Holdings Limited had acquired 2,620,726 shares in Ontex and so had crossed the threshold of 3% of the total number of voting rights in Ontex from 0.00% to 3.85%.

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

Date of Notification: 30 June 2014 and 1 July 2014

Date Threshold Crossed: 25 June 2014

Threshold Crossed: 3.00%

Notification by (parent undertaking or a controlling person):

Ameriprise Financial Inc   1099 Ameriprise Financial Center, Minneapolis, MN 55474, USA
Aviva Plc St Helen’s, 1 Undershaft, London, EC3P 3DQ, UK
Aviva Investors Global Services Ltd No 1 Poultry, London, EC2R 8EJ, UK

Denominator on the date of notifications: 68,055,555 shares

Voting rights and assimilated financial instruments:

Notification of 30 June 2014:

    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 Investors Global Services Ltd 0 2,080,783 0 3.06% 0.00%

Notification of 1 July 2014:

    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

Threadneedle Asset Management Holdings Limited 0 2,620,726 0 3.85% 0.00%

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

The voting rights are managed and controlled by Aviva Investors Global Services Limited, with the following chain of controlled undertakings:- Aviva plc (Parent Company), Aviva Group Holdings Limited (wholly owned subsidiary of Aviva plc), Aviva Investors Holdings Limited (wholly owned subsidiary of Aviva Group Holdings Limited), Aviva Investors Global Services Limited (wholly owned subsidiary of Aviva Investors Holdings Limited).

Ameriprise Financial, Inc., which through intermediate holding companies controls the voting rights of Columbia Management Investment Advisers, Columbia Wanger Asset Management, Threadneedle Management Luxembourg S.A. and Threadneedle Asset Management Holdings Ltd, which itself controls the voting rights of Threadneedle Asset Management Ltd, Threadneedle International Ltd and Threadneedle Pensions Ltd.

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 manufacturer of branded and retailer brand hygienic disposable products across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The Company primarily sells its products to retailers, helping them to establish or enhance their own brands. While historically Western Europe has been the Company’s largest geographic market in terms of sales (68% of sales in 2013), the Company also has a growing presence in emerging markets where it offers both retailer brands and its own brands, with the mix varying by product category and geography. The Company believes that it operates a strong and diversified business across multiple geographies and serves a blue chip customer base with high quality products in core, resilient and non-discretionary categories.

Contacts

INVESTOR ENQUIRIES
Fairvue Partners
Hannah Jethwani & Severine Camp
+44 20 7614 2900
Ontex@FairvuePartners.com

Sharing

Contacts

INVESTOR ENQUIRIES
Fairvue Partners
Hannah Jethwani & Severine Camp
+44 20 7614 2900
Ontex@FairvuePartners.com