Ontex: 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 18 November 2015, BlackRock, Inc., and its affiliated entities, notified Ontex that it had acquired 5,442,789 shares in Ontex and so had crossed the threshold of 7.50% of the total number of voting rights in Ontex to 7.54%.

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

Date of Notification: 18 November 2015

Date Threshold Crossed: 12 November 2015

Threshold Crossed: 7.50%

Notification by:

BlackRock, Inc   55 East 52nd Street, New York, NY 10055, U.S.A.
BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A. 35 a, avenue J.F Kennedy, L-1855, Luxembourg
BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited 12 Throgmorton Avenue, London, EC2N 2DL, U.K.
BlackRock Advisors, LLC 100 Bellevue Parkway, Wilmington, DE 19809, U.S.A.
BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited 161 Bay Street, Suite 2500, Toronto, Ontario M5J 2S1, Canada
BlackRock Asset Management Ireland Limited International Financial Services Centre, Dublin 1, Ireland
BlackRock Asset Management Schweiz AG Bahnhofstraβe 54, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland
BlackRock Fund Advisors 400 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94105, U.S.A.
BlackRock Fund Managers Limited 12 Throgmorton Avenue, London, EC2N 2DL, U.K.
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, National Association 400 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94105, U.S.A.
BlackRock International Limited 12 Throgmorton Avenue, London, EC2N 2DL, U.K.
BlackRock Investment Management (Australia) Limited Level 26, 101 Collins Street Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited 12 Throgmorton Avenue, London, EC2N 2DL, U.K.
BlackRock Investment Management, LLC 1 University Square Drive, Princeton, NJ 08540, U.S.A.
BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd. Marunouchi Trust Tower Main, 1-8-3 Marunouchi Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-8217 Japan
BlackRock Life Limited 12 Throgmorton Avenue, London, EC2N 2DL, UK

Denominator on the date of notification: 72,138,887 shares

Voting rights and assimilated financial instruments:

Notification of 18 November 2015:

    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

BlackRock, Inc 0 0   0.00%  
BlackRock (Luxembourg) S.A. 2,074,385 3,158,033   4.38%  
BlackRock Advisors (UK) Limited 14,685 0   0.00%  
BlackRock Advisors, LLC 125,080 125,080   0.17%  
BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited 0 3,483   0.00%  
BlackRock Asset Management Ireland Limited 33,969 95,957   0.13%  
BlackRock Asset Management Schweiz AG 136 7,608   0.01%  
BlackRock Fund Advisors 115,250 312,051   0.43%  
BlackRock Fund Managers Limited 818,711 1,099,978   1.52%  
BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, National Association 194,681 408,189   0.57%  
BlackRock International Limited 21,420 19,775   0.03%  
BlackRock Investment Management (Australia) Limited   24,720   0.03%  
BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited 56,852 95,505   0.13%  
BlackRock Investment Management, LLC 19,467 21,067   0.03%  
BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd. 43,350 55,183   0.08%  
BlackRock Life Limited   16,160   0.02%  
Total 3,517,986 5,442,789 0 7.54% 0.00%

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

BlackRock, Inc. is the ultimate controller but the legal entities detailed in the section above are the discretionary Investment Managers who hold the shares and exercise the voting rights.

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 producer of disposable personal hygiene products, ranging from baby diapers to products for feminine hygiene and adult incontinence. Ontex’s products are distributed in more than 100 countries through Ontex brands as well as leading retailer brands.

The group employs over 5,500 staff and has a presence in 23 countries. Ontex is listed on NYSE Euronext Brussels.

Contacts

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

Contacts

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