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 13 April 2015, Janus Capital Management LLC notified Ontex that it had acquired 3,412,453 shares in Ontex and so had crossed the threshold of 5.00% of the total number of voting rights in Ontex to 5.01%.

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

Date of Notification: 13 April 2015

Date Threshold Crossed: 9 April 2015

Threshold Crossed: 5.00%

Notification by:

Janus Capital Management LLC   151 Detroit Street, Denver, CO 80206 USA
 

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

Voting rights and assimilated financial instruments:

    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

Janus Capital Management LLC   2,293,433   3,412,453       5.01%    
        3,412,453   0   5.01%   0.00%
       

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

Janus Capital Management LLC owns and exercises independently the voting rights attached to the assets it manages.

Other remarks:

The Janus Capital Group Inc. has been allowed to disaggregate its holdings of its subsidiary, Janus Capital Management LLC, in accordance with article 11, §2 of the law of 2 May 2007 and article 21 of the royal decree of 14 February 2008.

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 (69% of sales in 2014), 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
Ontex Investor Relations
Philip Ludwig
+32 53 333 730
investorrelations@ontexglobal.com
or
Fairvue Partners
+44 20 7614 2900
ontex@fairvuepartners.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
Fairvue Partners
+44 20 7614 2900
ontex@fairvuepartners.com
or
PRESS ENQUIRIES
Gaëlle Vilatte
+32 53 333 708
Gaelle.vilatte@ontexglobal.com