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 29 June 2018, UBS Group AG notified Ontex that it holds, as a result of the acquisition of voting securities or voting rights, 4,500,306 shares in Ontex and so has crossed the threshold of 5.00% of the total number of voting rights in Ontex to 5.47%.

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

Date of Notification: 29 June 2018

Date Threshold Crossed: 25 June 2018

Threshold Crossed: 5.00%

Notification by:

UBS Group AG   Bahnhofstrasse 45, 8001 Zurich

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

Voting rights and assimilated financial instruments:

Notification from UBS Group AG

(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

UBS Group AG   0 0 0.00% 0.00%
UBS AG   346,276 0 0.42% 0.00%
UBS Asset Management (UK) Limited   29,879 0 0.04% 0.00%
UBS Asset Management Trust Company   2,947 0 0.00% 0.00%
UBS Fund Management (Luxembourg) S.A.   108,365 0 0.13% 0.00%
UBS Fund Management (Switzerland) AG   50,862 0 0.06% 0.00%
UBS Limited   67,452 0 0.08% 0.00%
UBS Third Party Management Company S.A   26,519 0 0.03% 0.00%
Total   632,300 0 0.77% 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
UBS AG Right to recall lent shares   Anytime 2,055,844 2.50% Physical
UBS Switzerland AG Right to recall lent shares   Anytime 186,130 0.23% Physical
UBS AG Equity Swaps 01.03.2023 Anytime 1,626,032 1.97% Cash
TOTAL       3,868,006 4.70%  
    # of voting rights   % of voting rights
TOTAL (A + B) 4,500,306 5.47%

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

The full chain of control is available at this link.

Additional information

The disclosure obligation arose due to the total indirect holdings in voting rights of UBS Group AG, held directly by controlled undertakings going above 5% on 25 June 2018. This was caused by an increase in the Trading Book holdings of the aforementioned entities going above 5% and therefore no longer being exempt from reporting.

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.

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Contacts

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

Contacts

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