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.

Between 3 July 2018 and 6 July 2018, Ontex received the following Transparency Declaration Notifications:

1. On 3 July 2018, UBS Group AG notified Ontex that it had, as a result of the acquisition of financial instruments treated as voting securities, crossed above the threshold of 5.00% of the total number of voting rights in Ontex to 5.02% considering equivalent financial instruments only. To access the full notification, please click here.

2. On 5 July 2018, UBS Group AG notified Ontex that it had, as a result of the disposal of financial instruments treated as voting securities, crossed below the threshold of 5.00% of the total number of voting rights in Ontex to 4.97% considering equivalent financial instruments only. To access the full notification, please click here.

3. On 6 July 2018, UBS Group AG notified Ontex that it has, as a result of the acquisition of financial instruments treated as voting securities, crossed the threshold of 5.00% of the total number of voting rights in Ontex to 5.12%, considering equivalent financial instruments only. The tables below present the number of voting rights held by UBS Group AG as disclosed in the last notification dated 6 July 2018.

On 9 July 2018, Black Creek Investment Management Inc. notified Ontex that Black Creek Investment Management Inc had, as a result of sale of shares, crossed below the threshold of 5.00% of the total number of voting rights in Ontex.

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

Dates of Notifications: 3, 5 and 6 July 2018 (UBS Group AG); 9 July 2018 (Black Creek Investment Management)

Dates Threshold Crossed: 27, 29 June and 2 July 2018 (UBS Group AG); 9 July 2018 (Black Creek Investment Management)

Threshold Crossed: 5.00%

Notifications by:

UBS Group AG   Bahnhofstrasse 45, 8001 Zurich
Black Creek Investment Management Inc. 123 Front Street West, Suite 1200, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5J 2M2

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

Voting rights and assimilated financial instruments:

Notification from UBS Group AG (6 July 2018)

(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 0.00% 0.00%
UBS AG 244,338 62,791 0 0.08% 0.00%
UBS Asset Management (UK) Limited 30,135 30,135 0 0.04% 0.00%
UBS Asset Management Trust Company 2,947 2,947 0 0.00% 0.00%
UBS Fund Management (Luxembourg) S.A. 107,157 107,157 0 0.13% 0.00%
UBS Fund Management (Switzerland) AG 58,493 58,493 0 0.07% 0.00%
UBS Limited 6,703 9,058 0 0.01% 0.00%
UBS Third Party Management Company S.A 26,519 26,519 0 0.03% 0.00%
UBS Switzerland AG 0 3,106 0 0.00% 0.00%
Total 476,292 300,206 0 0.36% 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 2,437,771 2.96% Physical
UBS Switzerland AG Right to recall lent shares   Anytime 180,130 0.22% Physical
UBS Switzerland AG Right to substitute shares delivered as collateral   Anytime 8 0.00% Physical
UBS AG Equity Swaps 14.02.2023 Anytime 1,597,786 1.94% Cash
TOTAL       4,215,695 5.12%  
    # of voting rights   % of voting rights
TOTAL (A + B) 4,515,901 5.48%

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 on 2nd July 2018 due to the total indirect holdings of UBS Group AG in equivalent financial instruments (section B), held directly by controlled undertakings, going above 5%.

Notification from Black Creek Investment Management Inc. (9 July 2018)

(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

Black Creek Investment Management Inc. 4,120,895 2,866,686 0 3.48% 0.00%
Total   2,866,686 0 3.48% 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
             
TOTAL       0 0.00%  
    # of voting rights   % of voting rights
TOTAL (A + B) 2,866,686 3.48%

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

Black Creek Investment Management Inc. is not a controlled entity.

Additional information

Black Creek Investment Management Inc. acts as discretionary investment manager and holds voting rights attached to shares on behalf of its clients. The disclosure obligation arose due to Black Creek Investment Management Inc.'s voting rights crossing below 5%. Black Creek Investment Management Inc. can exercise the voting rights in its discretion, without any instruction from its clients.

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