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 (BSE:ONTEX) (“Ontex”) discloses the notification 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 May 30, 2019, Bank of America Corporation notified Ontex that it holds, as a result of the acquisition of voting securities or voting rights, 4,544,722 shares in Ontex and so has crossed the threshold of 5.00% of the total number of voting rights in Ontex to 5.52%.

On May 30, 2019, Bank of America Corporation also notified Ontex that it had, as a result of sales 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.

Date of Notifications: May 30, 2019

Date Threshold Crossed: May 27, 2019 and May 28, 2019

Threshold Crossed: 5.00%

Notification by:

     
Bank of America Corporation   Wilmington, DE (United States)

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

Voting rights and assimilated financial instruments:

First notification of May 30, 2019:

(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

Bank of America Corporation   0   0       0.00%    
Merrill Lynch International   0   0       0.00%    
Bank of America, National Association   0   0       0.00%    
BOFA Securities Europe SA   0   0       0.00%    
Total       0   0   0.00%   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
Bank of America, National Association   Swaps   30/06/2020       21,100   0.03%   cash
Merrill Lynch International   Swaps   23/04/2020       6,368   0.01%   cash
Merrill Lynch International   Swaps   30/04/2020       64,523   0.08%   cash
Merrill Lynch International   Swaps   27/12/2019       5,040   0.01%   cash
Merrill Lynch International   Swaps   10/02/2020       3,587   0.00%   cash
Merrill Lynch International   Swaps   15/02/2023       8   0.00%   cash
Merrill Lynch International   Swaps   31/01/2020       43,020   0.05%   cash
Merrill Lynch International   Swaps   19/10/2020       26,054   0.03%   cash

BOFA Securities Europe
SA

  Rights to Recall           5,380   0.01%   physical
Merrill Lynch International   Rights of Use           2,481,506   3.01%   physical
Merrill Lynch International   Rights to Recall           1,888,136   2.29%   physical
TOTAL               4,544,722   5.52%    
    # voting rights   % of voting rights
TOTAL (A + B)   4,544,722   5.52%

Full chain of controlled undertakings through which the holding is effectively held

Merrill Lynch International, BofA Securities Europe SA and Bank of America, National Association are controlled by 'Bank of America Corporation' (see enclosure). Bank of America Corporation is not a controlled entity.

Additional information

The trigger for the notification is due to the trading book holding going above 5% exemption.

Second notification of May 30, 2019:

(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

Bank of America Corporation                    
Merrill Lynch International                    
Bank of America, National Association                    
BOFA Securities Europe SA                    
Total                    

(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

Bank of America
Corporation

                       
TOTAL                        
    # voting rights   % of voting rights
TOTAL (A + B)  

 

   

Full chain of controlled undertakings through which the holding is effectively held

Merrill Lynch International, BofA Securities Europe SA and Bank of America, National Association are controlled by 'Bank of America Corporation' (see enclosure). Bank of America Corporation is not a controlled entity.

Additional information

The trigger for the notification is due to the trading book holding going below the 5% exemption.

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 21 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

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

PRESS ENQUIRIES
Gaëlle Vilatte
+32 53 333 708
gaelle.vilatte@ontexglobal.com