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”) (BSE: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 August 2, 2019, Bank of America Corporation notified Ontex that it holds, as a result of the acquisition of voting securities or voting rights, 4,174,240 shares in Ontex and so has crossed the threshold of 5.00% of the total number of voting rights in Ontex to 5.07%.

On August 5, 2019, Bank of America Corporation notified Ontex that it had, as a result of sales of shares, crossed below the threshold of 3.00% of the total number of voting rights in Ontex.

On August 6, 2019, Bank of America Corporation notified Ontex that it holds, as a result of the acquisition of voting securities or voting rights, 4,403,856 shares in Ontex and so has crossed the threshold of 5.00% of the total number of voting rights in Ontex to 5.35%.

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

Date of Notifications: August 2, 2019, August 5, 2019, and August 6, 2019

Date Thresholds Crossed: July 29, 2019, July 30, 2019, and July 31, 2019

Thresholds Crossed: 3.00% and 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:

Notification of August 2, 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

0.00%

0.00%

Merrill Lynch International

0

212,327

0

0.26%

0.00%

BOFA Securities Europe SA

0

0

0

0.00%

0.00%

Merrill Lynch Professional Clearing Corporation

0

0

0

0.00%

0.00%

Total

 

212,327

0

0.26%

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.

Notification of August 5, 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.

Notification of August 6, 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.

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

INVESTOR ENQUIRIES

Philip Ludwig
+32 53 333 730
investorrelations@ontexglobal.com

PRESS ENQUIRIES

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

Contacts

INVESTOR ENQUIRIES

Philip Ludwig
+32 53 333 730
investorrelations@ontexglobal.com

PRESS ENQUIRIES

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