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 October 7, 2019, Assenagon S.A. notified Ontex that it holds, as a result of the acquisition of voting securities or voting rights, 2,961,131 shares in Ontex and so has crossed the threshold of 3.00% of the total number of voting rights in Ontex to 3.60%.

On October 8, 2019, Assenagon S.A. notified Ontex that it holds, as a result of the disposal of voting securities or voting rights, 823,414 shares in Ontex and so has crossed the threshold of 3.00% of the total number of voting rights in Ontex to 1.00%.

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

Date of First Notification: October 7, 2019

Date Threshold Crossed: October 1, 2019

Threshold Crossed: 3.00%

Date of Second Notification: October 8, 2019

Date Threshold Crossed: October 3, 2019

Threshold Crossed: 3.00%

Notification by:

Assenagon S.A.

Aerogolf Center, 1B Heienhaff, 1736 Senningerberg, Luxembourg

Assenagon Asset Management S.A.

Aerogolf Center, 1B Heienhaff, 1736 Senningerberg, Luxembourg

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

Voting rights and assimilated financial instruments:

Notification of October 7, 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

Assenagon S.A.

 

0

 

0.00%

 

Assenagon Asset Management S.A.

 

2,961,131

 

3.60%

 

Total

 

2,961,131

0

3.60%

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%

 

 

# voting rights

% of voting rights

TOTAL (A + B)

2,961,131

3.60%

Notification of October 8, 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

Assenagon S.A.

 

0

 

0.00%

 

Assenagon Asset Management S.A.

2,961,131

823,414

 

1.00%

 

Total

2,961,131

823,414

0

1.00%

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

 

 

 

0

0.00%

 

 

# voting rights

% of voting rights

TOTAL (A + B)

823,414

1.00%

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

‘Assenagon Asset Management S.A.’ is controlled by ‘Assenagon S.A.’. Assenagon S.A. is not a controlled entity.

Additional information

The UCITS fund Invesco Markets PLC holds the shares.
Invesco Investment Management Limited is the Management Company of Invesco Markets PLC.
Invesco Investment Management Limited has delegated the exercise of voting rights to Assenagon Asset Management S.A.
Assenagon Asset Management S.A. is the Investment Manager of the relevant sub-funds of Invesco Markets PLC.
Assenagon S.A. holds 100% of the shares of Assenagon Asset Management S.A.
Assenagon Asset Management S.A. can exercise the voting rights attached to the shares mentioned in heading 10 in its discretion, subject to its clients' specific written instructions.

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