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 December 24, 2019, Bank of America Corporation notified Ontex that it holds, as a result of the acquisition of voting securities or voting rights, 6,139,439 shares in Ontex and so has crossed the threshold of 5.00% of the total number of voting rights in Ontex to 7.46%.

On December 27, 2019, Bank of America Corporation notified Ontex that it had, as a result of the disposal of voting securities or voting rights, 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: December 24, 2019, and December 27, 2019

Date Threshold Crossed: December 19, 2019, and December 20, 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:

Notification of December 24, 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

2,403,265

0

2.92%

0.00%

BofA Securities Europe SA

0

0

0

0.00%

0.00%

BofA Securities, Inc

0

0

0

0.00%

0.00%

Merrill Lynch Professional Clearing Corporation

0

0

0

0.00%

0.00%

Total

0

2,403,265

0

2.92%

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

Merrill Lynch
International

OTC Swaps over Basket

30/10/2020

 

6,850

 

0.01%

cash

Merrill Lynch
International

OTC Swaps over Basket

30/04/2021

 

7,186

 

0.01%

dash

Merrill Lynch
International

OTC Swaps over Basket

19/10/2020

 

1,428

 

0.00%

cash

Merrill Lynch
International

OTC Swaps over Basket

31/01/2020

 

20,514

 

0.02%

cash

Merrill Lynch
International

OTC Swaps over Basket

15/02/2023

 

1

 

0.00%

cash

Merrill Lynch
International

OTC Swaps over Basket

19/10/2020

 

51,045

 

0.06%

cash

Merrill Lynch
International

OTC Swaps over Basket

31/01/2020

 

6,103

 

0.01%

cash

Merrill Lynch
International

OTC Swaps over Basket

17/03/2021

 

20,300

 

0.02%

cash

Merrill Lynch
International

Right to Recall

 

 

14,319

 

0.02%

physical

Merrill Lynch
International

Rights of Use

 

 

3,557,385

 

4.32%

physical

BofA Securities
Europe SA

Right to Recall

 

 

16,343

 

0.02%

physical

BofA Securities
Europe SA

Rights of Use

 

 

9,016

 

0.01%

physical

Merrill Lynch
Professional
Clearing
Corporation

Rights of Use

 

 

24,496

 

0.03%

physical

BofA Securities,
Inc.

Right to Recall

 

 

1,188

 

0.00%

physical

TOTAL

 

 

 

3,736,174

4.54%

 

 

# voting rights

% of voting rights

TOTAL (A + B)

6,139,439

7.46%

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

Merrill Lynch International, BofA Securities Europe SA, BofA Securities, Inc and Merrill Lynch Professional Clearing Corporation 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 the 5% exemption.

Notification of December 27, 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

2,403,265

0

0

0.00%

0.00%

BofA Securities Europe SA

0

0

0

0.00%

0.00%

BofA Securities, Inc.

0

0

0

0.00%

0.00%

Merrill Lynch Professional
Clearing Corporation

0

0

0

0.00%

0.00%

Total

2,403,265

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
Corporation

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

# voting rights

% of voting rights

TOTAL (A + B)

0

0.00%

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

Merrill Lynch International, BofA Securities Europe SA, BofA Securities, Inc and Merrill Lynch Professional Clearing Corporation 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

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