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 January 7, 2020, Morgan Stanley notified Ontex that its wholly-owned subsidiary Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc holds, as a result of the acquisition of voting securities or voting rights, 4,173,110 shares in Ontex and so has crossed the threshold of 5.00% of the total number of voting rights in Ontex to 5.07%.

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

Date of Notification: January 7, 2020

Date Threshold Crossed: December 31, 2019

Threshold Crossed: 5.00%

Notification by:

Morgan Stanley

c/o The Corporation Trust Company (DE), Corporation Trust Center,
1209 Orange Street, Wilmington, Delaware, 19801, USA

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

Voting rights and assimilated financial instruments:

Notification of January 7, 2020:

(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

Morgan Stanley

0

0

0

0.00%

0.00%

Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc

1,843,778

1,570,130

0

1.91%

0.00%

Morgan Stanley Europe SE

21,018

0

0

0.00%

0.00%

Total

1,864,796

1,570,130

0

1.91%

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

Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc

Right of recall over securities lending agreements

at any time

at any time

93,620

0.11%

physical

Morgan Stanley Europe SE

Right of recall over securities lending agreements

at any time

at any time

537,580

0.65%

physical

Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC

Right of recall over securities lending agreements

at any time

at any time

42,337

0.05%

physical

Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc

Equity Swap

09/01/2020

at any time

1,677,852

2.04%

cash

Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc

Equity Swap

18/09/2020

at any time

831,508

1.01%

cash

TOTAL

 

 

 

3,182,897

3.87%

 

 

# voting rights

% of voting rights

TOTAL (A + B)

4,753,027

5.77%

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

Chain of controlled undertakings for Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc

• Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc, Legal & Compliance Department, 25 Cabot Square, Canary Wharf, London, E14 4QA, UNITED KINGDOM. is a direct holder and is a subsidiary of Morgan Stanley Investments (UK)

• Morgan Stanley Investments (UK), 20 Bank Street, Canary Wharf, London, E14 4AD, UNITED KINGDOM. is an indirect holder and is a subsidiary of Morgan Stanley International Limited

• Morgan Stanley International Limited, 25 Cabot Square, Canary Wharf, London, E14 4QA, UNITED KINGDOM. is an indirect holder and is a subsidiary of Morgan Stanley International Holdings Inc.

• Morgan Stanley International Holdings Inc., c/o The Corporation Trust Company (DE), Corporation Trust Center, 1209 Orange Street, Wilmington, Delaware, 19801, USA. is an indirect holder and is a subsidiary of the beneficial owner, Morgan Stanley

Chain of controlled undertakings for Morgan Stanley Europe SE

• Morgan Stanley Europe SE, Grosse Gallusstrasse 18, Frankfurt am Main, 60312, Germany. is a direct holder and is a subsidiary of Morgan Stanley Europe Holding SE

• Morgan Stanley Europe Holding SE, Grosse Gallusstrasse 18, Frankfurt am Main, 60312, Germany. is an indirect holder and is a subsidiary of Morgan Stanley International Limited

• Morgan Stanley International Limited, 25 Cabot Square, Canary Wharf, London, E14 4QA, UNITED KINGDOM. is an indirect holder and is a subsidiary of Morgan Stanley International Holdings Inc.

• Morgan Stanley International Holdings Inc., c/o The Corporation Trust Company (DE), Corporation Trust Center, 1209 Orange Street, Wilmington, Delaware, 19801, USA. is an indirect holder and is a subsidiary of the beneficial owner, Morgan Stanley

Chain of controlled undertakings for Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC

• Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, c/o The Corporation Trust Company (DE), Corporation Trust Center, 1209 Orange Street, Wilmington, Delaware, 19801, USA. is a direct holder and is a subsidiary of Morgan Stanley Domestic Holdings, Inc.

• Morgan Stanley Domestic Holdings, Inc., c/o The Corporation Trust Company (DE), Corporation Trust Center, 1209 Orange Street, Wilmington, Delaware, 19801, USA. is an indirect holder and is a subsidiary of Morgan Stanley Capital Management, LLC

• Morgan Stanley Capital Management, LLC, c/o The Corporation Trust Company (DE), Corporation Trust Center, 1209 Orange Street, Wilmington, Delaware, 19801, USA. is an indirect holder and is a subsidiary of the beneficial owner, Morgan Stanley

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