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 29, 2020, 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 Notification: January 29, 2020

Date Threshold Crossed: January 24, 2020

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 January 29, 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

Bank of America Corporation

0

 

 

 

 

Merrill Lynch International

661,978

 

 

 

 

BofA Securities Europe SA

5,070

 

 

 

 

BofA Securities, Inc

0

 

 

 

 

Merrill Lynch Professional Clearing Corporation

0

 

 

 

 

Total

667,048

 

 

 

 

(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, 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 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