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 April 22, 2020, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. notified Ontex that it holds, as a result of the acquisition of equivalent financial instruments, 2,720,728 shares in Ontex and has so crossed above the threshold of 3.00% of voting rights in Ontex on April 17, 2020 to 3.30%.

On April 24, 2020, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. notified Ontex that as a result of the disposal of equivalent financial instruments, it has crossed below the threshold of 3.00% of voting securities in Ontex on April 22, 2020.

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

Reason for the notification: Acquisition or disposal of financial instruments that are treated as voting securities, and downward crossing of the lowest threshold.

Notification by: A parent undertaking or a controlling person

Persons subject to the notification requirement:

Name

Address (for legal entities)

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.

Corporation Trust Center, 1209 Orange Street,

Wilmington, DE 19801, USA

Date of Notifications: April 22, 2020 and April 24, 2020

Date Thresholds Crossed: April 17, 2020 and April 22, 2020

Threshold Crossed: 3.00%

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

Voting rights and assimilated financial instruments:

Notification of April 22, 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

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.

 

0

 

0.00%

 

Goldman Sachs International

 

12,609

 

0.02%

 

Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC

 

815

 

0.00%

 

Goldman Sachs Asset Management, L.P.

 

15,699

 

0.02%

 

TOTAL

 

29,123

 

0.04%

 

(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

Goldman Sachs International

Securities Lending

 

Open

2,691,559

3.27%

physical

Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC

Swap

23/11/2020

 

46

0.00%

cash

TOTAL

 

 

 

2,691,605

3.27%

 

 

# voting rights

% of voting rights

TOTAL (A + B)

2,720,728

3.30%

Notification of April 24, 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

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.

0

 

 

 

 

Goldman Sachs International

12,609

 

 

 

 

Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC

815

 

 

 

 

Goldman Sachs Asset Management, L.P.

15,699

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

29,123

 

 

 

 

(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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

# voting rights

% of voting rights

TOTAL (A + B)

 

 

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

Chain of controlled undertakings

  • GOLDMAN SACHS INTERNATIONAL IS CONTROLLED BY GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP UK LIMITED WHICH IS CONTROLLED BY GOLDMAN SACHS (UK) L.L.C. WHICH IS CONTROLLED BY THE GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP, INC.
  • GOLDMAN SACHS ASSET MANAGEMENT, L.P. IS CONTROLLED BY GSAM HOLDINGS LLC WHICH IS CONTROLLED BY THE GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP, INC.
  • GOLDMAN SACHS & CO. LLC IS CONTROLLED BY THE GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP, INC.

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 some 10,000 passionate people all over the world, Ontex has a presence in 21 countries, with its headquarters in Aalst, Belgium. Ontex is listed on Euronext Brussels and is part of the Bel Mid®. To keep up with the latest news, visit www.ontex.com or follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

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