Ontex announces transactions in own shares

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Ontex announces transactions in own shares

Aalst-Erembodegem (Belgium), 25 June 2018 – Ontex Group NV (“Ontex”) hereby announces, in accordance with applicable rules, that it has acquired 173,218 of its own shares on 14 June 2018 as a result of the partial exercise of a forward purchase agreement.

Ontex has exercised the relevant forward purchase agreement in order to meet its obligation to deliver its own shares under grants made under its Long-Term Incentive Plan (LTIP) in 2015.

The grants made by Ontex under its LTIP typically consist of Restricted Stock Units (RSU) and stock options and provide for a three-year vesting period.

Accordingly, the grants that were made in 2015 vested as from 17 June 2018. In order to meet its obligations thereunder, Ontex has partially exercised a forward purchase agreement with the following characteristics:

In addition, Ontex has entered into the following forward purchase agreements in order to hedge its obligations under grants made under its LTIP in 2016, 2017 and 2018. These consist of (i) one-year forward purchase agreements entered into in 2015, 2016 and 2017 which have been extended on 22 June 2018 to cover its future delivery obligations under grants made under its 2016 and 2017 LTIP and (ii) a new one-year forward purchase agreement entered into on 22 June 2018 to cover its future delivery obligations under grants made under its 2018 LTIP.

As of today, the following purchase agreements are outstanding in respect of Ontex’s own shares:

 

* The highest price and lowest price, respectively, reflects the highest price and lowest price of Ontex shares on Euronext Brussels during the period 1 July 2015 until 21 July 2015 during which underlying Ontex shares were bought by its counterparty under the forward purchase agreement and on the basis of which the strike price of € 27.070 was determined.

** The highest price and lowest price, respectively, reflects the highest price and lowest price of Ontex shares on Euronext Brussels during the period 20 June 2016 until 1 July 2016 during which underlying Ontex shares were bought by its counterparty under the forward purchase agreement and on the basis of which the strike price of € 28.965 was determined.

*** The highest price and lowest price, respectively, reflects the highest price and lowest price of Ontex shares on Euronext Brussels during the period 7 June 2017 until 22 June 2017 during which underlying Ontex shares were bought by its counterparty under the forward purchase agreement and on the basis of which the strike price of € 32.298 was determined.

**** The highest price and lowest price, respectively, reflects the highest price and lowest price of Ontex shares on Euronext Brussels during the period 29 May 2018 until 22 June 2018 during which underlying Ontex shares were bought through the central order book of Euronext Brussels by its counterparty under the forward purchase agreement and on the basis of which the strike price of € 22.4709 was determined.

 

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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 22 countries, with its headquarters in Aalst, Belgium. Ontex is part of the Bel20 and STOXX® Europe 600.

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