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Ontex: Transparency Declaration Notification

Disclosure made according to the requirements of Article 14 of the law of 2 May 2007

Aalst-Erembodegem (Belgium), 6 March 2017 – Ontex Group NV (“Ontex”) discloses the notifications 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 2 March 2017, BlackRock, Inc., and its affiliated entities, notified Ontex that BlackRock, Inc. had, as a result of sales of shares, crossed below the threshold of 3.00% of the total number of voting rights in Ontex, excluding equivalent financial instruments.

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


Date of Notification: 2 March 2017
Date Threshold Crossed: 28 February 2017
Threshold Crossed: 3.00%
Notification by:

Denominator on the date of notification: 74,861,108 shares
Voting rights and assimilated financial instruments:

Chain of controlled entities through which the shareholding is effectively owned:

The full chain of control is available at this link.

Notifications of significant shareholdings to be made according to the Law of 2 May 2007 should be sent to:




Philip Ludwig

+32 53 333 730 |



Gaëlle Vilatte

+32 53 333 708 |


About Ontex

Ontex is a leading producer of personal hygiene products, ranging from baby diapers to products for feminine hygiene and adult incontinence. Ontex’s products are distributed in more than 110 countries through Ontex brands as well as leading retailer brands.

The group employs over 8,000 staff and has a presence in 25 countries. Ontex is listed on NYSE Euronext Brussels and is part of the Bel20 and STOXX® Europe 600.