Press release


Aalst-Erembodegem (Belgium), 6 October 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 3 October 2017, Aviva plc, and its affiliated entities, notified Ontex that Aviva plc 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: 3 October 2017

Date Threshold Crossed: 2 October 2017

Threshold Crossed: 3.00%

Notification by:

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

Additional information
Aviva Investors Global Services Ltd, and Aviva Investors France SA, are investment management companies that hold and exercise the voting rights at their discretion in the absence of specific instructions.
Notifications of significant shareholdings to be made according to the Law of 2 May 2007 should be sent to: [email protected]


Maarten Verbanck

Phone: +32 53 33 36 20

Geoffroy Raskin