Press release


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

Aalst-Erembodegem (Belgium), 2 July 2018 – 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 29 June 2018, UBS Group AG notified Ontex that it holds, as a result of the acquisition of voting securities or voting rights, 4,500,306 shares in Ontex and so has crossed the threshold of 5.00% of the total number of voting rights in Ontex to 5.47%.

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


Date of Notification: 29 June 2018

Date Threshold Crossed: 25 June 2018

Threshold Crossed: 5.00%

Notification by:

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

Voting rights and assimilated financial instruments:

Notification from UBS Group AG



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

The full chain of control is available at this link.


Additional information


The disclosure obligation arose due to the total indirect holdings in voting rights of UBS Group AG, held directly by controlled undertakings going above 5% on 25 June 2018. This was caused by an increase in the Trading Book holdings of the aforementioned entities going above 5% and therefore no longer being exempt from reporting.

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

This notification will be posted on:


Maarten Verbanck

Phone: +32 53 33 36 20

Geoffroy Raskin