Press release


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

Aalst-Erembodegem (Belgium), 7 December 2018 – Ontex Group NV (“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 7 December 2018, Groupe Bruxelles Lambert, and its affiliated entities, notified Ontex that it had acquired 16,454,453 shares in Ontex and so had crossed the threshold of 15.00% of the total number of voting rights in Ontex to 19.98%.

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

Date of Notification: 7 December 2018

Date Threshold Crossed: 3 December 2018

Threshold Crossed: 15.00%

Notification by:

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

Voting rights and assimilated financial instruments:

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

The full chain of control is available at this link.

Additional information

This notification was sent due to the passing of Mr Albert Frère and the transfer of control on Frère-Bourgeois SA and its controlled entities to his two children, Mr Gerald Frere – Stichting Administratiekantoor Bierlaire – and Mrs Segolene Gallienne – Stichting Administratiekantoor Peupleraie -, in accordance with the statutes of the Stichting Administratiekantoor Frère-Bourgeois (see chain of controlled entities attached).
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