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Ontex: Transparency Declaration Notification

July 14, 2020

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

Aalst-Erembodegem (Belgium), July 14, 2020 – 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 July 7, 2020, DWS Investment GmbH notified Ontex that it holds, as a result of the acquisition of voting securities or voting rights, 2,528,510 shares in Ontex and has so crossed above threshold of 3.00% of voting securities in Ontex on July 1, 2020 to 3.07%.

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

Reason for the notification: Acquisition or disposal of voting securities or voting rights and acquisition or disposal of financial instruments that are treated as voting securities.

Notification by: A person that notifies alone

Persons subject to the notification requirement:

Name Address (for legal entities)
DWS Investment GmbH Mainzer Landstraße 11-17, 60329 Frankfurt am Main, Germany


Date of Notification: July 7, 2020

Date Threshold Crossed: July 1, 2020

Threshold Crossed: 3.00%

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


Voting rights and assimilated financial instruments:

Notification of July 7, 2020:

(A) Voting rights Previous notification After the transaction
# voting rights # voting rights % of voting rights
Holders of

voting rights

Linked to


Not linked

to securities

Linked to


Not linked

to securities

DWS Investment GmbH 2,209,469 2,503,510 3.04%
Total 2,209,469 2,503,510 0 3.04% 0.00%


(B) Equivalent financial instruments After the transaction
Holders of equivalent
financial instruments
Type of



Expiration date Exercise period or date # of voting rights that may be acquired if the instrument is exercised % of voting rights Settlement
DWS Investment GmbH Right to Recall 25,000 0.03% physical
TOTAL       25,000 0.03%  


  # voting rights % of voting rights
TOTAL (A + B) 2,528,510 3.07%


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

DWS Investment GmbH is not a controlled entity.

Additional information

DWS Investment GmbH is an investment firm and can exercise the voting rights attached to the shares at its 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