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Ontex: Transparency Declaration Notification

July 22, 2020

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

Aalst-Erembodegem (Belgium), July 22, 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 17, 2020, DWS Investment GmbH notified Ontex that it holds, as a result of the disposal of voting securities or voting rights, 2,261,451 shares in Ontex and has so crossed below threshold of 3.00% of voting securities in Ontex on July 13, 2020 to 2.75%.

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, and the downward crossing of the lowest threshold.

Notification by: A person that notifies alone

Persons subject to the notification requirement:

NameAddress (for legal entities)
DWS Investment GmbHMainzer Landstraße 11-17, 60329 Frankfurt am Main, Germany


Date of Notification: July 17, 2020

Date Threshold Crossed: July 13, 2020

Threshold Crossed: 3.00%

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

Voting rights and assimilated financial instruments:

Notification of July 17, 2020:

(A) Voting rightsPrevious notificationAfter 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 GmbH2,503,5102,236,4512.72%


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



Expiration dateExercise period or date# of voting rights that may be acquired if the instrument is exercised% of voting rightsSettlement
DWS Investment GmbHRight to Recall25,0000.03%physical
TOTAL   25,0000.03% 


 # voting rights% of voting rights
TOTAL (A + B)2,261,4512.75%


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]


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