Press release


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

Aalst-Erembodegem (Belgium), October 28, 2019 – 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 October 21, 2019, Bank of America Corporation notified Ontex that it had, as a result of sales of shares, crossed below the threshold of 5.00% of the total number of voting rights in Ontex.
According to its obligation Ontex publishes the content of the notifications that it has received.

Date of Notification: October 21, 2019
Date Threshold Crossed: October 16, 2019
Threshold Crossed: 5.00%
Notification by: Bank of America Corporation
Wilmington, DE (United States)
Denominator on the date of notification: 82,347,218 shares
Voting rights and assimilated financial instruments:

Notification of October 21, 2019:

Full chain of controlled undertakings through which the holding is effectively held:
Merrill Lynch International is controlled by “Bank of America Corporation” (see enclosure). Bank of America Corporation is not a controlled entity.

Additional information:
The trigger for the notification is because we are going below the 5% trading book exemption.

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