Press release


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

Aalst-Erembodegem (Belgium), 16 May 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 14 May 2018, Sycomore Asset Management SA notified Ontex that it holds, as a result of the acquisition of voting securities or voting rights, 2,485,793 shares in Ontex and so has crossed the threshold of 3.00% of the total number of voting rights in Ontex to 3.02%.

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

Date of Notification: 14 May 2018

Date Threshold Crossed: 10 May 2018

Threshold Crossed: 3.00%

Notification by:

Sycomore Asset Management SA 14 avenue Hoche 75008 Paris France
Sycomore Factory SAS 14 avenue Hoche 75008 Paris France

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

Voting rights and assimilated financial instruments:

(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

Sycomore Factory SAS 0 0 0 0.00% 0.00%
Sycomore Asset Management SA 2,423,899 2,485,793 0 3.02% 0.00%
Total 2,485,793 0 3.02% 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
TOTAL 0 0.00%
# of voting rights % of voting rights
TOTAL (A + B) 2,485,793 3.02%

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

This position is held by the UCITS managed by Sycomore Asset Management SA. Sycomore Asset Management SA is controlled by Sycomore Factory SAS, which does not hold voting rights for the issuer concerned and is not a controlled entity.

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