Press release


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

Aalst-Erembodegem (Belgium), 25 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 23 May 2018, UBS Group AG notified Ontex that it had, as a result of sales of shares, crossed below the threshold of 3% 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: 23 May 2018

Date Threshold Crossed: 17 May 2018

Threshold Crossed: 3.00%

Notification by:

UBS Group AG Bahnhofstrasse 45, 8001 Zurich  

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

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

The full chain of control is available at this link.

Additional information

The disclosure obligation arose due to the total indirect holdings in voting rights of UBS Group AG, held directly by controlled undertakings, falling below 3% on 17th May 2018. This was caused by a reduction in the Trading Book holdings of the aforementioned entities below 5% and therefore being exempt from reporting.

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