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Ontex: Transparency Declaration Notification

April 6, 2020

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

Aalst-Erembodegem (Belgium), April 6, 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 March 27, 2020, DWS Investment GmbH notified Ontex that it holds, as a result of the acquisition of voting securities, 4,147,002 voting rights in Ontex that may be acquired if all of the instruments are exercised, and so had crossed the threshold of 5.00% of the total number of voting rights in Ontex to 5.04%.

On March 30, 2020, DWS Investment GmbH notified Ontex that it holds, as a result of the disposal of voting securities, 3,874,649 voting rights in Ontex that may be acquired if all of the instruments are exercised, and so had crossed below the threshold of 5.00% of the total number of voting rights in Ontex to 4.71%.

On April 1, 2020, DWS Investment GmbH notified Ontex that it holds, as a result of the acquisition of voting securities, 4,365,973 voting rights in Ontex that may be acquired if all of the instruments are exercised, and so had crossed the threshold of 3.00% of the total number of voting rights in Ontex to 5.30%.

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

Dates of Notification: March 27, March 30, April 1, 2020
Dates Threshold Crossed: March 24, March 25, March 27, 2020
Threshold Crossed: 5.00%
Notification by: DWS Investment GmbH
Mainzer Landstraße 11-17, 60329 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Denominator on the dates of notification: 82,347,218 shares
Voting rights and assimilated financial instruments:
Notification of March 27, 2020:

Notification of March 30, 2020:

Notification of April 1, 2020:

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: investorrelations@ontexglobal.com

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