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Ontex: Transparency Declaration Notification

April 27, 2020

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

Aalst-Erembodegem (Belgium), April 27, 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 April 20, 2020, DWS Investment GmbH notified Ontex that it holds, as a result of the disposal of voting securities or voting rights, 3,258,778 shares in Ontex and has so crossed below the threshold of 5.00% of voting securities in Ontex on April 15, 2020 to 3.96%.

On April 22, 2020, DWS Investment GmbH notified Ontex that it holds, as a result of the disposal of voting securities or voting rights, 2,209,469 shares in Ontex and has so crossed below the threshold of 3.00% of voting securities in Ontex on April 17, 2020 to 2.68%.

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

Reason for the notification: Acquisition or disposal of voting securities or voting right and acquisition or disposal of financial instruments that are treated as voting securities.

Notification by: A person that notifies alone

Persons subject to the notification requirement:

Name Address (for legal entities)
DWS Investment GmbH Mainzer Landstraße 11-17, 60329 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Dates of Notification: April 20, 2020 and April 22, 2020

Dates Threshold Crossed: April 15, 2020 and April 17, 2020

Thresholds Crossed: 3.00% and 5.00%

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

Voting rights and assimilated financial instruments:

Notification of April 20, 2020:

(A) Voting rights Previous notification After the transaction
# voting rights # voting rights % of voting rights
Holders of

voting rights

Linked to

securities

Not linked

to securities

Linked to

securities

Not linked

to securities

DWS Investment GmbH 4,330,973 3,258,778 3.96%
Total 4,330,973 3,258,778 0 3.96% 0.00%

 

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

financial

instrument

Expiration date Exercise period or date # of voting rights that may be acquired if the instrument is exercised % of voting rights Settlement
TOTAL            

 

  # voting rights % of voting rights
TOTAL (A + B) 3,258,778 3.96%

  

Notification of April 22, 2020:

(A) Voting rights Previous notification After the transaction
# voting rights # voting rights % of voting rights
Holders of

voting rights

Linked to

securities

Not linked

to securities

Linked to

securities

Not linked

to securities

DWS Investment GmbH 3,258,778 2,209,469 2.68%
Total 3,258,778 2,209,469 0 2.68% 0.00%

 

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

financial

instrument

Expiration date Exercise period or date # of voting rights that may be acquired if the instrument is exercised % of voting rights Settlement
TOTAL            

 

  # voting rights % of voting rights
TOTAL (A + B) 2,209,469 2.68%

 

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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