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Ontex: Transparency Declaration Notification

April 29, 2020

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

Aalst-Erembodegem (Belgium), April 29, 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 22, 2020, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. notified Ontex that it holds, as a result of the acquisition of equivalent financial instruments, 2,720,728 shares in Ontex and has so crossed above the threshold of 3.00% of voting rights in Ontex on April 17, 2020 to 3.30%.

On April 24, 2020, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. notified Ontex that as a result of the disposal of equivalent financial instruments, it has crossed below the threshold of 3.00% of voting securities in Ontex on April 22, 2020.

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

Reason for the notification: Acquisition or disposal of financial instruments that are treated as voting securities, and downward crossing of the lowest threshold.

Notification by: A parent undertaking or a controlling person

Persons subject to the notification requirement:

Name Address (for legal entities)
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. Corporation Trust Center, 1209 Orange Street,

Wilmington, DE 19801, USA

Date of Notifications: April 22, 2020 and April 24, 2020

Date Thresholds Crossed: April 17, 2020 and April 22, 2020

Threshold Crossed: 3.00%

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

Voting rights and assimilated financial instruments:

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

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. 0 0.00%
Goldman Sachs International 12,609 0.02%
Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC 815 0.00%
Goldman Sachs Asset Management, L.P. 15,699 0.02%
TOTAL 29,123   0.04%

 

(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
Goldman Sachs International Securities Lending   Open 2,691,559 3.27% physical
Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC Swap 23/11/2020   46 0.00% cash
TOTAL       2,691,605 3.27%  

 

  # voting rights % of voting rights
TOTAL (A + B) 2,720,728 3.30%

 

Notification of April 24, 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

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. 0
Goldman Sachs International 12,609
Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC 815
Goldman Sachs Asset Management, L.P. 15,699
TOTAL 29,123    

 

(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)    

 Full chain of controlled undertakings through which the holding is effectively held

Chain of controlled undertakings

  • GOLDMAN SACHS INTERNATIONAL IS CONTROLLED BY GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP UK LIMITED WHICH IS CONTROLLED BY GOLDMAN SACHS (UK) L.L.C. WHICH IS CONTROLLED BY THE GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP, INC.
  • GOLDMAN SACHS ASSET MANAGEMENT, L.P. IS CONTROLLED BY GSAM HOLDINGS LLC WHICH IS CONTROLLED BY THE GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP, INC.
  • GOLDMAN SACHS & CO. LLC IS CONTROLLED BY THE GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP, INC.

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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