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Ontex: Transparency Declaration Notification

August 19, 2020

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

Aalst-Erembodegem (Belgium), August 19, 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 August 13, 2020, DWS Investment GmbH notified Ontex that it holds, as a result of the disposal of voting securities or voting rights, 2,333,905 shares in Ontex and has so crossed below threshold of 3.00% of voting securities in Ontex on August 7, 2020 to 2.83%.

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

Reason for the notification: Acquisition or disposal of voting securities or voting rights, and the downward crossing of the lowest threshold.

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

Date of Notification: August 13, 2020

Date Threshold Crossed: August 7, 2020

Threshold Crossed: 3.00%

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

Voting rights and assimilated financial instruments: 

Notification of August 13, 2020:

(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

DWS Investment GmbH 2,616,340 2,308,905 2.80%
Total 2,616,340 2,308,905 0 2.80% 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
DWS Investment GmbH Right to Recall 25,000 0.03% physical
TOTAL       25,000 0.03%  


  # voting rights % of voting rights
TOTAL (A + B) 2,333,905 2.83%


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: [email protected]


Maarten Verbanck

Phone: +32 53 33 36 20

Geoffroy Raskin