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Ontex: Transparency Declaration Notification

December 31st, 2020

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

Aalst-Erembodegem (Belgium), December 31, 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 December 29, 2020, Janus Henderson Group plc notified Ontex that it holds, as a result of the disposal of voting securities or voting rights, 2,453,210 shares in Ontex and has so crossed below threshold of 3.00% of voting securities in Ontex on December 24, 2020 to 2.98%.

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 parent undertaking or a controlling person

Persons subject to the notification requirement:

Name Address (for legal entities)
Janus Henderson Group plc 201 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 3AE, UK

Date of Notification: December 29, 2020

Date Threshold Crossed: December 24, 2020

Threshold Crossed: 3.00%

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

Voting rights and assimilated financial instruments: 

Notification of December 29, 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

Janus Henderson Group plc 3,424,055 2,453,210 2.98%
Total 3,424,055 2,453,210 0 2.98% 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) 2,453,210 2.98%

 

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

Janus Henderson Group plc, Janus Capital Group Inc., Janus Capital Management LLC. Janus Henderson Group plc’s Organisational Chart is attached to show the full change of control.

Additional information

Janus Capital Management LLC is the investment management company that can exercise the voting rights 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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