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

Aalst-Erembodegem (Belgium), 31 May 2016 – Ontex Group NV (“Ontex”) discloses the notifications 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 27 May 2016, Norges Bank notified Ontex that it holds 3,812,880 shares in Ontex and so has crossed the threshold of 5.00% of the total number of voting rights in Ontex to 5.09%.

On 30 May 2016, Norges Bank notified Ontex that it holds 3,616,997 shares in Ontex and so has crossed the threshold of 5.00% of the total number of voting rights in Ontex to 4.83%.

 

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

Dates of Notification: 27 May 2016 and 30 May 2016
Dates Threshold Crossed: 26 May 2016 and 27 May 2016
Threshold Crossed: 5.00%
Notification by:

Denominator on the date of notification: 74,861,108 shares

Voting rights and assimilated financial instruments:

Notification of 27 May 2016:

Notification of 30 May 2016:

 

Chain of controlled undertakings through which the holding is effectively held:

Norges Bank is the central bank of Norway. As part of its central bank activities, Norges Bank manages Norway’s foreign exchange reserves and is responsible for management of the Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG). The formal responsibility for management of the GPFG is placed with the Ministry of Finance, but is delegated to Norges Bank. All investments are executed by Norges Bank acting as principal and all holdings are registered in the name of Norges Bank.

Other remarks:

The increase and decrease in Norges Bank’s holdings in Ontex Group NV is due to an increase and decrease in shares held as collateral (for other shares lent out).

Notifications of significant shareholdings to be made according to the Law of 2 May 2007 should be sent to: investorrelations@ontexglobal.com

This notification will be posted on: http://www.ontexglobal.com/press-room

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