Press release


Regulated information

Aalst-Erembodegem (Belgium), 17 October 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 14 October 2016, Allianz Global Investors GmbH notified Ontex that it had, as a result of sales of shares, crossed below the threshold of 5.00% of the total number of voting rights in Ontex.


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

Date of Notification: 14 October 2016

Date Threshold Crossed: 11 October 2016

Threshold Crossed: 5.00%

Notification  by:

Allianz Global Investors GmbH Bockenheimer Landstraße 42-44, D-60323 Frankfurt/M., Germany


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

Voting rights and assimilated financial instruments:


Other Remarks:

Allianz Global Investors GmbH is a German investment management company. Its core business is the establishment and portfolio management of investment funds domiciled in Germany, Luxembourg, France, Italy, the UK and Ireland. Allianz Global Investors GmbH is entitled to execute the voting rights by proxy (since the foundation of the funds). Additionally, Allianz Global Investors GmbH is mandated in several cases to manage individual asset portfolios for clients on a contractual basis (incl. fund mandates, under which Allianz Global Investors GmbH is the portfolio manager of funds established by other investment companies); under such contracts Allianz Global Investors GmbH is entitled to execute the voting rights of shares held in such asset portfolios. Allianz SE and all other holding companies between Allianz SE and Allianz Global Investors GmbH have been allowed to disaggregate their holdings of their 4 subsidiary, Allianz Global Investors GmbH, in accordance with art. 11, § 2 of the law of 2 May 2007 and art. 21 of the royal decree of 14 February 2008. Allianz Global Investors GmbH can exercise the voting rights at its discretion in the absence of specific instructions.


Maarten Verbanck

Phone: +32 53 33 36 20

Geoffroy Raskin