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

Aalst-Erembodegem (Belgium), 25 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.

Between 17 October 2016 and 21 October 2016, Ontex received the following Transparency Declaration Notifications:

1. On 17 October 2016, BlackRock, Inc., and its affiliated entities, notified Ontex (1) 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, (2) that Blackrock Investment Management (UK) Limited had acquired 2,511,638 shares in Ontex and so had crossed the threshold of 3.00% of the total number of voting rights in Ontex to 3.36% and (3) that Blackrock (Luxembourg) SA had crossed below the threshold of 3.00% of the total number of voting rights in Ontex. To access the full notification, please click here.

2. On 18 October 2016, BlackRock, Inc., and its affiliated entities, notified Ontex that it had acquired 3,743,771 shares in Ontex and so had crossed the threshold of 5.00% of the total number of voting rights in Ontex to 5.00%. To access the full notification, please click here.

3. On 19 October 2016, Blackrock, Inc., and its affiliated entities, 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 to 4.997%. To access the full notification, please click here.

4. On 20 October 2016, BlackRock, Inc., and its affiliated entities, notified Ontex that it had acquired 3,743,649 shares in Ontex and so had crossed the threshold of 5.00% of the total number of voting rights in Ontex to 5.00%. To access the full notification, please click here.

5. On 21 October 2016, Blackrock, Inc., and its affiliated entities, 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 to 4.94%.

According to its obligation Ontex has published the content of the notifications that it has received. The tables below present the number of voting rights held by BlackRock, Inc., and its affiliated entities, as disclosed in the last notification dated 7 March 2016 (published on Ontex’s website on 10 March 2016) and as disclosed in the latest notification received on 21 October 2016. The intermediary notifications and their full content can be accessed via the aforementioned links.

Date of Notifications: 17, 18, 19, 20 and 21 October 2016

Dates Thresholds Crossed: 11, 12, 13, 17 and 19 October 2016

Thresholds Crossed: 3.00% and 5.00%

Notifications by:

 

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

Voting rights and assimilated financial instruments:

 

Chain of controlled entities through which the shareholding is effectively owned:

The full chain of controlled entities through which the shareholding is effectively owned is available at this link.

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

INVESTOR ENQUIRIES
Philip Ludwig
+32 53 333 730
investorrelations@ontexglobal.com

PRESS ENQUIRIES
Gaëlle Vilatte
+32 53 333 708
gaelle.vilatte@ontexglobal.com

About Ontex
Ontex is a leading producer of disposable personal hygiene products, ranging from baby diapers to products for feminine hygiene and adult incontinence. Ontex’s products are distributed in more than 110 countries through Ontex brands as well as leading retailer brands. The group employs over 7,000 staff and has a presence in 23 countries. Ontex is listed on Euronext Brussels and is part of the BEL20® index.

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