Press release


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

Aalst-Erembodegem (Belgium), 22 November 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 17 November 2016, BlackRock, Inc., and its affiliated entities, notified Ontex that Blackrock Investment Management (UK) Limited had, as a result of sales of shares, crossed below the threshold of 3.00% 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: 17 November 2016
Date Threshold Crossed: 15 November 2016
Threshold Crossed: 3.00%
Notification 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: [email protected]
This notification will be posted on:

Philip Ludwig
+32 53 333 730 | [email protected]

Gaëlle Vilatte
+32 53 333 708 | [email protected]

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.


Maarten Verbanck

Phone: +32 53 33 36 20

Geoffroy Raskin