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

Aalst-Erembodegem (Belgium), 28 December 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 22 December 2016, Ameriprise Financial, Inc., and its affiliated entities, notified Ontex that Ameriprise Financial, Inc. 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: 22 December 2016
Date Threshold Crossed: 20 December 2016
Threshold Crossed: 3.00%
Notification by:

Ameriprise Financial, Inc. 1099 Ameriprise Financial Center, Minneapolis, MN 55474, USA

Denominator on the date of notification: 74,861,108 shares
Voting rights and assimilated financial instruments:

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

Threadneedle Asset Management Limited is an investment adviser which manages funds and accounts which hold the shares reported in this filing.

Threadneedle Asset Management Limited is wholly owned by TC Financing Limited, which is itself wholly owned by Threadneedle Asset Management Holdings Limited, which is itself wholly owned by TAM UK Holdings Limited, which is itself wholly owned by Threadneedle Holdings Limited, which is itself wholly owned by Threadneedle Asset Management Holdings SARL, which is itself wholly owned by Ameriprise International Holdings GmbH, which is itself wholly owned by Ameriprise Financial, Inc.

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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