Press release


Ontex: Transparency Declaration Notification


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

Aalst-Erembodegem (Belgium), 13 February 2017 – 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 9 February 2017, BlackRock, Inc., and its affiliated entities, notified Ontex that BlackRock, Inc. and Blackrock Investment Management (UK) Limited had, as a result of sales of shares, crossed below the threshold of 5.00% and 3.00%, respectively, 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: 9 February 2017

Date Threshold Crossed: 7 February 2017

Threshold Crossed: 5.00% and 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 control 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]


Maarten Verbanck

Phone: +32 53 33 36 20

Geoffroy Raskin