Press release


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

Aalst-Erembodegem (Belgium), 6 March 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 2 March 2017, BlackRock, Inc., and its affiliated entities, notified Ontex that BlackRock, 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, excluding equivalent financial instruments.

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


Date of Notification: 2 March 2017
Date Threshold Crossed: 28 February 2017
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 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