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

Aalst-Erembodegem (Belgium), 18 March 2015 – 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 13 March 2015, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. and TPG Group Holdings (SBS) Advisors, Inc., and their affiliated entity Whitehaven B S.à r.l., and former/current members of the executive management team of Ontex notified Ontex that it had, as a result of sales of shares, crossed below the threshold of 3% of the total number of voting rights in Ontex.

On 16 March 2015, Aviva plc, and its affiliated entities, notified Ontex that it had acquired 3,433,938 shares in Ontex and so had crossed the threshold of 5% of the total number of voting rights in Ontex to 5.05%.

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

Please find the full publication below:


Maarten Verbanck

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