Transparency Declaration Notification

  Transparency Declaration Notification

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

Business Wire

AALST-EREMBODEGEM, Belgium -- July 25, 2014

Regulatory News:

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 30 June 2014, Aviva Plc and Aviva Investors Global Services Ltd notified
Ontex that Aviva Investors Global Services Ltd had acquired 2,080,783 shares
in Ontex and so had crossed the threshold of 3% of the total number of voting
rights in Ontex from 0.00% to 3.06%.

On 1 July 2014, Ameriprise Financial Inc notified Ontex that its affiliated
entity Threadneedle Asset Management Holdings Limited had acquired 2,620,726
shares in Ontex and so had crossed the threshold of 3% of the total number of
voting rights in Ontex from 0.00% to 3.85%.

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

Date of Notification: 30 June 2014 and 1 July 2014

Date Threshold Crossed: 25 June 2014

Threshold Crossed: 3.00%

Notification by (parent undertaking or a controlling person):

Ameriprise Financial Inc         1099 Ameriprise Financial Center,
                                  Minneapolis, MN 55474, USA
Aviva Plc                         St Helen’s, 1 Undershaft, London, EC3P 3DQ,
                                  UK
Aviva Investors Global Services   No 1 Poultry, London, EC2R 8EJ, UK
Ltd

Denominator on the date of notifications: 68,055,555 shares

Voting rights and assimilated financial instruments:

Notification of 30 June 2014:

            Previous      After the transaction
            notification
             # voting       # voting rights          % of voting rights
             rights
Holders of                  Linked to    Not linked   Linked to    Not linked
                                                               
voting                      securities   to           securities   to
rights                                   securities                securities
Aviva
Investors
Global       0              2,080,783    0            3.06%        0.00%
Services
Ltd

Notification of 1 July 2014:

              Previous      After the transaction
              notification
               # voting       # voting rights          % of voting rights
               rights
Holders of                    Linked to    Not linked   Linked to    Not linked
                                                                 
voting                        securities   to           securities   to
rights                                     securities                securities
Threadneedle
Asset
Management     0              2,620,726    0            3.85%        0.00%
Holdings
Limited

Chain of controlled entities through which the shareholding is effectively
owned:

The voting rights are managed and controlled by Aviva Investors Global
Services Limited, with the following chain of controlled undertakings:- Aviva
plc (Parent Company), Aviva Group Holdings Limited (wholly owned subsidiary of
Aviva plc), Aviva Investors Holdings Limited (wholly owned subsidiary of Aviva
Group Holdings Limited), Aviva Investors Global Services Limited (wholly owned
subsidiary of Aviva Investors Holdings Limited).

Ameriprise Financial, Inc., which through intermediate holding companies
controls the voting rights of Columbia Management Investment Advisers,
Columbia Wanger Asset Management, Threadneedle Management Luxembourg S.A. and
Threadneedle Asset Management Holdings Ltd, which itself controls the voting
rights of Threadneedle Asset Management Ltd, Threadneedle International Ltd
and Threadneedle Pensions Ltd.

Notifications of significant shareholdings to be made according to the Law of
2 May 2007 should be sent to: investorrelations@ontexglobal.com

This notification will be posted on: http://www.ontexglobal.com/press-room

About Ontex

Ontex is a leading manufacturer of branded and retailer brand hygienic
disposable products across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The Company
primarily sells its products to retailers, helping them to establish or
enhance their own brands. While historically Western Europe has been the
Company’s largest geographic market in terms of sales (68% of sales in 2013),
the Company also has a growing presence in emerging markets where it offers
both retailer brands and its own brands, with the mix varying by product
category and geography. The Company believes that it operates a strong and
diversified business across multiple geographies and serves a blue chip
customer base with high quality products in core, resilient and
non-discretionary categories.

Contact:

INVESTOR ENQUIRIES
Fairvue Partners
Hannah Jethwani & Severine Camp
+44 20 7614 2900
Ontex@FairvuePartners.com
 
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