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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