Announcements

Northern 2 VCT PLC.

19 JULY 2011

 

NORTHERN 2 VCT PLC

 

INTERIM MANAGEMENT STATEMENT
FOR THE QUARTER ENDED 30 JUNE 2011

 

Northern 2 VCT PLC presents its interim management statement for the three months ended 30 June 2011.  This constitutes the company's first interim management statement for the financial year ending 31 March 2012, as required by the UK Listing Authority's Disclosure Rules and Transparency Rules, Rule 4.3.

 

The company's objective is to provide high long-term tax-free returns to investors through a combination of dividend yield and capital growth, by investing in a portfolio of investments mainly comprising unquoted venture capital holdings.  The company is a venture capital trust approved by HM Revenue & Customs and is required to comply on a continuing basis with the provisions of Section 274 of the Income Tax Act 2007.

 

The unaudited net asset value per ordinary share as at 30 June 2011 was 80.7p (31 March 2011 (audited) 79.5p).  The net asset value is stated before deducting the second interim dividend of 1.0p and the final dividend of 3.5p per share in respect of the 14 month period ended 31 March 2011, which will be paid to eligible shareholders on 22 July 2011.

 

The number of ordinary shares in issue at 30 June 2011 was 57,318,808.  During the three months ended 30 June 2011 no new ordinary shares were issued and 150,000 shares were re-purchased by the company for cancellation at a cost of 67.5p per share.

 

For the purposes of calculating the net asset value per share, quoted investments are carried at bid price as at 30 June 2011 and unquoted investments are carried at fair value as at 30 June 2011 as determined by the directors.

 

During the three months ended 30 June 2011 the following significant investment transactions took place:

 

New investments:

 


Name of company                     

Business activity                                  
Amount
    invested
£000
Tinglobal Holdings Limited Supplier of refurbished mid-range computer equipment 988
Paladin Group Limited* Integrated commercial and residential property services 232

*Additional investment in existing portfolio company

 

Realisations:

 

   Carrying
   value at
 SalesOriginal31 March
Name of company                                      proceedscost2011
             £000            £000            £000
       
Andor Technology plc (quoted on AIM)
 - part disposal

85

14

58
Individual Restaurant Company plc
(quoted on AIM)

3

250

3
Britspace Group Limited - 1,474 -

 

The directors are not aware of any other events or transactions which have taken place between 31 March 2011 and the date of publication of this statement and which have had a material effect on the financial position of the company.

 

This statement has been prepared solely to provide additional information in order to meet the requirements of the Disclosure Rules and Transparency Rules and should not be relied on by shareholders, or any other party, for any other purpose.

 

 

Enquiries:
Alastair Conn/Christopher Mellor, NVM Private Equity Limited - 0191 244 6000

 

Website:  www.nvm.co.uk

 

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