Announcements

Northern 2 VCT PLC.

31 JULY 2014

NORTHERN 2 VCT PLC

INTERIM MANAGEMENT STATEMENT
FOR THE QUARTER ENDED 30 JUNE 2014

Northern 2 VCT PLC presents its interim management statement for the three months ended 30 June 2014.  This constitutes the company's first interim management statement for the financial year ending 31 March 2015, 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 2014 was 84.6p.  The corresponding figure at 31 March 2014, stated after deducting the second interim dividend of 3.5p per share in respect of the year ended 31 March 2014 which was paid to eligible shareholders on 28 March 2014, was 83.9p (audited).

For the purposes of calculating the net asset value per share, quoted investments are carried at bid price as at 30 June 2014 and unquoted investments are carried at fair value as at 30 June 2014 as determined by the directors.

The number of ordinary shares in issue at 30 June 2014 was 92,216,328.  During the three months ended 30 June 2014 1,099,005 new shares were allotted at an average price of 85.4p through a public offer for subscription and 120,000 shares were re-purchased by the company for cancellation at a price of 75.5p per share.

During the three months ended 30 June 2014 the following significant venture capital investment transactions took place:

New investments:


Name of company                          

Business activity                                    
Amount
    invested
£000
Arnlea Holdings Asset management systems for the oil and gas sector 1,287
Agilitas Holdings (Acal Enterprise Solutions) Inventory management services 1,638
Fresh Approach (UK) Holdings Event co-ordination and management services 1,454

Realisations:

Carrying
Sales Original value at
Name of company                                                   proceeds           cost  31 March 2014
£000 £000 £000
Tinglobal Holdings - loan stock redemption 1,498 1,498 1,498

On 16 July 2014 the company completed a new venture capital investment of £1,671,000 in MSQ Partners, a marketing communications agency.

As previously reported, on 13 May 2014 the company entered into a new management agreement appointing NVM Private Equity Limited as its Alternative Investment Fund Manager for the purposes of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Regulations 2013, on the same financial terms as previously.  At the annual general meeting held on 30 July 2014 shareholders approved an amendment to the terms of the performance-related management fee payable under the agreement, as set out in the circular to shareholders dated 24 June 2014.

The directors are not aware of any other events or transactions which have taken place between 31 March 2014 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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Source: Northern 2 VCT PLC via Globenewswire

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