Announcements

Northern 3 VCT PLC.

19 NOVEMBER 2012

NORTHERN 3 VCT PLC

PORTFOLIO UPDATE

Northern 3 VCT PLC ("Northern 3") announces the sale of its unquoted investment in Paladin Group Limited ("Paladin"), the property management services provider, to Places for People Group Limited, one of the UK's largest property management, development and regeneration companies with assets totalling more than £3 billion.

Northern 3 has received cash proceeds of £2.08 million for its investment in ordinary shares and loan stock in Paladin.  The carrying value of the investment in Paladin in Northern 3's unaudited half-yearly financial statements for the six months ended 30 September 2012, published on 8 November 2012, was £1.86 million.  The uplift in Northern 3's net assets resulting from the realisation of Paladin is therefore £0.22 million, equivalent to approximately 0.5p per Northern 3 ordinary share.

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NVM Private Equity Limited
Alastair Conn/Christopher Mellor             0191 244 6000




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