Announcements

Northern 3 VCT PLC.

17 JULY 2018

NORTHERN 3 VCT PLC

UNAUDITED NET ASSET VALUE AS AT 30 JUNE 2018

Northern 3 VCT PLC (“the Company”) is a Venture Capital Trust (“VCT”) launched in 2001 and managed by NVM Private Equity LLP.  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.  In order to maintain approval by HM Revenue & Customs as a VCT, the Company 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 2018 was 95.5 pence (31 March 2018 (audited) 94.0 pence).  The net asset value is stated before deducting the final dividend of 3.5 pence per share in respect of the year ended 31 March 2018, which will be paid to eligible shareholders on 20 July 2018.

For the purposes of calculating the net asset value per share, quoted investments are carried at bid price as at 30 June 2018 and unquoted investments are carried at fair value as at 30 June 2018 as determined by the directors.

During the three months ended 30 June 2018 the following venture capital portfolio transactions took place:

New investments:


Name of company   

Business activity 
Amount
  invested
£000
Ablatus Therapeutics LimitedDevelopment of medical devices to treat cancerous tumours318
Clarilis LimitedSoftware solution to automate the preparation of documents for the legal sector981
Newcells Biotech LimitedDevelopment of innovative efficacy and toxicity testing solutions for the drug discovery sector478

Realisations:


Name of company   

Sale proceeds 
 

Original cost 
Carrying value at
31 March 2018
 £000£000£000
Cityfibre Infrastructure Holdings plc (AIM quoted) – agreed take-over 608 496 311

The number of ordinary shares in issue at 30 June 2018 was 89,542,373.  During the three months ended 30 June 2018 120,000 shares were re-purchased for cancellation at a price of 89.3 pence per share.

Enquiries:
Simon John/James Bryce, NVM Private Equity LLP – 0191 244 6000

Website:  www.nvm.co.uk
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