Announcements

Northern 3 VCT PLC.




TIDMNTN

17 MARCH 2010

NORTHERN 3 VCT PLC ("the Company")

PURCHASE OF OWN SHARES AND TOTAL VOTING RIGHTS

The Company announces that on 17 March 2010 it purchased for cancellation under
an existing authority granted by shareholders 140,000 ordinary shares of 5p each
in the market at a price of 75.65p, representing approximately 0.45 per cent of
the Company's issued ordinary share capital. There remain 31,057,025 ordinary
shares in issue.

In conformity with the Transparency Directive, the Company notifies the market
that the capital of the Company consists of 31,057,025 ordinary shares with a
nominal value of 5p, with voting rights.

The Company does not hold any ordinary shares in treasury.

Therefore, the total number of voting rights in the Company is 31,057,025 (the
"Figure").

The Figure may be used by a shareholder or other person as the denominator for
the calculations by which he will determine if he is required to notify the
voting rights he holds in relation to the Company, or a change to those voting
rights, under the FSA's Disclosure and Transparency Rules.

Enquiries:

Alastair Conn/Christopher Mellor, NVM Private Equity Limited - 0191 244 6000
Website: www.nvm.co.uk <http://www.nvm.co.uk/>


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March 17, 2010 08:24 ET (12:24 GMT)