Northern Investors Company PLC.

12 December 2012



Northern Investors Company PLC (the "Company") announces that at the general meeting held on 12 December 2012 the special resolution set out in the notice of meeting was duly passed by shareholders.

In accordance with the Disclosure Rules and Transparency Rules, a copy of the resolution proposed and passed has been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at andis also available on the NVM Private Equity website at

Details of proxy voting on the resolution put to shareholders at the general meeting are as follows:

Resolution For Discretionary Against Vote withheld
That, in addition to the authority given to the Company pursuant to resolution 11 at the Annual General Meeting on 6 July 2012, the Company be and is generally and unconditionally authorised to make market purchases (within the meaning of Section 693(4) of the Companies Act 2006) of ordinary shares of 25 pence each, provided that:

a      the maximum aggregate number of ordinary shares that may be purchased is 3,000,000;

b      the price which may be paid for an ordinary share shall be the Tender Price (as defined in the circular to shareholders dated 19 November 2012) which shall be both the maximum and the minimum price for the purpose of Section 701 of the Companies Act 2006; and

c      the authority conferred by this resolution shall expire at the conclusion of the Company's next annual general meeting or 31 March 2013, whichever is the earlier, save that the Company may, before the expiry of the authority granted by this resolution, enter into a contract to purchase ordinary shares which will or may be executed wholly or partly after the expiry of such authority.
12,109,922 Nil 1,537 3,951


Christopher Mellor, NVM Private Equity Limited - 0191 244 6000

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