Announcements

Northern Investors Company PLC.


RNS Number:5282S
Northern Investors Co PLC
11 October 2005


FORM 8.3


DEALINGS BY PERSONS WHO OWN OR CONTROL 1% OR MORE OF ANY CLASS OF RELEVANT
SECURITY
(Rule 8.3 of The City Code on Takeovers and Mergers)

Name of purchaser/vendor * NORTHERN INVESTORS COMPANY PLC

Company dealt in BIOFOCUS PLC

Relevant security dealt in ORD GBP 0.25

If a connected EFM, name of offeree/
offeror with which connected

If a connected EFM, nature of connection #

Date of dealing 7 OCTOBER 2005 (PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR
FURTHER DEALINGS IN THE OFFER PERIOD)

DEALINGS +

Amount bought Price per unit (currency must be stated)


Amount sold Price per unit (currency must be stated)

94,763 GBP 1.12

Resultant total amount and percentage of the same relevant security owned
or controlled

NIL


IS A SUPPLEMENTAL FORM 8 (DERIVATIVE)/FORM 8 (OPTION) ATTACHED? NO


Date of disclosure 11 OCTOBER 2005

Contact name CHRISTOPHER MELLOR

Telephone number 0191 244 6012

* Specify the owner or controller in addition to the person dealing. The
naming of nominees or vehicle companies is insufficient. In the case of
disclosure of dealings by fund managers on behalf of discretionary clients,
the clients need not be named.

# See the definition of 'connected fund managers and principal traders' in
the Definitions Section of the Code.

+ If disclosing dealings/holdings in derivatives or options, please attach
Supplemental Form 8 (Derivative) or Supplemental Form 8 (Option), as
appropriate.

For details of the Code's dealing disclosure requirements, see Rule 8 and its
Notes which can be viewed on the Takeover Panel's website at
www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk.

FURTHER DEALINGS IN THE OFFER PERIOD

Date No of shares sold Price per share GBP

30/09/2005 23,691 1.14
04/10/2005 47,381 1.13
05/10/2005 24,165 1.12


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