Northern Investors Company PLC.

24 JULY 2015



Northern Investors Company PLC ("the Company") is a private equity investment trust managed by NVM Private Equity LLP.  The Company was launched in 1984 and has been listed on the London Stock Exchange since 1990.  In July 2011 shareholders approved a change in investment strategy whereby the Company ceased making new investments and began an orderly realisation of its portfolio with a view to returning capital to shareholders.  The Company has subsequently returned a total of £61.4 million to shareholders by way of tender offers and dividend distributions.

The Company announces that the unaudited net asset value per share as at 30 June 2015 was 543.7 pence (31 March 2015 (audited) 522.7 pence).  The net asset value is stated before deducting the final dividend of 17.0 pence per share in respect of the year ended 31 March 2015, which was approved by shareholders at the annual general meeting on 7 July 2015 and was paid on 24 July 2015.

The number of ordinary shares in issue at 30 June 2015 was 4,900,000 (31 March 2015 4,900,000).  No shares were allotted or re-purchased during the three months ended 30 June 2015.

For the purposes of calculating the net asset value per share, unquoted investments are carried at fair value as at 30 June 2015 as determined by the directors.

Net assets at 30 June 2015 comprised the following:

  % of 
   £000   net assets 
Unquoted investments at fair value as determined    
 by the directors 23,403  87.8 
Net current assets/(liabilities):    
 Cash and near-cash balances 7,205  27.1 
 Provision for performance-related management fee  (3,891) (14.6)
 Other debtors less creditors (77) (0.3)
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Net assets 26,640  100.0 
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The following investment realisation took place during the three months ended 30 June 2015:

   value at
 SaleOriginal31 March
Name of investee company     proceedscost2015
   £000  £000  £000
Wear Inns 1,367 1,304 1,342


Northern Investors Company PLC
Nigel Guy/Christopher Mellor                                          0191 244 6000

Stifel Nicolaus Europe
Neil Winward/Mark Bloomfield/Gaudi le Roux                  020 7710 7600


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Source: Northern Investors Co PLC via Globenewswire