Northern Investors Company PLC.

31 MARCH 2016



On 8 March 2016 Northern Investors Company PLC (the "Company") announced a Tender Offer by Stifel Nicolaus Europe Limited, on behalf of the Company, to purchase up to 3,150,000 shares, representing 64.29% of the Company's issued share capital, at a price of 635 pence per Share, equivalent to the unaudited net asset value per Share as at 29 February 2016 less an adjustment for the estimated costs of the Tender Offer.  The Company now announces the result of the Tender Offer, which closed on 29 March 2016, the requisite authority for the purchase of Shares by the Company having been granted by shareholders at the general meeting held on 31 March 2016.

Valid tenders were received in respect of 2,403,233 Shares (representing approximately 49.05% of the Company's issued ordinary share capital as at the Record Date, 24 March 2016).  The Tender Offer was therefore undersubscribed and in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Tender Offer, the Company has accepted in full all applications made by Eligible Shareholders.  

The total number of Shares for which applications were accepted under the Tender Offer was 2,403,233, representing 49.05% of the Company's issued ordinary share capital as at the Record Date, and accordingly on 31 March 2016 the Company purchased for cancellation 2,403,233 Shares at the Tender Price of 635p per Share in accordance with the terms of the Tender Offer.  Immediately following this transaction there were 2,496,767 Shares in issue.

Payment of the Tender Price due to Shareholders whose tenders under the Tender Offer have been accepted is expected to be made (by cheque, by electronic payment or by payment through CREST, as appropriate) by 1 April 2016.

Defined terms in this announcement have the same meaning as in the Circular to Shareholders dated 8 March 2016.


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

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


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Source: Northern Investors Co PLC via Globenewswire