Northern Venture Trust PLC.

19 NOVEMBER 2012



Northern Venture Trust PLC ("NVT") announces the sale of its unquoted investment in Paladin Group Limited ("Paladin"), the property management services provider, to Places for People Group Limited, one of the UK's largest property management, development and regeneration companies with assets totalling more than £3 billion.

NVT has received cash proceeds of £3.51 million for its investment in ordinary shares and loan stock in Paladin.  The carrying value of the investment in Paladin in NVT's audited financial statements for the year ended 30 September 2012, published on 8 November 2012, was £3.15 million.  The uplift in NVT's net assets resulting from the realisation of Paladin is therefore £0.36 million, equivalent to approximately 0.5p per NVT ordinary share.

For further information, please contact:

NVM Private Equity Limited
Alastair Conn/Christopher Mellor             0191 244 6000

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