Announcements

Northern Venture Trust PLC.


Transaction in Own Shares and Total Voting Rights


31 March 2009

NORTHERN VENTURE TRUST PLC ('The Company')

PURCHASE OF OWN SHARES AND TOTAL VOTING RIGHTS

The Company announces that on 31 March 2009 it purchased for
cancellation under an existing authority granted by shareholders
25,000 ordinary shares of 25p each in the market at a price of 41.5p,
representing approximately 0.06 per cent of the Company's issued
ordinary share capital. There remain 39,498,975 ordinary shares in
issue.

In conformity with the Transparency Directive, the Company notifies
the market that the capital of the Company consists of 39,498,975
ordinary shares with a nominal value of 25p each and 20,612,249 C
shares with a nominal value of 75p each. All the shares have voting
rights.

The Company does not hold any ordinary shares or C shares in
treasury.

Therefore, the total number of voting rights in the Company is
60,111,224 (the 'Figure').

The Figure may be used by a shareholder or other person as the
denominator for the calculations by which he will determine if he is
required to notify the voting rights he holds in relation to the
Company, or a change to those voting rights, under the FSA's
Disclosure and Transparency Rules.

Enquiries:

Alastair Conn/Christopher Mellor, NVM Private Equity Limited - 0191
244 6000
Website: www.nvm.co.uk

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