Transaction in Own Shares and Total Voting Rights

3 JULY 2009 NORTHERN 2 VCT PLC ("The Company") PURCHASE OF OWN SHARES AND TOTAL VOTING RIGHTS The Company announces that on 3 July 2009 it purchased for cancellation under an existing authority granted by shareholders 80,955 ordinary shares of 5p each in the market at a price of 44.0p, representing approximately 0.14 per cent of the Company's issued ordinary share capital. There remain 57,036,608 ordinary shares in issue. In conformity with the Transparency Directive, the Company notifies the market that the capital of the Company consists of 57,036,608 ordinary shares with a nominal value of 5p, with voting rights. The Company does not hold any ordinary shares in treasury. Therefore, the total number of voting rights in the Company is 57,036,608 (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: ---END OF MESSAGE--- This announcement was originally distributed by Hugin. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.