Directorate change

7 July 2009 NORTHERN VENTURE TRUST PLC Appointment of director Northern Venture Trust PLC is pleased to announce that at a board meeting held on 7 July 2009, Mr Nigel Beer was appointed to the board as a non-executive director with immediate effect. Mr Beer is aged 55 and was formerly London Head of Corporate Finance at KPMG. He has over 20 years' experience of private equity and corporate transactions and investments. Currently he acts as a consultant and non-executive director to various companies including Community Health Partnerships Limited which invests in health sector infrastructure. There are no disclosures to be made under paragraph 9.6.13(1)-(6) of the Listing Rules in relation to Mr Beer's appointment. Enquiries: Christopher Mellor, Company Secretary - 0191 244 6000 ---END OF MESSAGE--- This announcement was originally distributed by Hugin. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.