Transaction in Own Shares and Total Voting Rights

13 July 2009 NORTHERN VENTURE TRUST PLC ("The Company") PURCHASE OF OWN SHARES AND TOTAL VOTING RIGHTS The Company announces that on 8 July 2009 it purchased for cancellation under an existing authority granted by shareholders 202,784 C shares of 75p each in the market at a price of 58.5p, representing approximately 0.99 per cent of the Company's issued C share capital. There remain 20,409,465 C shares in issue. In conformity with the Transparency Directive, the Company notifies the market that the capital of the Company consists of 40,170,808 ordinary shares with a nominal value of 25p each and 20,409,465 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 60,580,273 (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.