Northern Venture Tst – Director/PDMR Shareholding

10th February 2006

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Northern Venture Trust PLC
10 February 2006

Northern Venture Trust PLC (the ‘Company’)

Director Shareholding

Further to the Issue of Equity announcement released on Friday 10 February 2006,
of the 2,041,142 C Shares allotted under the 2005/06 Offer for Subscription on
Friday 10 February 2006, 25,750 C Shares were allotted to Mr Edward Michael
Patrick Denny, a director of the Company at a price of 100p per share.

As a result of this allotment, Mr Denny has a beneficial interest in 25,750 C
Shares of 75p each in the Company representing 0.52% per cent of the current
issued C Share capital. Mr Denny’s holding of 100,000 Ordinary Shares of 25p
each remains unchanged at 100,000 shares representing 0.26% of the current
issued Ordinary Share capital.

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