Northern Venture Tst – Director/PDMR Shareholding

30th March 2006

RNS Number:7840A
Northern Venture Trust PLC
31 March 2006

Northern Venture Trust PLC (the ‘Company’)

Director Shareholding

Further to the Issue of Equity announcement released on Friday 31 March 2006, of
the 4,460,580 C Shares allotted under the 2005/06 Offer for Subscription on
Friday 31 March 2006, 10,300 C Shares were allotted to Mr John Randolph Hustler,
a director of the Company at a price of 100p per share.

As a result of this allotment, Mr Hustler has a beneficial interest in 20,600 C
Shares of 75p each in the Company representing 0.13% per cent of the current
issued C Share capital.

Mr Hustler’s holding of 73,737 Ordinary Shares of 25p each remains unchanged at
73,737 shares representing 0.19% of the current issued Ordinary Share capital.


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