Northern Venture Tst – Transaction in Own Shares

1st February 2006


RNS Number:7774X
Northern Venture Trust PLC
01 February 2006

NORTHERN VENTURE TRUST PLC (‘The Company’)

PURCHASE OF OWN SHARES

The Company announces that on 31 January 2006 it purchased for cancellation
under an existing authority granted by shareholders 20,000 ordinary shares of
25p each in the market at a price of 72.2p, representing approximately 0.05 per
cent of the Company’s issued ordinary share capital. There remain 39,058,002
ordinary shares in issue.

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