Northern Venture Tst – Transaction in Own Shares

24th May 2006


RNS Number:6125D
Northern Venture Trust PLC
25 May 2006

NORTHERN VENTURE TRUST PLC (‘The Company’)

PURCHASE OF OWN SHARES

The Company announces that on 24 May 2006 it purchased for cancellation under an
existing authority granted by shareholders 25,000 ordinary shares of 25p each in
the market at a price of 71.5p, representing approximately 0.07 per cent of the
Company’s issued ordinary share capital. There remain 38,745,193 ordinary
shares in issue.

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