Northern Venture Tst – Transaction in Own Shares

5th January 2006


RNS Number:5047W
Northern Venture Trust PLC
05 January 2006

NORTHERN VENTURE TRUST PLC (‘The Company’)

PURCHASE OF OWN SHARES

The Company announces that on 4 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 share capital. There remain 39,106,102 ordinary shares in
issue.

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