Northern 2 VCT PLC.
Interim Management Statement
9 JANUARY 2013
NORTHERN 2 VCT PLC
INTERIM MANAGEMENT STATEMENT
FOR THE QUARTER ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2012
Northern 2 VCT PLC presents its interim management statement for the three months ended 31 December 2012. This constitutes the company's second interim management statement for the financial year ending 31 March 2013, as required by the UK Listing Authority's Disclosure Rules and Transparency Rules, Rule 4.3.
The company's objective is to provide high long-term tax-free returns to investors through a combination of dividend yield and capital growth, by investing in a portfolio of investments mainly comprising unquoted venture capital holdings. The company is a venture capital trust approved by HM Revenue & Customs and is required to comply on a continuing basis with the provisions of Section 274 of the Income Tax Act 2007.
The unaudited net asset value per ordinary share as at 31 December 2012 was 81.2p (30 September 2012 80.1p). The net asset value is stated before deducting the interim dividend of 2.0p per share declared in respect of the year ending 31 March 2013, which will be paid to eligible shareholders on 11 January 2013.
For the purposes of calculating the net asset value per share, quoted investments are carried at bid price as at 31 December 2012 and unquoted investments are carried at fair value as at 31 December 2012 as determined by the directors.
The number of ordinary shares in issue at 31 December 2012 was 69,867,784. During the three months ended 31 December 2012 no new shares were allotted and 235,000 shares were re-purchased by the company for cancellation at a price of 68.1p per share.
During the three months ended 31 December 2012 the following significant investment transactions took place:
Name of company
|Haystack Dryers||Manufacturer of drying booths for theme parks and swimming pools||1,157|
|Intuitive||Provider of software and related services for the travel industry||1,508|
|Name of company||proceeds||cost||2012|
|Paladin Group (sale to Places for People Group)||3,160||1,538||2,916|
The directors are not aware of any other events or transactions which have taken place between 30 September 2012 and the date of publication of this statement and which have had a material effect on the financial position of the company.
This statement has been prepared solely to provide additional information in order to meet the requirements of the Disclosure Rules and Transparency Rules and should not be relied on by shareholders, or any other party, for any other purpose.
Alastair Conn/Christopher Mellor, NVM Private Equity Limited - 0191 244 6000
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