Northern 2 VCT PLC.




Northern 2 VCT PLC ("Northern 2 VCT") announces the sale of its investment in Alaric Systems Limited ("Alaric"), which provides payment processing and fraud prevention software, to a subsidiary of NCR Corporation.

Northern 2 VCT has received cash proceeds of £3.91 million for its holding of ordinary shares and loan stock in Alaric.  The carrying value of the investment in Alaric in Northern 2 VCT's unaudited half-yearly financial statements for the six months ended 30 September 2013, published on 12 November 2013, was £3.27 million.  The uplift in Northern 2 VCT's net assets resulting from the sale is therefore £0.64 million, equivalent to approximately 0.7p per share.

Northern 2 VCT has also received accrued loan stock interest from Alaric totalling £0.27 million, equivalent (after providing for corporation tax) to approximately 0.2p per share, which was not recognised in the financial statements as at 30 September 2013.

Northern 2 VCT may become entitled to receive additional sale proceeds of up to £0.70 million over the period to December 2017, which will be recognised in the financial statements as and when received.

For further information, please contact:

NVM Private Equity Limited

Alastair Conn/Christopher Mellor             0191 244 6000

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Source: Northern 2 VCT PLC via Globenewswire