Northern 2 VCT PLC.
Notice of General Meeting
17 JANUARY 2014
NORTHERN 2 VCT PLC
SHAREHOLDER MEETING: proposed CANCELLATION OF AMOUNTS STANDING TO THE CREDIT OF SHARE PREMIUM ACCOUNT AND CAPITAL REDEMPTION RESERVE
Northern 2 VCT PLC ("the Company") announces that a circular ("the Circular") has today been posted to shareholders giving notice of a shareholder general meeting to be held on 12 February 2014 to consider a resolution to cancel the amounts standing on the Company's balance sheet to the credit of the share premium account and the capital redemption reserve. The cancellations will result in the creation of a new distributable reserve. This reserve will be available, together with the Company's existing distributable reserves, to be used by the Company inter alia to re-purchase ordinary shares for cancellation and to pay dividends to shareholders (subject to the provisions of the Companies Act 2006 and to the legislation relating to venture capital trusts). The cancellations will have no impact on the balance sheet assets and liabilities of the Company.
At the date of the Circular the balance on the share premium account was approximately £41.5 million and the balance on the capital redemption reserve was approximately £0.8 million. Subject to shareholder approval of the resolution, the Company intends to apply to the High Court to seek its confirmation of the cancellations of the amounts standing to the credit of the share premium account and the capital redemption reserve.
A copy of the circular has been submitted to the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at www.morningstar.co.uk/uk/NSM and is also available on the NVM Private Equity website at www.nvm.co.uk/n2vctgm2014.
Alastair Conn/Christopher Mellor, NVM Private Equity Limited - 0191 244 6000
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Source: Northern 2 VCT PLC via Globenewswire