Northern 3 VCT PLC.

8 MARCH 2012



Northern 3 VCT PLC ("the Company") announces that on 8 March 2012 it allotted to 159 subscribers 2,018,867 ordinary shares of 5p each under the Offer for subscription, details of which were set out in the Offer Document dated 21 February 2012.  The new ordinary shares were issued at a price of 99p per share, in accordance with the Pricing Formula set out in the Offer Document.

Application will be made at the earliest practicable opportunity for these shares, which will rank pari passu with existing ordinary shares, to be admitted to the Official List of the UK Listing Authority and to trading on the London Stock Exchange's market for listed securities.

In conformity with the Transparency Directive, the Company notifies the market that the capital of the Company consists of 47,788,091 ordinary shares with a nominal value of 5p each.  All the shares have voting rights.

The Company does not hold any ordinary shares in treasury.

Therefore, the total number of voting rights in the Company is 47,788,091 (the "Figure").

The Figure may be used by a shareholder or other person as the denominator for the calculations by which he will determine if he is required to notify the voting rights he holds in relation to the Company, or a change to those voting rights, under the FSA's Disclosure Rules and Transparency Rules.

Defined terms in this announcement have the same meaning as in the Offer Document dated 21 February 2012.


Alastair Conn/Christopher Mellor, NVM Private Equity Limited - 0191 244 6000

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