Northern 3 VCT PLC.

17 JULY 2014



Northern 3 VCT PLC presents its interim management statement for the three months ended 30 June 2014.  This constitutes the company's first interim management statement for the financial year ending 31 March 2015, 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 30 June 2014 was 109.6p (31 March 2014 (audited) 108.9p).  The net asset value is stated before deducting the final dividend of 3.5p per share in respect of the year ended 31 March 2014, which was approved by shareholders at the annual general meeting on 16 July 2014 and will be paid to eligible shareholders on 25 July 2014.

For the purposes of calculating the net asset value per share, quoted investments are carried at bid price as at 30 June 2014 and unquoted investments are carried at fair value as at 30 June 2014 as determined by the directors.

The number of ordinary shares in issue at 30 June 2014 was 66,353,194.  During the three months ended 30 June 2014 1,003,316 new shares were allotted at an average price of 109.2p per share through a public offer for subscription, and 150,000 shares were re-purchased by the company for cancellation at a price of 98.0p per share.

During the three months ended 30 June 2014 the following significant venture capital investment transactions took place:

New investments:

Name of company                          

Business activity                                    
Accumuli (AIM-quoted) IT security and risk management services 490
Hayward Tyler (AIM-quoted) Specialist motors and pumps for the energy sector 515
Arnlea Holdings Asset management systems for the oil and gas sector 1,138
Agilitas Holdings Inventory management services 1,448
Fresh Approach (UK) Holdings Event co-ordination and management services 1,286


value at
Sales Original 31 March
Name of company                                                   proceeds           cost          2014
£000 £000 £000
Pilat Media Global (AIM-quoted) - agreed bid 1,569 641 1,528
Tinglobal Holdings - loan stock redemption 1,498 1,498 1,498

On 16 July 2014 the company completed a new venture capital investment of £1,477,000 in MSQ Partners, a marketing communications agency.

As previously reported, on 28 May 2014 the company entered into a new management agreement appointed NVM Private Equity Limited as its Alternative Investment Fund Manager for the purposes of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Regulations 2013, on the same financial terms as previously.

The directors are not aware of any other events or transactions which have taken place between 31 March 2014 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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Source: Northern 3 VCT PLC via Globenewswire