Northern Venture Trust PLC.
Dividend Declaration and changes to Dividend Investment Scheme limits
24 JUNE 2013
NORTHERN VENTURE TRUST PLC
SPECIAL DIVIDEND AND CHANGES TO DIVIDEND INVESTMENT SCHEME LIMITS
Northern Venture Trust PLC ("the Company") announces that a special dividend of 9.0p per ordinary share has been declared today which will be paid on 20 September 2013, as a second interim dividend in respect of the financial year ending 30 September 2013, to shareholders on the register at the close of business on 19 July 2013.
As previously announced, a first interim dividend of 3.0p per ordinary share will be paid on 28 June 2013 to shareholders on the register at the close of business on 7 June 2013. The directors expect that in the absence of unforeseen circumstances a final dividend of 3.0p will in due course be proposed, to be paid following the annual general meeting in December 2013. This will take the total dividends for the financial year ending 30 September 2013, including the first and second interim dividends, to 15.0p per ordinary share. It remains the board's objective to declare annual dividends of not less than 6.0p per ordinary share in future years.
Dividend Investment Scheme Limits
The Company announces that the annual aggregate nominal value of Ordinary Shares that may be issued under the Company's Dividend Investment Scheme ("DRIS") will be increased from the current limit of the lower of £600,000 and the sterling equivalent of €1,000,000 to an amount equivalent to 10% of the Company's issued ordinary share capital at the date of the most recent notice convening an annual general meeting of the Company issued prior to 1 December annually. This new limit will apply first in respect of any dividends to be paid after 1 July 2013.
Further information on the special dividend and on the proposed changes to the annual limit of the DRIS, which does not require shareholder approval, is given in a circular to shareholders which has been posted to shareholders today and is available on the NVM Private Equity Limited website at www.nvm.co.uk/nvtgmc2013.
Alastair Conn/Christopher Mellor, NVM Private Equity Limited - 0191 244 6000
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