Half-yearly report and circ re dividend investment scheme

29 MAY 2009 NORTHERN VENTURE TRUST PLC ("The Company") HALF-YEARLY FINANCIAL REPORT AND DIVIDEND INVESTMENT SCHEME Further to the announcement issued on 7 May 2009, the Company announces that the half-yearly financial report for the six months ended 31 March 2009 and a circular to shareholders in respect of the introduction of a new dividend investment scheme have today been posted to shareholders. In accordance with the Listing Rules, copies of the half-yearly financial report and circular to shareholders have been submitted to the UK Listing Authority and will shortly be available for inspection at the UK Listing Authority's Document Viewing Facility which is situated at: The Financial Services Authority 25 The North Colonnade Canary Wharf London E14 5HS Copies of the half-yearly financial report and circular to shareholders are available to the public at the registered office of the Company at Northumberland House, Princess Square, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8ER and on the NVM Private Equity Limited website, www.nvm.co.uk. Enquiries: Alastair Conn/Christopher Mellor, NVM Private Equity Limited - 0191 244 6000 ---END OF MESSAGE--- This announcement was originally distributed by Hugin. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.