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Close Brothers Aim Vct PLC 05 April 2005 5 April 2005 Close Brothers AIM VCT PLC New 'D' Shares Allots a further 8,852,109 New 'D' Shares in respect of the Offer Offer Closed The Board of Close Brothers AIM VCT is pleased to announce that on 4 April 2005 a further 8,852,109 New 'D' Shares were allotted under the Offer for Subscription. The Offer has raised in total £15 million before expenses which includes one final allotment to be made at the commencement of the 2005/2006 tax year and, as previously announced, is now closed. There are now 16,083,072 'D' Shares currently in issue. Dealings in the further 8,852,109 New 'D' Shares allotted in respect of the Offer are expected to commence on 6th April 2005. The New 'D' Shares rank pari passu in all respects with the existing 'D' Shares save that the first dividend the New 'D' Shares will be entitled to will be the interim dividend in respect of the period ending 31st August 2005. As announced on 6 January 2005, the New 'D' Shares have been issued in accordance with the Pricing Formula referred to in the Prospectus dated 25th October 2005. The Pricing Formula in respect of the current allotment is based on the unaudited net asset value of a 'D' Share on 1 April 2005 of 114.52p per 'D' Share divided by 0.95, to allow for issue costs of 5 per cent, rounded up to the nearest half pence per share. This produced an issue price per New 'D' Share, in respect of the current allotment, of 121p. Further enquiries: Andrew Buchanan/Kate Tidbury Close Investment Ltd Tel 020 7426 4000 Lennart Norstrand Brewin Dolphin Tel 020 7246 1176 This information is provided by RNS The company news service from the London Stock Exchange


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