Re. Further Share Offer

Close Brothers Aim Vct PLC 08 October 2004 Close Brothers AIM VCT plc Further to the announcement of a further top-up share offering on 21 September 2004, Close Brothers AIM VCT plc ('the Company') announces that it has now issued a further 1,956,919 Ordinary Shares to investors. These Ordinary Shares rank pari passu with the existing Ordinary Shares in the Company and were issued at a price of 83.5p per share in line with the pricing formula in the top-up offer document, based on a Net Asset Value of 79.2p per Ordinary Share as at the close of business on Thursday 7 October 2004. Dealings are expected to commence in the new Ordinary Shares on 11 October 2004. Share certificates are expected to be despatched or CREST accounts credited by 25 October 2004. Following this allotment, the Company has 35,899,271 Ordinary Shares and 3,343,628 D Shares in issue. This further top-up issue is now closed. The Board is pleased to announce that following this issue, it is expected that the Company will publish a prospectus with regard to a further 'D' Share offer shortly and is expecting to announce its interim results and other proposals for Shareholders' consideration on Wednesday 13 October 2004. Lenny Norstrand or Ben Prior 0207 246 1162 Brewin Dolphin Securities Andrew Buchanan 0207 426 4000 Close Investment Limited This information is provided by RNS The company news service from the London Stock Exchange D MSCUWONRSBRRRAA


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