Amati VCT beats index

Amati VCT's net asset value rose by 29.3% in the six months to the end of August on a total return basis compared with a rise of 13.2% for the Numis Alternative Markets Total Return Index.

The company said this was the strongest performance in its history with the exception of the first half of 2009 when the market was bouncing very strongly off its post-crisis lows.

The company also said it had resolved to declare an interim dividend of 2.0p per share.

The dividend will be paid on 8 Dec to shareholders of record date of 3 Nov. The ex-dividend date is 2 Nov.

At 9:56am: (LON:ATI) Amati VCT PLC share price was 0p at 88.25p