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Friday 07 March, 2003

Henderson Smllr Cos

Purchase of Own Secs-Replcmnt

Henderson Smaller Cos Inv Tst PLC
07 March 2003


The headline for The Henderson Smaller Companies Investment Trust plc
announcement released today at 16.42 under RNS 4784I should read 'PURCHASE OF
OWN SECURITIES'. The full text shown below remains unchanged.


HENDERSON GLOBAL INVESTORS

THE HENDERSON SMALLER COMPANIES INVESTMENT TRUST PLC

7 March 2003



              THE HENDERSON SMALLER COMPANIES INVESTMENT TRUST PLC



Market Purchase by the Company of its own Ordinary Shares

The Henderson Smaller Companies Investment Trust plc hereby gives notification
that, pursuant to the authority granted to the Company at the Annual General
Meeting on 27 September 2002 to make market purchases of the Company's own
shares, a market purchase of 460,000 ordinary shares of 25p each of the Company
was made today at a price of 73p per share.

Following the purchase and cancellation of the above shares, 116,956,840
ordinary shares of 25p each will remain in issue.


                                -ENDS-

For further information please contact:

Neil Hermon

The Henderson Smaller Companies Investment Trust plc

Telephone: 020 7818 4351

Stephen Westwood

Head of Investment Trusts

Henderson Global Investors

Telephone: 020 7818 5517

Stephen Phillips

Investor Relations Manager

Henderson Global Investors

Telephone: 020 7818 6417


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