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Henderson Smllr Cos (HSL)

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Tuesday 12 August, 2003

Henderson Smllr Cos

Holding(s) in Company

Henderson Smaller Cos Inv Tst PLC
12 August 2003


                                  SCHEDULE 10

                   NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES

1. Name of company

THE HENDERSON SMALLER COMPANIES INVESTMENT TRUST PLC

2. Name of shareholder having a major interest

LEGAL & GENERAL INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT LIMITED

3. Please state whether notification indicates that it is in respect of holding
of the shareholder named in 2 above or in respect of a non-beneficial interest
or in the case of an individual holder if it is a holding of that person's
spouse or children under the age of 18

AS IN 2 ABOVE

4. Name of the registered holder(s) and, if more than one holder, the number of
shares held by each of them

HSBC Global Custody Nominee (UK) Ltd A/C 914945                      46,378
HSBC Global Custody Nominee (UK) Ltd A/C 775245                     707,322
HSBC Global Custody Nominee (UK) Ltd A/C 357206                   2,699,485
HSBC Global Custody Nominee (UK) Ltd A/C 747381                     234,000
HSBC Global Custody Nominee (UK) Ltd A/C 866203                     165,000
HSBC Global Custody Nominee (UK) Ltd A/C 360509                     173,900
                                                                  _________
                                                                  4,026,085

5. Number of shares / amount of stock acquired

-

6. Percentage of issued class

-

7. Number of shares / amount of stock disposed

750,000

8. Percentage of issued class

0.64%

9. Class of security

ORDINARY 25p SHARES

10. Date of transaction

11 AUGUST 2003

11. Date company informed

12 AUGUST 2003

12. Total holding following this notification

4,026,085

13. Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification

3.44%

14. Any additional information



15. Name of contact and telephone number for queries

GEOFFREY RICE, 020 7818 4469

16. Name and signature of authorised company official responsible for making
this notification

G S RICE, FOR AND ON BEHALF OF HENDERSON SECRETARIAL SERVICES LIMITED

Date of notification

12 AUGUST 2003


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