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Thursday 17 February, 2005

Henderson Smllr Cos

Holding(s) in Company

Henderson Smaller Cos Inv Tst PLC
17 February 2005


                                  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

 M & G 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

PRUDENTIAL PLC AND CERTAIN OF ITS SUBSIDIARY COMPANIES


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

PRUCLT HSBC GIS NOM (UK) PAC AC                               8,371,000
PRUCLT HSBC GIS NOM (UK) PPL AC                                 100,000

TOTAL                                                         8,471,000


5. Number of shares / amount of stock acquired

 -


6. Percentage of issued class

 -


7. Number of shares / amount of stock disposed

THERE HAS BEEN A NET DISPOSAL OF 650,000 SHARES SINCE THE LAST NOTIFICATION 
DATED 9 JUNE 2004


8. Percentage of issued class

0.60%


9. Class of security

 ORDINARY SHARES


10. Date of transaction

 NOT SPECIFIED


 11. Date company informed

 17 FEBRUARY 2005


12. Total holding following this notification

 8,471,000


13. Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification

 7.82%


14. Any additional information

 -


15. Name of contact and telephone number for queries

 G S 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

 17 FEBRUARY 2005


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