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Friday 21 July, 2006

Henderson Smllr Cos

Board Changes

Henderson Smaller Cos Inv Tst PLC
21 July 2006

HENDERSON GLOBAL INVESTORS

THE HENDERSON SMALLER COMPANIES INVESTMENT TRUST PLC

21 July 2006


              THE HENDERSON SMALLER COMPANIES INVESTMENT TRUST PLC

                                 Board Changes

The Henderson Smaller Companies Investment Trust plc announces changes to the
composition of the Board.

Mr P V S Manduca intends to stand down as a non-executive director of the
Company at the conclusion of the Annual General Meeting to be held on Friday 29
September 2006.  Paul Manduca joined the Board in 1987.

Mr K E Percy has been appointed a non-executive director of the Company, with
immediate effect.  Keith Percy, who is 61, is the Executive Chairman of Societe
Generale Asset Management UK Limited and a director of Societe Generale Asset
Management SA, its parent company.  He joined Societe Generale Asset Management
in 1997 as a founder director.  Prior to this he was successively Chairman and
Chief Executive of Phillips & Drew Fund Management and Chief Executive of Morgan
Grenfell Asset Management.  Keith Percy is also Chairman of Brunner Investment
Trust plc and a director of JP Morgan Fleming Japanese Investment Trust plc and
Standard Life Equity Income Trust plc.

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For further information, please contact:

Neil Hermon
Fund Manager
The Henderson Smaller Companies Investment Trust plc
Telephone: 020 7818 4351

Theresa Wat
Deputy Fund Manager
The Henderson Smaller Companies Investment Trust plc
Telephone: 020 7818 4644

James de Sausmarez
Head of Investment Trusts
Henderson Global Investors
Telephone: 020 7818 3349

Sarah Gibbons-Cook
Investor Relations and PR Manager
Henderson Global Investors
020 7818 3198




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