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Wednesday 02 August, 2006

Henderson Smllr Cos

Director/PDMR Shareholding

Henderson Smaller Cos Inv Tst PLC
02 August 2006


NOTIFICATION OF TRANSACTIONS OF DIRECTORS, PERSONS DISCHARGING MANAGERIAL
RESPONSIBILITY OR CONNECTED PERSONS

This form is intended for use by an issuer to make a RIS notification required
by DR 3.1.4R(1).


(1)  An issuer making a notification in respect of a transaction relating to the 
     shares or debentures of the issuer should complete boxes 1 to 16, 23 and 
     24.

(2)  An issuer making a notification in respect of a derivative relating to the 
     shares of the issuer should complete boxes 1 to 4, 6, 8, 13, 14, 16, 23 and 
     24.

(3)  An issuer making a notification in respect of options granted to a director
     /person discharging managerial responsibilities should complete boxes 1 to 
     3 and 17 to 24.
     
(4)  An issuer making a notification in respect of a financial instrument 
     relating to the shares of the issuer (other than a debenture) should 
     complete boxes 1 to 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 14, 16, 23 and 24.



Please complete all relevant boxes in block capital letters.



1. Name of the issuer

THE HENDERSON SMALLER COMPANIES INVESTMENT TRUST PLC



2.State whether the notification relates to (i) a transaction notified in
accordance with DR 3.1.4R(1)(a); or

(ii) DR 3.1.4(R)(1)(b) a disclosure made in accordance with section 324 (as
extended by section 328) of the Companies Act 1985; or

(iii) both (i) and (ii)

(ii)   A DIRECTOR



3. Name of person discharging managerial responsibilities/director

MR K E PERCY



4. State whether notification relates to a person connected with a person
discharging managerial responsibilities/director named in 3 and identify the
connected person

IT DOES NOT



5. Indicate whether the notification is in respect of a holding of the person
referred to in 3 or 4 above or in respect of a non-beneficial interest

IT IS, FOR MR PERCY BENEFICIALLY



6. Description of shares (including class), debentures or derivatives or
financial instruments relating to shares

ORDINARY SHARES OF 25P EACH



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

NOT STATED



8 State the nature of the transaction

A PURCHASE OF SHARES BY MR PERCY FOR HIMSELF



9. Number of shares, debentures or financial instruments relating to shares
acquired

2,000 ORDINARY SHARES



10. Percentage of issued class acquired (treasury shares of that class should
not be taken into account when calculating percentage)

0.002%



11. Number of shares, debentures or financial instruments relating to shares
disposed

-



12. Percentage of issued class disposed (treasury shares of that class should
not be taken into account when calculating percentage)

-



13. Price per share or value of transaction

238.75P



14. Date and place of transaction

2 AUGUST 2006, LONDON



15. Total holding following notification and total percentage holding following
notification (any treasury shares should not be taken into account when
calculating percentage)

2,000 ORDINARY SHARES - 0.002%



16. Date issuer informed of transaction

2 AUGUST 2006



If a person discharging managerial responsibilities has been granted options by
the issuer complete the following boxes



17 Date of grant

....................................



18. Period during which or date on which it can be exercised

....................................



19. Total amount paid (if any) for grant of the option

....................................



20. Description of shares or debentures involved (class and number)

....................................



21. Exercise price (if fixed at time of grant) or indication that price is to be
fixed at the time of exercise

....................................



22. Total number of shares or debentures over which options held following
notification

....................................



23. Any additional information

....................................



24. Name of contact and telephone number for queries

G S RICE - 020 7818 4469



Name and signature of duly authorised officer of issuer responsible for making
notification

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

Date of notification

2 AUGUST 2006

END




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