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Henderson Smllr Cos (HSL)

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Monday 09 October, 2006

Henderson Smllr Cos

Transaction in Own Shares

Henderson Smaller Cos Inv Tst PLC
09 October 2006

THE HENDERSON SMALLER COMPANIES INVESTMENT TRUST PLC



HENDERSON GLOBAL INVESTORS



9 OCTOBER 2006




              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 at the Annual General Meeting of the
Company held on 29 September 2006 to make market purchases of the Company's own
shares, a market purchase of 60,000 ordinary shares of 25p each of the Company
was made today at a price of 258p per share.



Following the purchase and cancellation of the above shares, 94,132,282 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



Theresa Wat
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




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