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Friday 08 June, 2007

Henderson Smllr Cos

Holding(s) in Company

Henderson Smaller Cos Inv Tst PLC
08 June 2007


TR-1:  NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES 

1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing       Henderson Smaller Companies Investment
shares to which voting rights are attached:                                         Trust PLC

2. Reason for notification (yes/no)

An acquisition or disposal of voting rights

An acquisition or disposal of financial instruments which may 
result in the acquisition of shares already issued to which 
voting rights are attached

An event changing the breakdown of voting rights                                        x

Other (please specify):______________

3. Full name of person(s) subject to the notification            Legal & General Group Plc (Group)
obligation:
                                                                 Legal & General Investment Management
                                                                            Limited (LGIM)

4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.):             Legal & General Group Plc (L&G)

                                                                  Legal & General Assurance (Pensions
                                                                  Management) Limited  (PMC)

5. Date of the transaction (and date on which the threshold is               06 June 2007
crossed or reached if different):

6. Date on which issuer notified:                                             08 June 2007

7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached:                            Above 5% (Group)

                                                                           Above 5% (LGIM)


8. Notified details:
A: Voting rights attached to shares
Class/type of  Situation previous to   Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
shares         the Triggering
               transaction
 if possible   Number of   Number of   Number of    Number of voting rights   % of voting rights
using the ISIN Shares      Voting      shares
CODE                       Rights      Direct       Direct       Indirect     Direct       Indirect
 Ord GBP0.25          Below 5%         4,039,964    4,039,964    280,368      4.679        0.324


B: Financial Instruments
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
Type of financial    Expiration date Exercise/ Conversion      Number of voting rights    % of voting
instrument                           Period/ Date              that may be acquired if    rights
                                                               the instrument is
                                                               exercised/ converted.



Total (A+B)
Number of voting rights                            % of voting rights
                    
4,320,332                                          5.00


9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the financial instruments are effectively
held, if applicable:

Legal & General Group Plc (Direct and Indirect) (Group) (4,320,332 - 5.00%
= Total Position)
Legal & General Investment Management (Holdings) Limited (LGIMH) (Direct
and Indirect)  (4,320,332 - 5.00% = Total Position)
Legal & General Investment Management Limited (Indirect) (LGIM) (4,320,332
- 5.00% = Total Position)
                    Legal & General Group Plc (Direct) (L&G) (4,039,964 - 4.67% = LGAS, LGPL & PMC)
Legal & General Investment Management (Holdings) Limited       Legal & General Insurance Holdings Limited (Direct)
(Direct) (LGIMHD) (3,531,764 - 4.09% = PMC)                    (LGIH)
Legal & General Assurance (Pensions Management) Limited  (PMC) Legal & General Assurance Society Limited  (LGAS & LGPL)
(3,531,764 - 4.09% = PMC)
                                                               Legal & General Pensions Limited (Direct)  (LGPL)


Proxy Voting:
10. Name of the proxy holder:                                                       N/A
11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will cease to hold:                        N/A
12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold voting rights:                    N/A


        13. Additional information:          Notification using the total voting rights figure of 86,341,030
14. Contact name:                                                      Helen Schoeb
15. Contact telephone number:                                         020 7528 6742




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