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Tuesday 10 July, 2007

Henderson Smllr Cos

Holding(s) in Company

Henderson Smaller Cos Inv Tst PLC
10 July 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(i):                                Trust PLC

2. Reason for the notification     (please tick the appropriate box or boxes)

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

Other (please specify): CONFIRMATION OF OUR CURRENT POSITION USING THIS STANDARD FORM AS     X

REQUIRED BY EUTD REGULATIONS

3. Full name of person(s) subject to the notification             Prudential plc group of companies
obligation:

4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.):                  See attached schedule

5. Date of the transaction (and date on which the threshold is               09-MAR-2007
crossed or reached if different):

6. Date on which issuer notified:                                            12-MAR-2007

7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached:                                  10%

8. Notified details:




A: Voting rights attached to shares

Class/type of       Situation previous to the   Resulting situation after the triggering transaction(ii)
shares              Triggering transaction

                     Number of     Number of       Number of    Number of voting rights     % of voting
(if possible using     Shares    Voting Rights      shares                 ix                 rights
the ISIN CODE)                                      Direct         Direct      Indirect   Direct  Indirect


GB0009065060        9,117,500    9,117,500      9,117,500       9,117,500                10.29%


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.


        N/A          N/A                        N/A            N/A                        N/A


Total (A+B)


Number of voting rights                            % of voting rights


9,117,500                                          10.29%


9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the financial instruments are effectively
held, if applicable:
Prudential plc (parent Company)

M&G Group Limited (wholly owned subsidiary of Prudential plc)

M&G Limited (wholly owned subsidiary of M&G Group Limited)

M&G Investment Management Limited (wholly owned subsidiary of M&G Limited)

The Prudential Assurance Company Limited (wholly owned subsidiary of Prudential plc)


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:                 None
14. Contact name:                           Emma Thompson
15. Contact telephone number:               020 7548 2293

fsa only  (020 7066 0050)

Annex Notification Of Major Interests In Shares

A: Identity of the person or legal entity subject to the notification obligation

Full name (including legal form for legal entities)           M&G Investment Management Limited

Contact address (registered office for legal entities)        Governors House, Laurence Pountney Hill,
                                                              London EC4R 0HH
Phone number                                                  020 7548 2293

Other useful information (at least legal representative for
legal persons)


B:        Identity of the notifier, if applicable

Full name                                                     Mark Thomas

Contact address                                               Governors House, Laurence Pountney Hill,
                                                              London EC4R 0HH

Phone number                                                  020 7548 2293

Other useful information (e.g. functional relationship with   Head of M&G Group Funds Tax and Compliance
the person or legal entity subject to the notification
obligation)

 C:       Additional information



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