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Wednesday 10 October, 2007

Henderson Smllr Cos

Holding(s) in Company

Henderson Smaller Cos Inv Tst PLC
10 October 2007


TR-1:               Notification of major interests in shares


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

2. Reason for notification (yes/no)
An acquisition or disposal of voting rights                                            Yes
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):______________

3. Full name of person(s) subject to the notification              Legal & General Group Plc (L&G)
obligation:

4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.):           Legal & General Assurance (Pensions
                                                                      Management) Limited (PMC)


5. Date of the transaction (and date on which the threshold is                 09/10/07
crossed or reached if different):

6. Date on which issuer notified:                                              10/10/07

7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached:                           From 5% - 4% (L&G)

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 25p        4,230,522   4,230,522   4,120,564    4,120,564                 4.89


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
                    4,120,564                                               4.89








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)
(4,400,932 - 5.23% = Total Position)
Legal & General Investment Management (Holdings) Limited (LGIMH)
(Direct and Indirect)  (4,400,932 - 5.23% = Total Position)
Legal & General Investment Management Limited (Indirect) (LGIM)
(4,400,932 - 5.23% = Total Position)
           Legal & General Group Plc (Direct) (L&G) (4,120,564 - 4.89% = LGAS, LGPL & PMC)
Legal & General Investment Management (Holdings)     Legal & General Insurance Holdings Limited
Limited (Direct) (LGIMHD) (3,618,312-4.30% = PMC)    (Direct) (LGIH)
Legal & General Assurance (Pensions Management)      Legal & General Assurance Society Limited  (LGAS
Limited  (PMC) (3,618,312 - 4.30% = PMC)             & LGPL)
                                                     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                         N/A
    rights:

13. Additional information:            Notification using the total voting rights figure of
                                                                    84,146,030
14. Contact name:                                               Helen Lewis (LGIM)
15. Contact telephone number:                                     020 3124 3851




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