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Monday 15 October, 2007

Henderson Smllr Cos

Holding(s) in Company

Henderson Smaller Cos Inv Tst PLC
15 October 2007


TR-1: Notifications of Major Interests in Shares




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


2. Reason for notification (yes/no)
                                                                                              

An acquisition or disposal of voting rights                                 x


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 notification    East Riding of Yorkshire Council
obligation:


4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from    N/A
3):


5. Date of transaction (and date on which the        09/10/2007
threshold is crossed or reached if different):
                                                     10/10/2007

6. Date on which issuer notified:
                                                     4%

7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached:
8: Notified Details                                   4.01%



A: Voting rights attached to shares


Class/type of     Situation previous to the Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
shares            triggering transaction
                  Number of    Number of    Number of    Number of voting rights   Percentage of voting
If possible use   shares       voting       shares                                 rights
ISIN code                      rights

                                                         Direct       Indirect     Direct      Indirect
ORDINARY          3,225,000    3,225,000    3,375,000    3,375,000    N/A        4.01%        N/A

GB0009065060


B: Financial Instruments


Resulting situation after the triggering transaction


Type of financial    Expiration date      Exercise/ conversion No. of voting rights  Percentage of voting
instrument                                period/date          that may be acquired  rights
                                                               (if the instrument
                                                               exercised/converted)





Total (A+B)


Number of voting rights                              Percentage of voting rights

        3,375,000                                              4.01%


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

Proxy Voting:


10. Name of proxy holder:                                                    N/A


11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will cease                          N/A
to hold:


12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold                            N/A
voting rights:




13. Additional information:

                                                      Calculation based on 84,146,030 shares in issue
14 Contact name:

                                                      Carolyn Johnson
15. Contact telephone name:                           01482 394149





For notes on how to complete form TR-1 please see the FSA website.

Note: Annex should only be submitted to the FSA not the issuer




A: Identity of the persons or legal entity subject to the notification obligation
Full name

(including legal form of legal entities)


Contact address

(registered office for legal entities)


Phone number & email


Other useful information

(at least legal representative for legal persons)




B: Identity of the notifier, if applicable
Full name


Contact address


Phone number & email


Other useful information



(e.g. functional relationship with the person or
legal entity subject to the notification obligation)


C: Additional information





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