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

                                                                    Legal & General Group Plc (L&G)
5. Date of the transaction (and date on which the threshold is                 12/10/07
crossed or reached if different):
6. Date on which issuer notified:                                              15/10/07
7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached:                            Below 5% (Group)

                                                                            Below 5% (LGIM)


8. Notified details:


A: Voting rights attached to shares
Class/type   Situation previous to the Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
of shares    Triggering transaction

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

Ord 25p      4,400,932    4,400,932                                 BELOW 5 %
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
                                                BELOW 5 %


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) (BELOW 5% = Total
Position)
Legal & General Investment Management (Holdings) Limited (LGIMH) (Direct
and Indirect)  (BELOW 5% = Total Position)
Legal & General Investment Management Limited (Indirect) (LGIM) (BELOW 5% =
Total Position)
                    Legal & General Group Plc (Direct) (L&G) (3,620,564 - 4.30% = LGAS, LGPL & PMC)
Legal & General Investment Management (Holdings) Limited       Legal & General Insurance Holdings Limited (Direct)
(Direct) (LGIMHD) (3,118,312-3.70% = PMC)                      (LGIH)
Legal & General Assurance (Pensions Management) Limited  (PMC) Legal & General Assurance Society Limited  (LGAS & LGPL)
(3,118,312 - 3.70% = 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                         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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