Henderson Smllr Cos HSL Holding(s) in Company

  Henderson Smllr Cos (HSL) - Holding(s) in Company

RNS Number : 6740R
Henderson Smaller Cos Inv Tst PLC
21 November 2012






TR-1: NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTEREST IN SHARES^i
1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying
issuer                                           Henderson Smaller Companies
of existing shares to which voting rights are    Investment Trust PLC
attached:  ^ii
2 Reason for the notification (please tick the appropriate box or boxes):
An acquisition or disposal of voting rights                           X
An acquisition or disposal of qualifying financial instruments
which may result in the acquisition of shares already issued to
which voting rights are attached
An acquisition or disposal of instruments with similar economic
effect to qualifying financial instruments
An event changing the breakdown of voting rights
Other (please specify):
3. Full name of person(s) subject to the     Prudential plc group of companies
notification obligation:  ^iii
4. Full name of shareholder(s)                          See 9 below
(if different from 3.):^iv
5. Date of the transaction and date on
which the threshold is crossed or                    13 November 2012
reached: ^v
6. Date on which issuer notified:                    20 November 2012
7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or                  See item 13
reached: ^vi, vii



8. Notified details:
A: Voting rights attached to shares ^viii, ix
Class/type of Situation previous        Resulting situation after the triggering
shares        to the triggering         transaction
              transaction
if possible   Number        Number      Number    Number of voting   % of voting
using         of            of          of shares rights             rights ^x
the ISIN CODE Shares        Voting      Direct    Direct    Indirect Direct   Indirect
                            Rights                ^xi       ^xii
GB0009065060    5,144,450    5,144,450  5,114,450 5,114,450    0      6.84%      0
B: Qualifying Financial Instruments
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
Type of financial   Expiration     Exercise/            Number of voting   % of voting
instrument          date ^xiii     Conversion Period    rights that may be rights
                                   ^xiv                 acquired if the
                                                        instrument is
                                                        exercised/
                                                        converted.
C: Financial Instruments with similar economic effect to Qualifying Financial
Instruments ^xv, xvi
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
Type of        Exercise     Expiration Exercise/  Number of voting      % of voting
financial      price        date ^xvii Conversion rights instrument     rights ^xix,
instrument                             period     refers to             xx
                                       ^xviii
                                                                       
                                                                        Nominal Delta
Total (A+B+C)
Number of voting rights                      Percentage of voting rights
5,114,450                                    6.84%



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


Prudential plc (parent Company) - (Total Notifiable Interest 5,114,450)

 Held in:


Holding Voting Rights

 PRUCLT HSBC GIS NOM(UK) PAC AC
4,396,975 4,396,974

 PRUCLT HSBC GIS NOM(UK) PPL AC
56,442 56,442

 STATE STREET NOMS LTD A/C GMIF
21,500 21,500

 STATE STREET NOMS LTD A/C GMXG
639,534 639,534





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

                                      As per 5.1.2, the non-exempt holdings for Prudential plc have
                                      moved from 6% to 5% triggering this notification.
                                      James Todd / Mark Thomas
14. Contact name:
                                      M&G Investment Management Limited
15. Contact telephone number:         020 7548 2293 / 020 7548 3266



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