SOURCE: Smith & Nephew PLC

November 20, 2007 12:31 ET

Smith & Nephew PLC - Transaction in Own Share

London, UK--(Marketwire - November 20, 2007) - Smith & Nephew PLC

20 November 2007

Smith & Nephew PLC - Transaction in Own Shares

Smith & Nephew PLC announces that on 20 November 2007 it purchased 340,000 ordinary shares of US$0.20 at a price of 573.898 pence per share. The purchased shares will be held as treasury shares.

Following the above purchase, Smith & Nephew PLC holds 48,620,000 ordinary shares in treasury, and has 898,698,403 ordinary shares in issue (excluding treasury shares).

Paul Chambers
Company Secretary


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