SOURCE: Smith & Nephew PLC

May 31, 2007 12:58 ET

Smith & Nephew PLC announces Total Voting Rights

London, UK--(Marketwire - May 31, 2007) -

Smith & Nephew plc - Voting Rights and Capital

31 May 2007

In conformity with the Transparency Directive, we notify the market that as at
today's date:

Smith & Nephew plc's issued share capital with voting rights consists of
932,829,643 ordinary shares of US20c each.

12,945,000 ordinary shares are held in treasury, and are not included in the
above figure.

932,829,643 ordinary shares may be used by shareholders for calculating if they
are required to notify their interest in, or change to their interest in the
Company under the FSA's Disclosure and Transparency Rules.

Paul Chambers
Company Secretary

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