SOURCE: Smith & Nephew PLC

October 02, 2007 12:26 ET

Smith & Nephew PLC announces Transaction in Own Shares

London, UK--(Marketwire - October 2, 2007) -


2 October  2007



Transaction in own shares.

Smith & Nephew plc announces that on 2 October 2007 it purchased 275,000 ordinary shares of US$0.20 each at a price of 599.7476 pence per share. The purchased shares will be held as treasury shares.

Following the above purchase, Smith & Nephew plc holds 38,908,000 ordinary shares in treasury, and has 907,573,814 ordinary shares in issue (excluding treasury shares).



Paul Chambers

Company Secretary



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