SOURCE: Smith & Nephew PLC

October 05, 2007 12:08 ET

Smith & Nephew PLC announces Transaction in Own Shares

London, UK--(Marketwire - October 5, 2007) -

5 October 2007

Transaction in own shares.

Smith & Nephew plc announces that on 5 October 2007 it purchased 225,000 ordinary shares of US$0.20 each at a price of 612.8483 pence per share. The purchased shares will be held as treasury shares.

Following the above purchase, Smith & Nephew plc holds 39,620,000 ordinary shares in treasury, and has 906,879,330 ordinary shares in issue (excluding treasury shares).

Paul Chambers
Company Secretary


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