SOURCE: Smith & Nephew PLC

October 16, 2007 13:14 ET

Smith & Nephew PLC announces Transaction in Own Shares

London, UK--(Marketwire - October 16, 2007) -

16 October 2007

Transaction in own shares.

Smith & Nephew plc announces that on 16 October 2007 it purchased 260,000
ordinary shares of US$0.20 each at a price of 598.9312 pence per share. The
purchased shares will be held as treasury shares.

Following the above purchase, Smith & Nephew plc holds 41,330,000 ordinary
shares in treasury, and has 905,197,658 ordinary shares in issue (excluding
treasury shares).

Paul Chambers
Company Secretary

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