SOURCE: Smith & Nephew PLC

October 29, 2007 13:27 ET

Smith & Nephew PLC announces Transaction in Own Shares

London, UK--(Marketwire - October 29, 2007) -

29 October  2007


Transaction in own shares.


Smith & Nephew plc announces that on 29 October 2007 it purchased 250,000
ordinary shares of US$0.20 each at a price of 637.9385 pence per share. The
purchased shares will be held as treasury shares.


Following the above purchase, Smith & Nephew plc holds 43,490,000 ordinary
shares in treasury, and has 903,141,522 ordinary shares in issue (excluding
treasury shares).




Paul Chambers
Company Secretary


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