SOURCE: Smith & Nephew PLC

November 05, 2007 13:11 ET

Smith & Nephew PLC announces Transaction in Own Shares

London, UK--(Marketwire - November 5, 2007) - Smith & Nephew PLC

5 November 2007

Smith & Nephew PLC - Transaction in Own Shares

Smith & Nephew PLC announces that on 5 November 2007 it purchased 450,000 ordinary shares of US$0.20 at a price of 607.328 pence per share. The purchased shares will be held as treasury shares.

Following the above purchase, Smith & Nephew PLC holds 44,750,000 ordinary shares in treasury, and has 902,363,817 ordinary shares in issue (excluding treasury shares).

Paul Chambers
Company Secretary



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