SOURCE: Smith & Nephew PLC

November 15, 2007 12:35 ET

Smith & Nephew PLC announces Transaction in Own Shares

London, UK--(Marketwire - November 15, 2007) -

Smith & Nephew PLC


15 November 2007

Smith & Nephew PLC - Transaction in Own Shares


Smith & Nephew PLC announces that on 15 November 2007 it purchased 500,000
ordinary shares of US$0.20 at a price of 568.309 pence per share. The purchased
shares will be held as treasury shares.


Following the above purchase, Smith & Nephew PLC holds 47,950,000 ordinary
shares in treasury, and has 899,323,955 ordinary shares in issue (excluding
treasury shares).


Paul Chambers
Company Secretary



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