SOURCE: Smith & Nephew PLC

December 04, 2007 12:51 ET

Smith & Nephew PLC announces Transaction in Own Shares

London, UK--(Marketwire - December 4, 2007) - Smith & Nephew PLC

4 December 2007

Smith & Nephew PLC - Transaction in Own Shares

Smith & Nephew PLC announces that on 4 December 2007 it purchased 215,000 ordinary shares of US$0.20 at a price of 566.163 pence per share. The purchased shares will be held as treasury shares.

Following the above purchase, Smith & Nephew PLC holds 48,835,000 ordinary shares in treasury, and has 898,598,057 ordinary shares in issue (excluding treasury shares).

Paul Chambers
Company Secretary

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