SOURCE: Smith & Nephew PLC

October 26, 2009 13:04 ET

Smith & Nephew Plc: Director/PDMR Shareholding

LONDON--(Marketwire - October 26, 2009) -


RIS Announcement -Award purchase

Smith & Nephew Plc ("the Company")
Employee Share Plans - Announcement of transaction
in American Depository Shares (ADSs) representing five ordinary
shares of USD0.20 each.


SMITH & NEPHEW EMPLOYEE STOCK PURCHASE PLAN ("ESPP")

The Company announces that ADS were purchased by the following persons
discharging managerial responsibility ("PDMR"), as detailed in the
table below, in accordance with the rules of the ESPP.


                     Number                             Total Number of
                     of                                 ADS/Ordinary
                     shares                             Shares held
                     subject  Purchase          Date    following to  price
Date of  Company Notification
Name        PDMR     purchase per ADS  Purchase informed

David       Chief    31 ADSs  USD37.95  08.05.09 23.10.09 34,383
Illingworth Executive                                   (representing
                                                        171,915 ordinary
                                                        shares)

Mark        PDMR     12 ADSs  USD37.95  08.05.09 23.10.09 5,439 ADSs
Augusti              165 ADSs USD32.14  22.10.09         (representing
                                                        27,195 ordinary
                                                        shares)

Elizabeth   PDMR     22 ADSs  USD37.95  08.05.09 23.10.09 9,102 ADSs
Bolgiano            165 ADSs  USD32.14  22.10.09         (representing
                                                        45,510 ordinary
                                                        shares)

Notes:

  1.  ADS is equal to 5 ordinary shares of USUSD0.20

  2.  The transaction took place in London, UK

  3.  This announcement is made following notifications under Disclosure
      Rule 3.1.2.


Contact:

Gemma Parsons
Assistant Company Secretary

Telephone: 020 7401 7646



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