SOURCE: Smith & Nephew PLC

January 03, 2008 12:22 ET

Smith & Nephew plc - Voting Rights and Capital

London, UK--(Marketwire - January 3, 2008) -

Smith & Nephew plc - Voting Rights and Capital
3 January 2008

In conformity with the Transparency Directive, we notify the market that as at
31 December 2007:

Smith & Nephew plc's issued share capital with voting rights consists of
895,857,881 ordinary shares of US20c each.

51,650,000 ordinary shares are held in treasury, and are not included in the
above figure.

895,857,881 ordinary shares may be used by shareholders for calculating if they
are required to notify their interest in, or change to their interest in the
Company under the FSA's Disclosure and Transparency Rules.

Paul Chambers
Company Secretary

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