SOURCE: Smith & Nephew PLC

November 28, 2005 02:01 ET

SMITH AND NEPHEW PLC ANNOUNCES DOC RE 20-F/A FILING

London, UK -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 28, 2005 --


28 November 2005

Smith & Nephew plc (LSE: SN, NYSE: SNN), the global medical technology 
business, announces that it has filed a Form 20-F/A for the year ended
31 December 2004 with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.  This 
includes some further explanation and cross referencing as requested by
the Commission to the operating review, accounting policies, disclosure
controls and US audit report sections of the previously filed Form 20F.
These documents are available on the Company's web-site at
http://www.smith-nephew.com/investors/reports_results.html.


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