SOURCE: Smith & Nephew PLC

September 06, 2007 07:02 ET

Smith & Nephew Advanced Wound Management Appoints Howard Miller To Lead North American Business

London, UK--(Marketwire - September 6, 2007) - SMITH & NEPHEW ADVANCED WOUND MANAGEMENT APPOINTS HOWARD MILLER TO LEAD NORTH AMERICAN BUSINESS

Hull, ENG. and Largo, FL, September 6, 2007 -Smith & Nephew's (LSE: SN; NYSE: SNN) Advanced Wound Management division today announced the appointment of Howard Miller as President, North American Business.

Miller joins Smith & Nephew from Allen Medical Systems, where he has worked for 5 years as the VP and General Manager. Under his leadership Allen Medical, a manufacturer of surgical devices, posted record setting profits and revenues. Prior to his time with Allen Medical he worked for Johnson & Johnson primarily in sales management.

"Howard has worked in the medical device industry for over 20 years in areas such as Sales, Marketing and Operations. In that time he has gained a broad range of experience in general management and sales management, global marketing, and strategic planning. He brings to Smith & Nephew considerable capability in sales management and demonstrated success in high level management positions", commented Joe Woody, President, Advanced Wound Management.

Miller will be a member of the Advanced Wound Management Global Executive team, reporting to Joe Woody, President.

Miller holds a Bachelor of Science, Engineering from Auburn University. He resides in Concord, Massachusetts, with his wife and twin children.

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Contact: Sidonie Myers

Smith & Nephew Advanced Wound Management

+ 44 1482 673246

About Smith & Nephew:

Smith & Nephew is a global medical technology business, specialising in Orthopaedic Reconstruction, Orthopaedic Trauma and Clinical Therapies, Endoscopy and Advanced Wound Management products. Smith & Nephew is a global leader in arthroscopy and advanced wound management and is one of the leading global orthopaedics companies.

Smith & Nephew is dedicated to helping improve people's lives. The Company prides itself on the strength of its relationships with its surgeons and professional healthcare customers, with whom its name is synonymous with high standards of performance, innovation and trust. The Company has 9,600 employees and operates in 31 countries around the world. Annual sales in 2006 were nearly $2.8 billion.



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