SOURCE: Smith & Nephew PLC

October 17, 2008 12:17 ET

Smith & Nephew announces Dividend Declaration

LONDON, UK--(Marketwire - October 17, 2008) -


17 October 2008


ANNOUNCEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


SMITH & NEPHEW PLC


STERLING AMOUNT OF DIVIDEND


As announced on 7 August 2008, a first interim dividend
of 4.96 US cents per share will be paid on 7 November 2008 to
shareholders on the Register at the close of business on 17
October 2008. Those shareholders whose address on the Register is in
the UK, and those who have validly elected to receive sterling
dividends, will receive a dividend of 2.875 pence per share.



PR Chambers

Company Secretary




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