SOURCE: Smith & Nephew PLC

June 23, 2008 09:15 ET

Smith & Nephew announces Holding(s) in Company

LONDON--(Marketwire - June 23, 2008) -


NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES


1. Name of company

Smith & Nephew plc


2. Name of shareholder having a major interest

Legal & General Group plc


3. Please state whether notification indicates that it is in respect of
holding of the shareholder named in 2 above or in respect of a
non-beneficial interest or in the case of an individual holder if it is
a holding of that person's spouse or children under the age of 18

Non-beneficial


4. Name of the registered holder(s) and, if more than one holder, the
number of shares held by each of them

Legal & General Assurance (Pensions Management) Limited (PMC)

Legal & General Group Plc (L&G)


5. Number of shares / amount of stock acquired



6. Percentage of issued class



7. Number of shares / amount of stock disposed

2,136,834


8. Percentage of issued class



9. Class of security

Ordinary shares of US 20 cents


10. Date of transaction

18.06.2008


11. Date company informed

20.06.2008


12. Total holding following this notification

44,187,114


13. Total percentage holding of issued class following this
notification

4.98%


14. Any additional information




15. Name of contact and telephone number for queries

Gemma Parsons - Assistant Company Secretary

020 7960 2228


16. Name and signature of authorised company official responsible for
making this notification

Gemma Parsons - Assistant Company Secretary


Date of notification

23.06.2008


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