SOURCE: Smith & Nephew PLC

August 18, 2009 11:57 ET

Smith & Nephew: Director/PDMR Shareholding

LONDON--(Marketwire - August 18, 2009) -


Annex DTR3


Notification of Transactions of Directors/Persons Discharging
Managerial Responsibility and Connected Persons



All relevant boxes should be completed in block capital letters.


1.  Name of the issuer                 2.  State whether the
                                           notification relates to
                                           (i) a
    SMITH & NEPHEW PLC                     transaction notified in
                                           accordance with DTR
                                           3.1.2 R,

                                           (ii) a disclosure made in
                                           accordance LR 9.8.6R(1) or

                                           (iii) a disclosure made in
                                           accordance with section
                                           793 of the Companies Act
                                           (2006).


                                           (i)


3.  Name of person discharging         4.  State whether notification
    managerial                             relates to a person
    responsibilities/director              connected with a person
                                           discharging
                                           managerial responsibilities/
    ELIZABETH BOLGIANO                     director named in 3 and
                                           identify the connected
                                           person


                                           N/A


5.  Indicate whether the notification  6.  Description of shares
    is in respect of a holding of the      (including class),
    person referred to in 3 or 4 above     debentures or derivatives or
    or in respect of a nonbeneficial       financial instruments
    interest 1                             relating to shares
                                          AMERICAN DEPOSITARY
                                          SHARES
 ELIZABETH BOLGIANO


7.  Name of registered shareholders(s) 8.  State the nature of the
    and, if more than one, the number      transaction
    of shares held by each of them


    ELIZABETH BOLGIANO
                                            ACQUISITION OF ADS UNDER US
                                           EMPLOYEE STOCK PLAN PURCHASE



9.  Number of shares, debentures or    10. Percentage of issued class
    financial                              acquired (treasury shares
                                           of that class should not be
    instruments relating to shares         taken into account
    acquired                               when calculating percentage)


    i) 193 ADS                             LESS THAN 0.01%

    ii) 194 ADS


11. Number of shares, debentures or    12. Percentage of issued class
    financial                              disposed (treasury shares
                                           of that class should not be
    instruments relating to shares         taken into account
    disposed                               when calculating percentage)


    N/A                                    N/A


13. Price per share or value of        14. Date and place of
    transaction                            transaction


    i)  USD26.56 PER ADS                    i) 31 MARCH 2009

    ii) USD27.25 PER ADS                   ii) 30 JUNE 2009


15. Total holding following            16. Date issuer informed of
    notification and total percentage      transaction
    holding following notification
    (any treasury shares should not be
    taken into account when
    calculating percentage)
                                           13 AUGUST 2009

    8,915 ADS




If a person discharging managerial responsibilities has been granted
options by the issuer complete the following boxes


17. Date of grant              18. Period during which or date on which
                                   exercisable


    N/A                            N/A


19. Total amount paid (if any) 20. Description of shares or debentures
    for grant of the option        involved (class and number)


    N/A

21. Exercise price (if fixed   22. Total number of shares or debentures
    at time of grant) or           over which options held following
                                   notification
    indication that price is
    to be fixed at the time
    of exercise
                                   N/A

    N/A


23. Any additional information  24. Name of contact and telephone
                                    number for queries

    1ADS = 5 ORDINARY SHARES OF
    USD0.20 EACH                    GEMMA PARSONS
ASSISTANT COMPANY SECRETARY

                                    020 7960 2228




Name of authorised official of issuer responsible for making
notification

GEMMA PARSONS

ASSISTANT COMPANY SECRETARY

Date of notification __18 AUGUST 2009______





Notes:    This form is intended for use by an issuer to make a RIS
notification required by DR 3.3.


(1) An issuer making a notification in respect of a transaction
    relating to the shares or debentures of the issuer should
    complete boxes 1 to 16, 23 and 24.

(2) An issuer making a notification in respect of a derivative relating
    the shares of the issuer should complete boxes 1 to 4, 6, 8, 13,
    14, 16, 23 and 24.

(3) An issuer making a notification in respect of options granted to a
    director/person discharging managerial responsibilities should
    complete boxes 1 to 3 and 17 to 24.

(4) An issuer making a notification in respect of a financial
    instrument relating to the shares of the issuer (other than a
    debenture) should complete boxes 1 to 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 14, 16,
    23 and 24.



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