SOURCE: Smith & Nephew PLC

March 16, 2006 05:04 ET

Smith & Nephew PLC announces Director/PDMR Shareholding - 12

London, UK -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 16, 2006 --

NOTIFICATION OF TRANSACTIONS OF DIRECTORS, PERSONS DISCHARGING MANAGERIAL
RESPONSIBILITY OR CONNECTED PERSONS

This form is intended for use by an issuer to make a RIS notification required
by DR 3.1.4R(1).

(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.



Please complete all relevant boxes should in block capital letters.



1. Name of the issuer



Smith & Nephew plc



2. State whether the notification relates to (i) a transaction notified in
accordance with DR 3.1.4R(1)(a); or

(ii) DR 3.1.4(R)(1)(b) a disclosure made in accordance with section 324 (as
extended by section 328) of the Companies Act 1985; or

(iii) both (i) and (ii)



(i)



3. Name of person discharging managerial responsibilities/director



James Dick



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

N/A

5. Indicate whether the notification is in respect of a holding of the person
referred to in 3 or 4 above or in respect of a non-beneficial interest



James Dick



6. Description of shares (including class), debentures or derivatives or
financial instruments relating to shares





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







8 State the nature of the transaction





9. Number of shares, debentures or financial instruments relating to shares
acquired







10. Percentage of issued class acquired (treasury shares of that class should
not be taken into account when calculating percentage)





11. Number of shares, debentures or financial instruments relating to shares
disposed







12. Percentage of issued class disposed (treasury shares of that class should
not be taken into account when calculating percentage)







13. Price per share or value of transaction







14. Date and place of transaction







15. Total holding following notification and total percentage holding following
notification (any treasury shares should not be taken into account when
calculating percentage)





16. Date issuer informed of transaction





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



17 Date of grant

14 March 2006

18. Period during which or date on which it can be exercised

14 March 2006 - 13 March 2016

19. Total amount paid (if any) for grant of the option

Nil

20. Description of shares or debentures involved (class and number)

6,932

21. Exercise price (if fixed at time of grant) or indication that price is to be
fixed at the time of exercise



22. Total number of shares or debentures over which options held following
notification

212,296



23. Any additional information



Loyalty Bonus Award from Long Term Incentive Plan 2001 award



24. Name of contact and telephone number for queries



Phil Higgins -Assistant Company Secretary - 020 7960 2228



Name and signature of duly authorised officer of issuer responsible for making
notification



Phil Higgins - Assistant Company Secretary



Date of notification



15 March 2006

END


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