SOURCE: Smith & Nephew PLC

April 19, 2006 05:22 ET

Smith & Nephew PLC announces - Director/PDMR Shareholding - 3

London, UK -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 19, 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) a transaction notified in accordance with DR 3.1.4R(1)(a)



3. Name of person discharging managerial responsibilities/director



Scott Flora



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

Scott Flora .................................



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

 American Depositary Receipts ....................................



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

The Bank of New York....................................



8 State the nature of the transaction

Purchase of ADRs under US Employee Stock Purchase Plan ........................



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

84 ADRs ....................................



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

Less than 0.01 %....................................



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

US$37.92....................................



14. Date and place of transaction

31 March 2006....................................



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

2804 ADRs....................................



16. Date issuer informed of transaction

18 April 2006....................................



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 it can be exercised





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





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





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





23. Any additional information

Participants in the US Employee Stock Purchase Plan buy ADRs at a discount to
the market price of 15%.

One ADR represents five ordinary shares of US 20 cents each.



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



19 April 2006



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