SOURCE: Smith & Nephew PLC

March 05, 2009 12:08 ET

Smith & Nephew Plc announces Holding(s) in Company

LONDON--(Marketwire - March 5, 2009) -



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


5,617,718


8. Percentage of issued class


0.64%


9. Class of security


Ordinary shares of US 20 cents


10. Date of transaction


02.03.2009


11. Date company informed


04.03.2009


12. Total holding following this notification


34,421,947


13. Total percentage holding of issued class following this
notification


3.89%


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


05.03.2009


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