SOURCE: Smith & Nephew PLC

May 19, 2006 11:02 ET

Smith & Nephew plc announces Holding(s) in Company

London, UK -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 19, 2006 --19 May 2006

ANNOUNCEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

COMPANIES ACT 1985 S198 NOTIFICATION

Smith & Nephew plc was notified on 18 May 2006 that Deutsche Bank AG and its subsidiary companies no longer have a notifiable interest in the Company.

Phil Higgins
Assistant Company Secretary



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