SOURCE: Smith & Nephew PLC

December 07, 2007 12:58 ET

Smith & Nephew PLC announces Holding(s) in Company

London, UK--(Marketwire - December 7, 2007) -

                   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

Not Known


6. Percentage of issued class





7. Number of shares / amount of stock disposed



8. Percentage of issued class



9. Class of security

Ordinary shares of US 20 cents


10. Date of transaction

06.12.07


11. Date company informed

07.12.07



12. Total holding following this notification

46,844,341


13. Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification

5.21%


14. Any additional information

...............................................................


15. Name of contact and telephone number for queries



Phil Higgins - Assistant Company Secretary

020 7960 2228



16. Name and signature of authorised company official responsible for 
making this notification



Phil Higgins - Assistant Company Secretary



Date of notification



07.12.07



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