SOURCE: Smith & Nephew PLC

February 29, 2008 10:02 ET

Smith & Nephew PLC announces Total Voting Rights

London, UK--(Marketwire - February 29, 2008) -

Smith & Nephew plc - Voting Rights and Capital

29 February 2008

In conformity with the Transparency Directive, we notify the market that as at
29 February 2008:

Smith & Nephew plc's issued share capital with voting rights consists of
891,055,024 ordinary shares of US20c each.

57,129,000 ordinary shares are held in treasury, and are not included in the
above figure.

891,055,024 ordinary shares may be used by shareholders for calculating if they
are required to notify their interest in, or change to their interest in the
Company under the FSA's Disclosure and Transparency Rules.

Paul Chambers
Company Secretary

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