SOURCE: Smith & Nephew PLC

March 13, 2007 14:09 ET

Smith & Nephew PLC announces Transaction in Own Shares

London, UK -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 13, 2007 --

13 March 2007

Transaction in own shares.


Smith & Nephew plc announces that on 13 March 2007 it purchased 315,000 ordinary
shares of US$0.20 each at a price of 629.648 pence per share. The purchased
shares will be held as treasury shares.

Following the above purchase, Smith & Nephew plc holds 1,810,000 ordinary shares
in treasury, and has 943,096,759 ordinary shares in issue (excluding treasury
shares).



Paul Chambers
Company Secretary




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