SOURCE: Smith & Nephew PLC

May 04, 2007 13:06 ET

Smith & Nephew PLC announces Transaction in Own Shares

London, UK -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 4, 2007 --

4 May 2007

Transaction in own shares.

Smith & Nephew plc announces that on 4 May 2007 it purchased 600,000 ordinary
shares of US$0.20 each at a price of 625.5586 pence per share. The purchased
shares will be held as treasury shares.

Following the above purchase, Smith & Nephew plc holds 7,040,000 ordinary shares
in treasury, and has 938,488,069 ordinary shares in issue (excluding treasury

Paul Chambers
Company Secretary

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