SOURCE: Smith & Nephew PLC

July 06, 2007 12:30 ET

Smith & Nephew Plc announces Transaction in Own Shares

London, UK--(Marketwire - July 6, 2007) -

Transaction in own shares.

Smith & Nephew plc announces that on 6 July 2007 it purchased 680,000 ordinary shares of US$0.20 each at a price of 620.9453 pence per share. The purchased shares will be held as treasury shares.

Following the above purchase, Smith & Nephew plc holds 21,068,000 ordinary shares in treasury, and has 925,037,628 ordinary shares in issue (excluding treasury shares).

Paul Chambers
Company Secretary

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