SOURCE: Smith & Nephew PLC

August 13, 2007 12:30 ET

Smith & Nephew PLC announces Transaction in Own Shares

London, UK--(Marketwire - August 13, 2007) - Smith & Nephew PLC

13 August 2007

Smith & Nephew PLC - Transaction in Own Shares

Smith & Nephew PLC announces that on 13 August 2007 it transferred 55,000 ordinary shares of US$0.20 to Abacus Corporate Trustee Limited, the Trustee of the Employees' Share Trust. The shares will be used to satisfy awards under the 1997 Long Term Incentive Plan.

The transferred shares were all formerly held as Treasury Shares.

Following the above transfer, Smith & Nephew PLC holds 31,103,000 ordinary shares in treasury, and has 915,249,749 ordinary shares in issue (excluding treasury shares).

Paul Chambers
Company Secretary


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