SOURCE: Smith & Nephew PLC

August 22, 2007 12:10 ET

Smith & Nephew PLC announces Transaction in Own Shares

London, UK--(Marketwire - August 22, 2007) -

Smith & Nephew PLC

22 August 2007

Smith & Nephew PLC - Transaction in Own Shares

Smith & Nephew PLC announces that on 22 August 2007 it purchased 260,000
ordinary shares of US$0.20 at a price of 564.5887 pence per share. The purchased
shares will be held as treasury shares.

Following the above purchase, Smith & Nephew PLC holds 32,113,000 ordinary
shares in treasury, and has 914,278,904 ordinary shares in issue (excluding
treasury shares).

Paul Chambers
Company Secretary

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