SOURCE: Smith & Nephew PLC

August 29, 2007 13:03 ET

Smith & Nephew PLC announces Transaction in Own Shares

London, UK--(Marketwire - August 29, 2007) - Smith & Nephew PLC

29 August 2007

Smith & Nephew PLC - Transaction in Own Shares

Smith & Nephew PLC announces that on 29 August 2007 it purchased 200,000 ordinary shares of US$0.20 at a price of 569.3423 pence per share. The purchased shares will be held as treasury shares.

Following the above purchase, Smith & Nephew PLC holds 33,523,000 ordinary shares in treasury, and has 912,884,404 ordinary shares in issue (excluding treasury shares).

Paul Chambers
Company Secretary


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