SOURCE: Smith & Nephew PLC

September 11, 2007 12:20 ET

Smith & Nephew PLC announces Transaction in Own Shares

London, UK--(Marketwire - September 11, 2007) -

Smith & Nephew PLC

11 September 2007

Smith & Nephew PLC - Transaction in Own Shares

Smith & Nephew PLC announces that on 11 September 2007 it purchased 126,000 ordinary shares of US$0.20 at a price of 570.588 pence per share. The purchased shares will be held as treasury shares.

Following the above purchase, Smith & Nephew PLC holds 35,568,000 ordinary shares in treasury, and has 910,860,547 ordinary shares in issue (excluding treasury shares).

Paul Chambers
Company Secretary

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