SOURCE: Smith & Nephew PLC

September 17, 2007 13:28 ET

Smith & Nephew PLC announces Transaction in Own Shares

London, UK--(Marketwire - September 17, 2007) -

Smith & Nephew PLC


17 September 2007

Smith & Nephew PLC - Transaction in Own Shares


Smith & Nephew PLC announces that on 17 September 2007 it purchased 480,000
ordinary shares of US$0.20 at a price of 572.4036 pence per share. The purchased
shares will be held as treasury shares.


Following the above purchase, Smith & Nephew PLC holds 36,698,000 ordinary
shares in treasury, and has 909,748,972 ordinary shares in issue (excluding
treasury shares).



Paul Chambers

Company Secretary






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