SOURCE: Smith & Nephew PLC

March 05, 2008 12:14 ET

Smith & Nephew PLC announces Transaction in own Shares

London, UK--(Marketwire - March 5, 2008) -

5 March 2008

Transaction in own shares.

Smith & Nephew plc announces that on 5 March 2008 it purchased 200,000 ordinary shares of US$0.20 each at a price of 652.5929 pence per share. The purchased shares will be held as treasury shares.

Following the above purchase, Smith & Nephew plc holds 57,529,000 ordinary shares in treasury, and has 890,672,624 ordinary shares in issue (excluding treasury shares).

Paul Chambers
Company Secretary

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