SOURCE: Smith & Nephew PLC

September 17, 2009 05:06 ET

Smith & Nephew Plc - Director/PDMR Shareholding

LONDON--(Marketwire - September 17, 2009) -


Annex DTR3


Notification of Transactions of Directors/Persons Discharging
Managerial Responsibility and Connected Persons



All relevant boxes should be completed in block capital letters.


1.  Name of the issuer                 2.  State whether the
                                           notification relates to (i)
                                           a transaction notified in
                                           accordance with DTR 3.1.2
                                           R,
                                           (ii) a disclosure made in
    SMITH & NEPHEW PLC                     accordance LR 9.8.6R(1) or
                                           (iii) a disclosure made in
                                           accordance with section
                                           793 of the Companies Act
                                           (2006).

                                           (i)


3.  Name of person discharging         4.  State whether notification
    managerial responsibilities/           relates to a person
    director                               connected with a person
                                           discharging managerial
                                           responsibilities/
                                           director named in 3 and
    JOSEPH PAPA                            identify the connected
                                           person

                                           N/A


5.  Indicate whether the notification  6.  Description of shares
    is in respect of a holding of the      (including class),
    person referred to in 3 or 4 above     debentures or derivatives or
    or in respect of a nonbeneficial       financial instruments
    interest 1                             relating to shares

    IN RESPECT OF A SHAREHOLDING           AMERICAN DEPOSITARY SHARES
    REGISTERED IN THE NAME OF THE          ("ADS")
    ABOVE PERSON REFERRED TO IN 3


7.  Name of registered shareholders(s) 8.  State the nature of the
    and, if more than one, the number      transaction
    of shares held by each of them

    JOSEPH PAPA                            PURCHASE OF ADS


9.  Number of shares, debentures or    10. Percentage of issued class
    financial instruments relating to      acquired (treasury shares
    shares acquired                        of that class should not be
                                           taken into account when
                                           calculating percentage)

    1,000                                  less than 0.01%

11. Number of shares, debentures or    12. Percentage of issued class
    financial  instruments relating to     disposed (treasury shares
    shares disposed                        of that class should not be
                                           taken into account when
                                           calculating percentage)

    N/A                                     N/A


13. Price per share or value of        14. Date and place of
    transaction                            transaction

    USD46.7875                             16 SEPTEMBER 2009

                                           New Jersey, USA

15. Total holding following            16. Date issuer informed of
    notification and total percentage      transaction
    holding following notification
    (any treasury shares should not be
    taken into account when
    calculating percentage)

    1,000                                  17 SEPTEMBER 2009



If a person discharging managerial responsibilities has been granted
options by the issuer complete the following boxes


17. Date of grant              18. Period during which or date on which
                                   exercisable

    N/A                            N/A


19. Total amount paid (if any) 20. Description of shares or debentures
    for grant of the option        involved (class and number)

    N/A                            N/A


21. Exercise price (if fixed   22. Total number of shares or debentures
    at time of grant) or           over which options held following
    indication that price is       notification
    to be fixed at the time
    of exercise
                                   N/A

    N/A


23. Any additional information  24. Name of contact and telephone
                                    number for queries


    1 ADS = 5 ORDINARY SHARES       GEMMA PARSONS
    OF USD0.20 EACH                 ASSISTANT COMPANY SECRETARY
                                    020 7401 7646




Name of authorised official of issuer responsible for making
notification


GEMMA PARSONS

ASSISTANT COMPANY SECRETARY

Date of notification     17 SEPTEMBER 2009





Notes:    This form is intended for use by an issuer to make a RIS
          notification required by DR 3.3.


(1) An issuer making a notification in respect of a transaction
    relating to the shares or debentures of the issuer should
    complete boxes 1 to 16, 23 and 24.

(2) An issuer making a notification in respect of a derivative relating
    the shares of the issuer should complete boxes 1 to 4, 6, 8, 13,
    14, 16, 23 and 24.

(3) An issuer making a notification in respect of options granted to a
    director/person discharging managerial responsibilities should
    complete boxes 1 to 3 and 17 to 24.

(4) An issuer making a notification in respect of a financial
    instrument relating to the shares of the issuer (other than a
    debenture) should complete boxes 1 to 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 14, 16,
    23 and 24.



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