SOURCE: Smith & Nephew PLC

August 28, 2009 11:43 ET

Smith & Nephew Plc - Director/PDMR Shareholding

LONDON--(Marketwire - August 28, 2009) -


RIS Announcement -Award grant

Smith & Nephew Plc ("the Company")
Employee Share Plans - Announcement of transaction in ordinary shares
of USUSD0.20 each 

The Company announces that on 27 August 2009 conditional awards were
made under the Company's 2004 Performance Share Plan, 2001 UK Approved
Share Option Plan and 2001 UK Unapproved Share Option Plan to persons 
discharging managerial responsibility ("PDMR") as detailed in the 
tables below. No consideration is payable for the awards.

PERFORMANCE SHARE PLAN ("PSP")

                                             Total Number of
                                             Shares over which 
                                             awards held under 
Name          PDMR       Number of shares    the PSP following
                         subject to award    Notification

Nassem Amin   PDMR       17,321 ordinary     17,321 ordinary shares
                         shares



2001 UK APPROVED SHARE OPTION AND 2001 UK UNAPPROVED SHARE PLANS

            Share      Number of       Option Total Number of Shares
            Option     Ordinary shares Price  over which Options held
            Plan       subject to             following Notification
Name   PDMR            award

Nassem PDMR UK         5,859 ordinary  512p   23,094 ordinary shares
Amin        Approved   shares
            Plan

            UK         17,235 ordinary 512p
            Unapproved shares
            Plan


Notes:

  1 There are performance conditions attached to the release of
    the award under the Performance Share Plan, and the award will
    vest, subject to the achievement of the performance
    conditions which are measured from 1 January 2009 to 31 December
    2011, on 27 August 2012. 

  2 The options granted under the UK Approved and Unapproved Share
    Option Plans will vest three years from the award date, subject to
    the attainment of the relevant performance conditions and will be
    exercisable from 27 August 2012 to 26 August 2019.

  3 The transaction took place in London, UK

  4 This announcement is made following notifications under Disclosure
    Rule 3.1.2.


Contact:

Gemma Parsons
Assistant Company Secretary

Telephone: 020 7401 7646



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