SOURCE: Smith & Nephew PLC

August 06, 2009 13:08 ET

Smith & Nephew Plc - Director/PDMR Shareholding

LONDON--(Marketwire - August 6, 2009) -


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
    SMITH & NEPHEW PLC
                                           transaction notified in
                                           accordance with DTR
3.1.2
                                           R,

                                           (ii) a disclosure made
in
                                           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                             relates to a person

    responsibilities/director              connected with a person
                                           discharging
                                           managerial
responsibilities/
    ADRIAN HENNAH                          director named in 3 and
                                           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
                                           relating to shares
    interest 1


    ADRIAN HENNAH                           ORDINARY SHARES


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

                                             i SETTLEMENT OF
SHARES
    ADRIAN HENNAH                              HELD UNDER THE
SMITH &
                                               NEPHEW PERFORMANCE
SHARE
                                               PLAN WHICH VESTED
ON 13
                                               MARCH 2009

                                             ii VESTING OF SHARE
AWARD
                                               PLAN AWARDED ON 20
JUNE
                                               2006


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


    i) 47,695 ORDINARY SHARES              LESS THAN 0.01%

    ii) 57,603 ORDINARY SHARES

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


    i) 19,654 ORDINARY SHARES              LESS THAN 0.01%

    ii) 23,736 ORDINARY SHARES

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


    469p                                    6 AUGUST 2009


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)
                                           6 AUGUST 2009

    78,898 ORDINARY SHARES




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

21. Exercise price (if fixed   22. Total number of shares or
debentures
    at time of grant) or           over which options held
following
                                   notification
    indication that price is
    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


                                    GEMMA PARSONS

                                    ASSISTANT COMPANY SECRETARY

                                    020 7960 2228




Name of authorised official of issuer responsible for making
notification

GEMMA PARSONS

ASSISTANT COMPANY SECRETARY

Date of notification __6 AUGUST 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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