SOURCE: Smith & Nephew PLC

August 17, 2007 05:30 ET

Smith & Nephew PLC - Director/PDMR Shareholding

London, UK--(Marketwire - August 17, 2007) - NOTIFICATION OF TRANSACTIONS OF DIRECTORS, PERSONS DISCHARGING MANAGERIAL RESPONSIBILITY OR CONNECTED PERSONS

This form is intended for use by an issuer to make a RIS notification required by DR 3.1.4R(1).

(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.


Please complete all relevant boxes should in block capital letters.

1. Name of the issuer

Smith & Nephew plc

2. State whether the notification relates to (i) a transaction notified in accordance with DR 3.1.4R(1)(a); or

(ii) DR 3.1.4( R)(1)(b) a disclosure made in accordance with section 324 (as extended by section 328) of the Companies Act 1985; or

(iii) both (i) and (ii)

both (i) and (ii).

3. Name of person discharging managerial responsibilities/director

Mr. David Illingworth

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

N/A...... ..............................

5. Indicate whether the notification is in respect of a holding of the person referred to in 3 or 4 above or in respect of a non-beneficial interest

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6. Description of shares (including class), debentures or derivatives or financial instruments relating to shares

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

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8 State the nature of the transaction

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9. Number of shares, debentures or financial instruments relating to shares acquired

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10. Percentage of issued class acquired (treasury shares of that class should not be taken into account when calculating percentage)

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11. Number of shares, debentures or financial instruments relating to shares disposed

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12. Percentage of issued class disposed (treasury shares of that class should not be taken into account when calculating percentage)

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13. Price per share or value of transaction

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14. Date and place of transaction

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15. Total holding following notification and total percentage holding following notification (any treasury shares should not be taken into account when calculating percentage)

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16. Date issuer informed of transaction

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

17. Date of grant

15 August 2007

18. Period during which or date on which it can be exercised

16 February 2008 - 31 December 2014

19. Total amount paid (if any) for grant of the option

20. Description of shares or debentures involved (class and number)

50,000 Ordinary Shares of US 20 cents each

21. Exercise price (if fixed at time of grant) or indication that price is to be fixed at the time of exercise

604 pence

22. Total number of shares or debentures over which options held following notification

464,852

23. Any additional information

Vesting of options granted on 15 August 2007 are subject to performance conditions being attained.

24. Name of contact and telephone number for queries

Phil Higgins 0207 960 2228

Name and signature of duly authorised officer of issuer responsible for making notification

Phil Higgins Assistant Company Secretary

Date of notification

17 August 2007

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