SOURCE: Smith & Nephew PLC

June 09, 2009 12:09 ET

Smith & Nephew Plc: Holding(s) in Company

LONDON--(Marketwire - June 9, 2009) -


NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES


1. Name of company


Smith & Nephew plc


2. Name of shareholder having a major interest


Thornburg Investment Management Inc


3. Please state whether notification indicates that it is in
respect of
holding of the shareholder named in 2 above or in respect of a
non-beneficial interest or in the case of an individual holder if
it is
a holding of that person's spouse or children under the age of 18


Non-beneficial


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


Thornburg Investment Management Inc




5. Number of shares / amount of stock acquired



6. Percentage of issued class




7. Number of shares / amount of stock disposed



8. Percentage of issued class




9. Class of security


Ordinary shares of US 20 cents


10. Date of transaction


22.05.09


11. Date company informed


08.06.09


12. Total holding following this notification


44,852,265


13. Total percentage holding of issued class following this
notification


4.75%


14. Any additional information


Holding now below 5%


15. Name of contact and telephone number for queries


Susan Henderson -  Company Secretary

020 7960 2312


16. Name and signature of authorised company official responsible
for
making this notification


Susan Henderson -  Company Secretary


Date of notification


09.06.09


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