SOURCE: Smith & Nephew PLC

September 21, 2007 12:35 ET

Smith & Nephew PLC - Transaction in Own Shares

London, UK--(Marketwire - September 21, 2007) - Smith & Nephew PLC

21 September 2007

Smith & Nephew PLC - Transaction in Own Shares

Smith & Nephew PLC announces that on 21 September 2007 it purchased 160,000 ordinary shares of US$0.20 at a price of 586.6981 pence per share. The purchased shares will be held as treasury shares.

Following the above purchase, Smith & Nephew PLC holds 37,433,000 ordinary shares in treasury, and has 909,019,514 ordinary shares in issue (excluding treasury shares).

Paul Chambers
Company Secretary

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