SOURCE: Smith & Nephew PLC

December 06, 2007 12:39 ET

Smith & Nephew PLC - Transaction in Own Shares

London, UK--(Marketwire - December 6, 2007) -

Smith & Nephew PLC

6 December 2007

Smith & Nephew PLC - Transaction in Own Shares

Smith & Nephew PLC announces that on 6 December 2007 it purchased 350,000
ordinary shares of US$0.20 at a price of 578.745 pence per share. The purchased
shares will be held as treasury shares.

Following the above purchase, Smith & Nephew PLC holds 49,535,000 ordinary
shares in treasury, and has 897,898,057 ordinary shares in issue (excluding
treasury shares).

Paul Chambers

Company Secretary

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