SOURCE: Smith & Nephew PLC

January 28, 2008 12:23 ET

Smith & Nephew Plc - Transaction in own shares

London, UK--(Marketwire - January 28, 2008) -

Transaction in own shares.

Smith & Nephew plc announces that on 28 January 2008 it purchased 155,000
ordinary shares of US$0.20 each at a price of 606.4254 pence per share. The
purchased shares will be held as treasury shares.

Following the above purchase, Smith & Nephew plc holds 54,662,000 ordinary
shares in treasury, and has 893,110,160 ordinary shares in issue (excluding
treasury shares).

Paul Chambers
Company Secretary

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