SOURCE: Smith & Nephew PLC

May 19, 2008 19:01 ET

Smith & Nephew Plc - Transaction in Own Shares

London, UK--(Marketwire - May 19, 2008) -



Transaction in own shares.
Smith & Nephew plc announces that on 19 May 2008 it purchased 185,000
ordinary shares of USUSD0.20 each at a price of 551.6999 pence per share.
The purchased shares will be held as treasury shares. 
Following the above purchase, Smith & Nephew plc
holds 60,379,483 ordinary shares in treasury, and
has 888,395,916 ordinary shares in issue (excluding treasury shares).



Paul Chambers
Company Secretary

                    This information is provided by RNS
          The company news service from the London Stock Exchange

END

Contact Information