SOURCE: Smith & Nephew PLC

June 20, 2008 14:30 ET

Smith & Nephew Plc - Transaction in Own Shares

LONDON--(Marketwire - June 20, 2008) -


Transaction in own shares.

Smith & Nephew plc announces that on 20 June 2008 it purchased 175,000
ordinary shares of USUSD0.20 each at a price of 580.7379 pence per share.
The purchased shares will be held as treasury shares.

Following the above purchase, Smith & Nephew plc
holds 62,599,483 ordinary shares in treasury, and
has 886,222,319 ordinary shares in issue (excluding treasury shares).



Paul Chambers

Company Secretary

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