SOURCE: Smith & Nephew PLC

September 08, 2008 12:17 ET

Smith & Nephew Plc - Transaction in Own Shares

LONDON, UK--(Marketwire - September 8, 2008) -

Transaction in own shares.

Smith & Nephew plc announces that on 8 September 2008 it
purchased 150,000 ordinary shares of USUSD0.20 each at a price
of 636.9167 pence per share. The purchased shares will be held as
treasury shares. 

Following the above purchase, Smith & Nephew plc
holds 65,700,683 ordinary shares in treasury, and
has 883,831,010 ordinary shares in issue (excluding treasury shares).

Paul Chambers
Company Secretary

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