SOURCE: Smith & Nephew PLC

September 17, 2008 12:10 ET

Smith & Nephew Plc - Transaction in Own Shares

LONDON--(Marketwire - September 17, 2008) -





Transaction in own shares.


Smith & Nephew plc announces that on 17 September 2008 it
purchased 150,000 ordinary shares of USUSD0.20 each at a price
of 616.3375 pence per share. The purchased shares will be held as
treasury shares.


Following the above purchase, Smith & Nephew plc holds 66,650,683
ordinary shares in treasury, and has 882,921,960 ordinary shares in
issue (excluding treasury shares).


Paul Chambers

Company Secretary

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