London, UK -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 29, 2006 --Smith & Nephew plc - Voting Rights and Capital

29 December 2006

In conformity with the Transparency Directive's transitional provision 6, we notify the market that as at today's date:

Smith & Nephew plc's issued share capital with voting rights consists of 943,482,001 ordinary shares of US$20 cents each. No shares are held in treasury.

The above figure may be used by shareholders for calculating if they are required to notify their interest in, or change to their interest in the Company under the FSA's Disclosure and Transparency Rules.

Paul Chambers

Company Secretary

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