London, UK--(Marketwire - November 9, 2007) - Smith & Nephew PLC

9 November 2007

Smith & Nephew PLC - Transaction in Own Shares

Smith & Nephew PLC announces that on 9 November 2007 it purchased 240,000 ordinary shares of US$0.20 at a price of 580.461 pence per share. The purchased shares will be held as treasury shares.

Following the above purchase, Smith & Nephew PLC holds 45,810,000 ordinary shares in treasury, and has 901,463,955 ordinary shares in issue (excluding treasury shares).

Paul Chambers

Company Secretary

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