London, UK--(Marketwire - January 15, 2008) - 15 January 2008
Transaction in own shares.
Smith & Nephew plc announces that on 15 January 2008 it purchased 165,000 ordinary shares of US$0.20 each at a price of 626.7007 pence per share. The purchased shares will be held as treasury shares.
Following the above purchase, Smith & Nephew plc holds 53,197,000 ordinary shares in treasury, and has 894,543,620 ordinary shares in issue (excluding treasury shares).
Paul Chambers Company Secretary This information is provided by RNS The company news service from the London Stock Exchange