London, UK--(Marketwire - January 24, 2008) -

Smith & Nephew announcement dates for 2008 and details of the briefing at the
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

24 January 2008

Smith & Nephew plc (NYSE:SNN; LSE:SN) will announce its preliminary results for
2007 at 11.00am GMT/6.00am EST on 7 February 2008. A presentation for analysts
will be held at 12.30pm GMT/7.30am EST which can be seen live via webcast on the
Smith & Nephew website at and available on the site archive
shortly afterwards.

The company will announce its quarterly results through the year as follows:

Quarter 1             1 May 2008
Interims/Quarter 2    7 August 2008
Quarter 3             6 November 2008

The company will host a meeting for analysts and investors at the American
Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), the largest orthopaedic congress in the
world, at 8.00am (PST) on Wednesday 5 March 2008 in San Francisco.

The meeting will be hosted by David Illingworth, Chief Executive, with
presentations from senior management focused on Smith & Nephew products being
exhibited by the orthopaedic reconstruction, orthopaedic trauma and clinical
therapies and endoscopy businesses at the surgeon meeting. These will also be
broadcast live by webcast on the Smith & Nephew website and will be available on
the site archive shortly afterwards.

About Us

Smith & Nephew (LSE: SN, NYSE:SNN) is one of the world's leading medical devices
companies, specialising in Orthopaedic Reconstruction, Orthopaedic Trauma and
Clinical Therapies, Endoscopy and Advanced Wound Management. Smith & Nephew is
a global leader in arthroscopy and advanced wound management and is one of the
leading orthopaedics companies.

Smith & Nephew is dedicated to helping improve people's lives.  The company
prides itself on the strength of its relationships with its surgeon and
healthcare professional customers, with whom its name is synonymous with the
highest standards of performance, innovation and trust. The Company operates in
32 countries around the world. Annual sales in 2006 were nearly $2.8 billion.


Smith & Nephew UK
Julie Allen                                           Tel: +44 (0)20 7401 7646
Corporate Affairs Coordinator

Jon Coles and Justine McIlroy                         Tel: +44 (0)20 7404 5959
Brunswick - UK

Cindy Leggett-Flynn                                     Tel: +1 (212) 333 3810
Brunswick - New York

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