LONDON, UK--(Marketwire - November 28, 2008) -

Smith & Nephew plc - Voting Rights and Capital

28 November 2008

In conformity with Rule 5.6.1 of the FSA's Disclosure
and Transparency Rules, we notify the market that as at 28
November 2008:

Smith & Nephew plc's issued share capital with voting rights consists
of 883,084,314 ordinary shares of US20c each.  

66,634,911 ordinary shares are held in treasury, and are not included
in the above figure.

883,084,314 ordinary shares 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

Paul Chambers
Company Secretary

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