Source: London Stock Exchange plc.

Smith & Nephew - Holding(s) in Company 2

London, UK--(Marketwire - December 17, 2008) -


1. Name of company

Smith & Nephew plc 

2. Name of shareholder having a major interest

Prudential plc

3. Please state whether notification indicates that it is in respect of
holding of the shareholder named in 2 above or in respect of a
non-beneficial interest or in the case of an individual holder if it is
a holding of that person's spouse or children under the age of 18


4. Name of the registered holder(s) and, if more than one holder, the
number of shares held by each of them

Prudential Plc


5. Number of shares / amount of stock acquired


6. Percentage of issued class

less than0.1%

7. Number of shares / amount of stock disposed

8. Percentage of issued class

9. Class of security

Ordinary shares of US 20 cents

10. Date of transaction


11. Date company informed


12. Total holding following this notification


13. Total percentage holding of issued class following this


14. Any additional information

15. Name of contact and telephone number for queries

Gemma Parsons - Assistant Company Secretary

020 7960 2228

16. Name and signature of authorised company official responsible for
making this notification

Gemma Parsons - Assistant Company Secretary

Date of notification


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