LONDON--(Marketwire - March 5, 2009) -


1. Name of company

Smith & Nephew plc

2. Name of shareholder having a major interest

Legal & General Group 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

Legal & General Assurance (Pensions Management) Limited (PMC)

Legal & General Group Plc (L&G)

5. Number of shares / amount of stock acquired

6. Percentage of issued class

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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