8 February 2019
Smith & Nephew plc (the "Company")
Commencement of Quarterly Buy Back Programme
The Company will now commence its Quarterly Buy Back Programme of 975,682 of its ordinary shares of US 20¢ each (the "Buy Back Programme") and has entered into an agreement with J.P. Morgan Securities plc ("JPMS") under which it has issued an irrevocable instruction to JPMS to manage the Buy Back Programme.
The Company intends to hold these shares in Treasury and then cancel them.
These shares were used in connection with employee share schemes in Quarter 4 2018.
The purpose of this Buy Back Programme is to reduce the share capital of the Company, in order to keep it broadly constant. The maximum pecuniary amount allocated to the Buy Back Programme is £16,000,000 and the maximum number of shares that will be purchased under the Buy Back Programme is 975,682. The Buy Back Programme will commence on 11 February 2019 and will end no later than 15 February 2019.
This announcement is made in accordance with Chapter 12 of the UKLA Listing Rules and Market Abuse Regulation 596/2014.
Smith & Nephew plc
Tel: 01923 477216
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