7 August 2019
Transaction in Own Shares
Smith & Nephew plc (the "Company") has today cancelled 258,258 of its ordinary shares of US 20¢ each ("Shares") previously held in Treasury. These Shares were issued in connection with employee share schemes in Quarter 2 2019 and have been purchased as part of a programme to keep the total issued share capital broadly constant.
Following the cancellation of these Shares the Company holds 11,237,086 of its shares in Treasury. The Company's issued share capital, with one voting right per share consists of 874,536,338 ordinary shares of US20¢ each. This is the figure which should be used by shareholders as the denominator when determining whether they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in, the Company under the FCA's Disclosure and Transparency Rules.
This announcement is made in accordance with the requirements of LR 12.6.4.
Deputy Company Secretary
Smith & Nephew plc
Tel: 01923 477410
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