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Transaction in Own Shares
Description of Shares: Smith & Nephew Ordinary Shares of US 20¢ each
Number of Shares repurchased: 300,000
Average price paid per Share: 1,260.4849p
Highest price paid per Share: 1,270.0000p
Lowest price paid per Share: 1,254.0000p
Date of transaction: 10 August 2016
Broker: Merrill Lynch International
The Company intends to hold these shares in Treasury.
Following the purchase of these shares, the Company holds 18,484,911 of its shares in Treasury. The Company's issued share capital, with one voting right per share consists of 894,854,670 Ordinary Shares of US20¢ each (excluding treasury shares). 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 Guidance and Transparency Rules.
These purchases were made by Merrill Lynch International on behalf of the Company and a full breakdown of the individual trades is attached to this announcement.
This announcement is made in accordance with the requirements of LR 12.4.6.
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