RNS Number : 3378I

Smith & Nephew Plc

14 April 2022

14 April 2022

Smith & Nephew plc

Transaction in Own Shares

Smith & Nephew plc (the "Company") announces today it has purchased the following number of its own ordinary shares of US 20c each through Merrill Lynch International, as part of its USD $125 million share buyback programme announced on 22 February 2022 and in accordance with the authority granted by shareholders at the Company's Annual General Meeting on 14 April 2021.

Aggregated details of share purchase transactions according to trading venue are set out below:

 Date of         Venue:   Number of              Highest         Lowest price    Volume weighted 
  transaction:             ordinary               price paid      paid per        average price 
                           shares repurchased:    per ordinary    ordinary        paid per ordinary 
                                                  share (GBP):    share (GBP):    share (GBP): 
 13/04/2022      XLON     278,776                GBP12.1000      GBP11.9500      GBP12.0118 
                -------  ---------------------  --------------  --------------  ------------------- 
 13/04/2022      BATE     0                      GBP0.00         GBP0.00         GBP0.00 
                -------  ---------------------  --------------  --------------  ------------------- 
 13/04/2022      CHIX     0                      GBP0.00         GBP0.00         GBP0.00 
                -------  ---------------------  --------------  --------------  ------------------- 

The Company intends to hold these shares in Treasury and then cancel them.

Since 23 February 2022, the Company has purchased 7,770,113 shares at a cost (including dealing and associated costs) of GBP95,147,013.53.

Following the purchase of these shares, the Company holds 12,984,645 of its shares in Treasury. The Company's issued share capital, with one voting right per share consists of 872,252,648 ordinary shares of US20c each (excluding treasury shares). This figure of 872,252,648 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 are the last purchases to be made under the programme between the Company, on the one hand, and, Merrill Lynch International on the other hand, announced on 22 February 2022, as this programme has been completed in accordance with its terms.

This announcement is made in accordance with the requirements of LR 12.4.6.

In accordance with Article 5(1)(b) of Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 (as incorporated into UK domestic law by the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018), a full breakdown of the individual purchases is attached to this announcement.


Sarah Carne

Deputy Company Secretary

Smith & Nephew plc

Tel: +44 (0)1923 477100

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