RNS Number : 4719V

Smith & Nephew Plc

09 August 2022

9 August 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 J P Morgan, as part of its USD $125 million share buyback programme announced on 9 August 2022 and in accordance with the authority granted by shareholders at the Company's Annual General Meeting on 13 April 2022.

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): 
 9 August 
  2022            XLON      565,919                10.930000       10.760000       10.811431 
                 --------  ---------------------  --------------  --------------  ------------------- 

The Company intends to hold these shares in Treasury and then cancel them or allocate them to employee share awards as they fall due.

Following the purchase of these shares, the Company holds 5,596,775 of its shares in Treasury. The Company's issued share capital, with one voting right per share consists of 871,944,915 ordinary shares of US20c each (excluding treasury shares). This figure of 871,944,915 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 J P Morgan on behalf of the Company.

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: 01923 477100

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