RNS Number : 8391S

Smith & Nephew Plc

08 November 2019

8 November 2019

Transaction in Own Shares

Smith & Nephew plc (the "Company") announces today it has purchased the following number of its ordinary shares of US 20c each through J.P. Morgan Securities plc, in accordance with the authority granted by shareholders at the Company's Annual General Meeting on 11 April 2019. These shares were issued in connection with employee share schemes in Quarter 3 2019 and have been purchased as part of a programme to reduce the Company's share capital, in order to keep it broadly constant, as announced on 4 November 2019. Details of the relevant purchase transactions are set out below:

 Description of Shares:           Smith & Nephew plc ordinary shares 
                                   of US 20c each 
 Date of transaction:             8 November 2019 
 Number of Shares repurchased:    1,414 
 Lowest price paid per Share:     1,654.5000p 
 Highest price paid per Share:    1,668.5000p 
 Average price paid per Share:    1,656.8974p 
 Broker:                          J.P Morgan Securities plc 

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

Since 4 November 2019, the Company has purchased 705,220 shares at a cost (including dealing and associated costs) of GBP11,785,857.96.

Following the purchase of these shares, the Company holds 10,927,639 of its shares in Treasury. The Company's issued share capital, with one voting right per share consists of 874,968,993 ordinary shares of US20c 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 J.P Morgan Securities plc on behalf of the Company and a full breakdown of the individual trades is attached to this announcement.


These purchases are the last purchases to be made under the programme between the Company, on the one hand, and J.P. Morgan Securities plc, on the other hand, announced on 4 August 2019, as that the programme has been completed in accordance with its terms.

This announcement is made in accordance with the requirements of LR 12.4.6 and Market Abuse Regulation 596/2014.

Vickie Reuben

Deputy Company Secretary

Smith & Nephew plc

Tel: 01923 477410

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