Report of Foreign Private Issuer
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February 15, 2019 
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15 February 2019
Smith & Nephew plc
Transaction in Own Shares
Smith & Nephew plc (the "Company") announces today it has purchased the following number of its ordinary shares of US 20¢ each through J.P. Morgan Securities plc, in accordance with the authority granted by shareholders at the Company's Annual General Meeting on 12 April 2018. These shares were issued in connection with employee share schemes in Quarter 4 2018 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 8 February 2019. Details of the relevant purchase transactions are set out below:
Description of Shares:
Smith & Nephew ordinary shares of US 20¢ each
Date of transaction:
15 February 2019
Number of Shares repurchased:
Lowest price paid per Share:
Highest price paid per Share:
Average price paid per Share:
J.P Morgan Securities plc
The Company intends to hold these shares in Treasury and then cancel them.
Since 8 February 2019, the Company has purchased 975,682 shares at a cost (including dealing and associated costs) of £14,391,831.09.
Following the purchase of these shares, the Company holds 13,090,123 of its shares in Treasury. The Company's issued share capital, with one voting right per share consists of 874,910,325 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 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 8 February 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.
Susan Swabey
Company Secretary
Smith & Nephew plc
Tel: 01923 477216
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
Smith & Nephew Plc
Date: February 15, 2019
By: /s/ Susan Swabey
                                                                                                                              Susan Swabey
                                                                                                                      Company Secretary