EX-99.D 3 v117713_ex99-d.htm Unassociated Document
Ziegler, Ziegler & Associates LLP
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June 18, 2008

Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, as Depositary
60 Wall Street
New York, New York 10005
 
American Depositary Shares
evidenced by American Depositary Receipts
for deposited shares of
Smiths Group plc

Dear Sirs:

Referring to the Registration Statement on Form F-6 relating to the above-entitled American Depositary Shares ("ADSs") evidenced by American Depositary Receipts ("ADRs") each ADS representing two ordinary shares of Smiths Group plc (the "Company"), a corporation incorporated under the laws of England.

We are of the opinion that the ADSs covered by the Registration Statement, when issued in accordance with the terms of the form of ADR attached as Exhibit (a) to the Registration Statement, will, when sold, be legally issued and will entitle the holders thereof to the rights specified in the form of ADR.

The foregoing opinion is limited to the Federal laws of the United States and the laws of the State of New York, and we are expressing no opinion as to the effect of the laws of any other jurisdiction.

We hereby consent to the use of this opinion as Exhibit d of the above-mentioned Registration Statement. In giving such consent, we do not admit thereby that we are within the category of persons whose consent is required under Section 7 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

 
Very truly yours,
   
 
/s/Ziegler, Ziegler & Associates LLP