6-K 1 a8847y.htm TRANSACTION IN OWN SHARES Blueprint
 
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
 
Report of Foreign Private Issuer
 
Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16
of the Securities Exchange Act of
1934
 
May 13, 2019 
 
Commission File Number 001-14978
SMITH & NEPHEW plc
(Registrant's name)
 
Building 5, Croxley Park,
Hatters Lane, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD18 8YE,
England
 
(Address of registrant's principal executive offices)
 
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13 May 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 11 April 2019. These shares were issued in connection with employee share schemes in Quarter 1 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 3 May 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:
 
13 May 2019
 
Number of Shares repurchased:
 
175,000
 
Lowest price paid per Share:
 
1,598.5000p
 
Highest price paid per Share:
 
1,623.5000p
 
Average price paid per Share:
 
1,609.0821p
 
Broker:
 
J.P Morgan Securities plc
 
 
The Company intends to hold these shares in Treasury and then cancel them.
 
Since 3 May 2019, the Company has purchased 981,383 shares at a cost (including dealing and associated costs) of £15,741,722.81.
 
Following the purchase of these shares, the Company holds 12,230,683 of its shares in Treasury. The Company's issued share capital, with one voting right per share consists of 874,894,370 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.
 
http://www.rns-pdf.londonstockexchange.com/rns/8843Y_1-2019-5-13.pdf
 
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
 
 
 
 
 
SIGNATURES
 
 
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
(Registrant)
 
 
Date: May 13, 2019 
 
By: /s/ Susan Swabey
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                                                                                                                              Susan Swabey
                                                                                                                      Company Secretary