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Smith & Nephew to present at J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference

4 January 2019

Smith & Nephew plc (LSE:SN, NYSE:SNN), the global medical technology business, will participate in the 37th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference at the Westin St. Francis Hotel, San Francisco, California, USA.

Namal Nawana, Chief Executive Officer, will present at 8.30am Pacific Time (4.30pm GMT) on Monday 7 January 2019, followed by a Question & Answer session at 9.00am.

Live webcasts of the presentation and Q&A will be accessible via the events section on the Smith & Nephew investor relations website. Transcripts of both will be available shortly thereafter.

There will be no update on trading during the presentation or Q&A. Smith & Nephew confirms that it expects to meet its 2018 full year guidance, as disclosed in its Third Quarter Trading Report on 1 November 2018, and will publish its fourth quarter and full year results for 2018 on 7 February 2019.

Enquiries

Investors

Andrew Swift
Smith & Nephew

+44 (0) 20 7960 2285

Media

Charles Reynolds
Smith & Nephew

+44 (0) 1923 477314

Ben Atwell / Andrew Ward
FTI Consulting

+44 (0) 20 3727 1000

About Smith & Nephew

Smith & Nephew is a portfolio medical technology business with leadership positions in Orthopaedics, Wound, Sports Medicine and ENT. Smith & Nephew has more than 15,000 employees and a presence in more than 100 countries. Annual sales in 2017 were almost $4.8 billion. Smith & Nephew is a member of the FTSE100 (LSE:SN, NYSE:SNN). For more information about Smith & Nephew, please visit our corporate website www.smith-nephew.com and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn or Facebook.

Forward-looking Statements

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