Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Smith & Nephew plc (the 'Company') was held on Wednesday 13 April 2022 at Smith+Nephew's Expert Connect Centre, Building 5, Croxley Park, Hatters Lane, Watford, WD18 8YE.

AGM Poll Results

Download a copy of our AGM poll results from each year, dating back to 2012.

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AGM Notice of Meeting

Download a copy of our AGM Notice of Meeting from each year, dating back to 2012.

Share price chart

Interactive share price chart of Smith & Nephew plc on the LSE and NYSE. The chart includes an option to download historical data.

Dividends

Smith & Nephew plc has paid dividends on Ordinary Shares each year since 1937.

As announced on 28 July 2022, an interim dividend for the year ended 31 December 2022 of 14.4 US cents per ordinary share will be paid on 26 October 2022 to shareholders whose name appears on the register at the close of business on 30 September 2022. Those shareholders whose address on the register is in the UK will receive their dividend in Sterling at a rate of 12.91 pence per ordinary share.

If they have not already done so, shareholders should contact the Company's Registrar Computershare, to complete a mandate form so that they receive their dividends directly into a bank account or building society account.

Announcement date: 28 July 2022

Ex-dividend date: 29 September 2022

Record date: 30 September 2022

Last date for Sterling elections: 10 October 2022

Last date for DRIP Elections: 10 October 2022

Payment date: 26 October 2022

The Plan allows holders of ordinary shares the opportunity to use their cash dividend to acquire additional shares in Smith & Nephew plc, which are bought in the market at competitive dealing costs. The Plan is administered by Computershare, our Registrars.

Please see the terms and conditions and the relevant form to join the Smith+Nephew Dividend Re-Investment Plan.

Our depositary bank (J.P. Morgan Chase N.A.) administers a Global Invest Direct plan, which allows holders to reinvest dividends paid on ADRs. New and existing holders may also use this service to buy and sell ADRs.

Smith+Nephew is now a mandatory direct credit company and has removed the option of dividends being issued in the form of cheques.

This removes the risk of cheques getting lost in the post and enables shareholders to receive cleared funds sooner by having their dividends paid electronically direct into their bank or building society account.

Shareholders should contact Computershare, our Registrars, for a form of mandate.

Shareholders in certain countries can elect to have their dividends paid direct into their bank account in their local currency.

For more information or to download a copy of the relevant form, please contact Computershare.

Holders of American Depositary Shares ("ADS") evidenced by American Depositary Receipts ("ADR") are eligible for all dividends or other entitlements attaching to the underlying shares of Smith & Nephew plc and receive all cash dividends in US Dollars.

American Depositary Shares (“ADS”) will trade ex-dividend on the New York Stock Exchange from 31 March 2022. Holders of ADSs on the register at close of business on 1 April 2022 will receive a dividend of 46.2 US cents per ADS on 11 May 2022, subject to shareholder approval.

ADRs & ADSs

American Depositary Receipts (ADRs)

In the US, the Company's Ordinary Shares are traded in the form of American Depositary Shares ("ADSs") evidenced by ADRs, and trade on the NYSE under the symbol SNN. J.P. Morgan Chase Bank N.A. is the authorised depositary bank for the Company's ADR programme. If you are an ADR holder and require further information, please contact J.P. Morgan Chase Bank N.A. on +1-800-990-1135 (toll free) or online. Visit www.shareowneronline.com.

For those holders not registered because their shares are held through a 'Street name' (nominee account), your nominee will receive company documents from time to time from J.P. Morgan Chase Bank N.A. to distribute to ADR holders. You need to make arrangements with your nominee if you wish to receive such documents and to be able to exercise your vote through the depository bank at general meetings. 

On 14 October 2014, a ratio change was implemented to reflect that one ADS represents two Ordinary Shares. Historically, the ratio of underlying shares represented by ADRs changed from one ADR being equal to ten Ordinary Shares to one ADR being equal to five Ordinary Shares on 15 December 2003.

Information on our American Depositary Share Payment History.

Smith & Nephew ADS price

The Company's ADS price can be obtained from the official New York Stock Exchange website at www.nyse.com and is quoted daily in the Wall Street Journal.

You can also check out the live financial and investor tools from the NYSE on our website.

ADS enquiries

Share fraud warning

Fraudsters use persuasive and high-pressure tactics to lure investors into scams. They may offer to sell shares that turn out to be worthless or non-existent, or to buy shares at an inflated price in return for an upfront payment. While high profits are promised, if you buy or sell shares in this way you will probably lose your money.

How to avoid share fraud:

  1. Reject cold calls - If you've been cold called with an offer to buy or sell shares, chances are it's a high risk investment or a scam. You should treat the call with extreme caution. The safest thing to do is hang up.
  2. Check the firm on the Financial Services Register. The Financial Services Register is a public record of all the firms and individuals in the financial services industry that are regulated by the FCA. www.fca.org.uk/register 
  3. Get impartial advice - Think about getting impartial financial advice before you hand over any money. Seek advice from someone unconnected to the firm that has approached you.

REMEMBER: if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!

If you suspect that you have been approached by fraudsters please tell the FCA using the share fraud reporting form where you can find out more about investment scams. You can also call the FCA Consumer Helpline on 0800 111 6768. www.fca.org.uk/scams

If you have lost money to investment fraud, you should report it to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or online at www.actionfraud.police.uk

Find out more at www.fca.org.uk/scamsmart

Georgeson Tracing Programme

Smith & Nephew plc have engaged Georgeson (a trading name of Computershare Investor Services PLC, the Registrar of Smith & Nephew plc) as a specialist business to complete a tracing and engagement exercise with the aim of locating lost or unengaged shareholders in the Company and reuniting them with their unclaimed assets.

The use of this service is voluntary and you may also contact the Registrar, Computershare, directly. It is entirely up to you whether you decide to use the Georgeson service or if you wish to contact Computershare.

We would however urge that if you have received communication from Georgeson, you use one of these means in order for Georgeson or Computershare to assist you in claiming any entitlements due to you.

Tracing programme contacts

Frequently Asked Questions

On what exchanges are Smith & Nephew's shares traded? What are the tickers?

Smith & Nephew plc is quoted on the London Stock Exchange (symbol SN).

In the United States, the Company's ordinary shares are traded in the form of American Depositary Shares, evidenced by ADRs, and trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol SNN. Each American Depositary Share represents two Ordinary Shares.

In which indices is Smith & Nephew included?

Smith & Nephew is a member of the FTSE 100 and FTSE Eurotop 300 indices as member of the health sector. In addition we are part of the MSCI Equity indices series, the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and the FTSE4Good ethical share index.

What is Smith & Nephew's ISIN number?

Smith & Nephew's ISIN number is GB0009223206.

In relation to ADRs the ISIN number for the US is US83175M2052.

What is Smith & Nephew's CUSIP number?

Smith & Nephew's CUSIP number is 83175M205.

How can I get updated quotes for Smith & Nephew's share price?

The Company's share price is available on 15 minute delay here. In addition, the Company's share price is quoted daily in some national UK newspapers and at www.londonstockexchange.com where it is updated at intervals throughout the day.


The company's ADR price is quoted daily in the Wall Street Journal and can be obtained from the official New York Stock Exchange website.

How can I buy Smith & Nephew shares?

Smith & Nephew ordinary shares can be bought or sold through a stockbroker, bank, or generally through a financial institution that provides brokerage services.

Does Smith & Nephew pay a dividend on its shares?

Dividend payments on Smith & Nephew's shares are declared by the board of directors and are typically payable in May and November.

Past performance cannot be relied upon as a guide to future performance.

Does Smith & Nephew operate a Dividend Re-Investment Plan for ADR holders?

Our depositary bank (J.P. Morgan Chase Bank N.A.) administers a DB Global Direct plan, which allows holders to reinvest dividends paid on ADRs. New and existing holders may also use this service to buy and sell ADRs. For further information, please visit www.shareowneronline.com

I have questions about my dividend or want to change my name/address. Whom do I contact?

For information relating to ordinary shareholdings please contact:

Computershare Investor Services
The Pavilions
Bridgwater Road
Bristol
United Kingdom
BS99 6ZZ  

Telephone: 0370 703 0047 or +44 (0)117 378 5450 if calling from outside the UK. Lines open 8:30am to 5:30pm (UK time), Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays in England and Wales)

Website: www.investorcentre.co.uk

I have questions about my ADR holding, whom do I contact?

For information regarding ADR holdings please contact:

EQ Shareowner Services
P.O. Box 64504
St. Paul, MN 55164-0504
US toll free phone: +1-800-990-1135

How do I obtain information about the number of shares I own?

To view information about your shareholdings on the Internet, register at www.investorcentre.co.uk, Computershare's secure shareholder website. If you have not yet registered for Investor Centre, please select 'Register' and where prompted:

  • Enter Smith & Nephew or the company code SNP
  • Enter your Shareholder Reference Number and postcode (or country of residence if outside of the UK or Channel Islands).
  • Enter the security code shown
  • If you accept the 'Investor Centre & Other Internet based Terms and Conditions', click in the box and then on 'Submit'
  • Follow the on screen prompts to finalise the registration process

Please note: For security purposes, Computershare will send a unique activation code to your registered address.

For information regarding ADR holdings please contact:

EQ Shareowner Services
P.O. Box 64504
St. Paul, MN 55164-0504
US toll free phone: +1-800-990-1135
Online: Visit www.shareowneronline.com then select 'Contact Us'

Does your Registrar have a Dealing Service for certificated holdings?

Internet Share Dealing:

The fee for this service will be 1% of the value of each sale or purchase of shares (subject to a minimum of £30).

Stamp duty of 0.5% is also payable on all purchases.

Website address: www.computershare.trade



Telephone Share Dealing:

The fee for this service will be 1% of the value of the transaction plus £35.

Stamp duty of 0.5% is also payable on all purchases.

Please call: +44 (0) 370 703 0084 

How do I get a copy of the Annual Report?

Online versions of our recent Annual Reports and results statements are available on our website.

You can also request a hard copy of the company's annual report or 20F by emailing InvestorRelations.Global@smith-nephew.com

How do I contact Smith+Nephew's investor relations?

Investor Relations
Corporate Affairs 
Smith+Nephew
Building 5, Croxley Park 
Hatters Lane, Watford
WD18 8YE 
Email: InvestorRelations.Global@smith-nephew.com 

What is your registrar's address?

Please contact:

Computershare Investor Services
The Pavilions
Bridgwater Road
Bristol
United Kingdom
BS99 6ZZ  
Telephone: 0370 703 0047 or +44 (0)117 378 5450 if calling from outside the UK. Lines open 8:30am to 5:30pm (UK time), Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays in England and Wales)
Website: www.investorcentre.co.uk

Who is the Depositary Bank for the ADRs?

J.P. Morgan Chase Bank N.A.

www.adr.com

I have lost my share certificate. What do I do?

Replacement share certificate(s) can be obtained through the completion and return of an Indemnity for lost certificate(s). In most instances it is usual for an administration fee to be charged for the production of an Indemnity. Original certificates are cancelled when an Indemnity is raised to cover the risks associated with their loss so please ensure that you are certain that the certificate has been lost before reporting it so, as fees may be incurred. Please contact:


Computershare Investor Services
The Pavilions
Bridgwater Road
Bristol
United Kingdom
BS99 6ZZ


Telephone: 0370 703 0047 or +44 (0)117 378 5450 if calling from outside the UK. Lines open 8:30am to 5:30pm (UK time), Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays in England and Wales)
Website: www.investorcentre.co.uk

Who can countersign Letters of Indemnity

An indemnity is a document issued upon notification that a share certificate has been lost, stolen, destroyed or not received, and allows Smith+Nephew’s registrar, Computershare to issue a duplicate share certificate to the registered holder. The indemnity must be countersigned by a UK bank or insurance company* if the value of the share certificate is more than £100. If the value of the share certificate is less than £50,000 Computershare can waive the requirement for a countersignature in return for the payment of an additional fee, which has been calculated on the basis of value of the share certificate(s) being covered.


The counterparty insurance can be expensive and many banks or insurance companies are not willing to accept this risk even for a fee. In such cases you may prefer to use the following companies. Please note, this is not a financial promotion by either Computershare or Smith+Nephew, but a completely independent service, for which Computershare, nor Smith+Nephew receives any payment. There are many other companies you may prefer to use:

Trust & Probate Insurance
Legal & Contingency Limited,
60 Fenchurch Street,
London, EC3M 4AD
Website: www.trustprobate-insurance.co.uk
Tel: 0207 397 4366


Share Data
1A South Street,
Horsham,
West Sussex
RH12 1NR
Web: www.sharedata.co.uk
Tel: 01403 271170


*The counter signatory must meet or exceed Fitch Ibca ‘A’, Moddy’s ‘A2’, or Standard & Poor’s ‘A’ Credit ratings.

How do I transfer my holdings or consolidate them under one certificate?

Please contact:

Computershare Investor Services
The Pavilions
Bridgwater Road
Bristol
United Kingdom
BS99 6ZZ      
Telephone: 0370 703 0047 or +44 (0)117 378 5450 if calling from outside the UK. Lines open 8:30am to 5:30pm (UK time), Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays in England and Wales)
Website: www.investorcentre.co.uk

UK Capital Gains Tax
For the purposes of capital gains tax the price of Ordinary Shares on 31 March 1982 was 35.04p.
What are the benefits of ADRs to US investors?

U.S. investors may prefer to purchase ADRs rather than ordinary shares in the issuer’s home market because ADRs trade, clear and settle according to U.S. market conventions. One of ADRs’ top advantages is the facilitated diversification into foreign securities. ADRs also allow easy comparison to securities of similar companies as well as access to price and trading information.

Why did you establish an ADR programme?

Smith+Nephew established the ADR program to make it easier for US investors to buy the Smith+Nephew share.  Trading ADRs simplifies foreign investments for US investors as administrative costs are reduced and capital gains are realized in US dollars.

What effect do you expect the ADR programme to have on your shareholder base?

We hope that the ADR programme encourages US investors to buy shares in Smith & Nephew as it will now be easier for them to do so.

What types of companies issue ADRs?

ADR issuers are typically large multinational corporations. Any non-U.S. company seeking to raise capital in the U.S. or increase their base of U.S. investor can issue ADRs.

Is it easy to get information and updates on Smith & Nephew?

Trading information is readily available on the Depositary bank’s website.

Where are Smith & Nephew's ADRs traded?

Smith & Nephew are traded on the New York Stock Exchange.

What currency is Smith & Nephew's ADRs denominated in?

Smith & Nephew's ADRs are denominated in US dollars.

Are you issuing extra shares of Smith & Nephew? Does the ADR programme increase Smith & Nephew's share capital?

No, this is not a share issue and the ADR programme does not increase Smith & Nephew’s share capital.

What is the difference between a Registered ADR holder and a Beneficial ADR holder?

A registered holder is one whose name appears on the books of the depositary bank. The registered holder is considered the owner of record. A beneficial holder is one whose holdings are registered in a name other than their own, such as in the name of a broker, bank or nominee.

How do I convert my ordinary shares into ADRs?

Converting ordinary shares into ADRs must be done through a broker investment advisor or for registered holders through J.P. Morgan ADR Broker Service Desk. You can contact J.P. Morgan ADR Broker Service Desk on +1-212-552-8926 or +1-212-553-8942.

How can I check how many ADRs I hold?

If you do not hold via a broker, bank or nominee, please contact our transfer agent:

EQ Shareowner Services
P.O. Box 64504
St Paul, MN 55164-0504
US toll free phone: +1-800-990-1135
Online: Visit www.shareowneronline.com, then select Contact Us.

How can I find out corporate action information on Smith & Nephew?

For corporate action information, please visit the website of J.P. Morgan Chase Bank N.A., Smith & Nephew's Depository Bank.  Search for Smith & Nephew and then select Corporate Actions tab. Alternatively you may contact EQ Shareowners Services on toll-free number +1-800-990-1135.

How do I find historical share prices of Smith & Nephew’s ADRs, for the purpose of completing my tax return?

Historical share prices for Smith & Nephew’s ADRs can be found on www.adr.com, the website for J.P. Morgan ADR. Enter Smith & Nephew into the search field and click Trading Volumes under program activity.

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