This excerpt taken from the SNN 6-K filed Aug 28, 2009.
Smith & Nephew plc - Voting Rights and Capital
28 August 2009
In conformity with Rule 5.6.1 of the FSA's Disclosure and Transparency Rules, we notify the market that as at 28 August 2009:
Smith & Nephew plc's issued share capital with voting rights consists of 884,153,056 ordinary shares of US20¢ each.
65,984,911 ordinary shares are held in treasury, and are not included in the above figure.
884,153,056 ordinary shares may be used by shareholders for calculating if they are required to notify their interest in, or change to their interest in, the Company under the FSA's Disclosure and Transparency Rules.