Smith & Nephew announces Brian Larcombe as upcoming Senior Independent Director

– UK, London – Smith & Nephew plc (LSE: SN, NYSE: SNN), the global medical technology business, today announces in accordance with Listing Rule 9.6.11(2) R, that Richard De Schutter will retire as Senior Independent Director and Non-Executive Director, and that Ajay Piramal will retire as Non-Executive Director of Smith & Nephew plc at the conclusion of the Annual General Meeting on 10 April 2014.