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Swedish Match: Full Year Report January – December 2012

  Swedish Match: Full Year Report January – December 2012

Business Wire

STOCKHOLM -- February 20, 2013

Regulatory News:

Swedish Match AB (STO:SWMA):

· Sales for the full year increased by 7 percent to 12,486 MSEK (11,666) and
for the fourth quarter by 3 percent to 3,148 MSEK (3,064). In local
currencies, sales for the full year increased by 6 percent and for the fourth
quarter by 4 percent

· Operating profit from product areas1) for the full year increased by 9
percent to 3,666 MSEK (3,365). For the fourth quarter operating profit from
product areas1) decreased by 2 percent to 883 MSEK (898). In local currencies,
operating profit from product areas1) for the full year increased by 8 percent
and was flat for the fourth quarter

· Operating profit2) amounted to 4,062 MSEK (3,702) for the full year and to
986 MSEK (1,022) for the fourth quarter

· EPS (basic) for the full year increased by 18 percent to 14.33 SEK (12.14)
and for the fourth quarter by 15 percent to 3.93 SEK (3.42)

· The Board proposes an increased dividend to 7.30 SEK (6.50)

1. Operating profit for Swedish Match product areas, which excludes share of
net profit in STG and larger one time items.

2. Operating profit for the Group includes share of net profit in STG and
larger one time items.

For the full report: http://www.swedishmatch.com/investors/ Swedish Match
telephone conference

A telephone conference will be held today, Wednesday, February 20 at 2:00 p.m.
(CET), (1:00 p.m. UK time). At this time we will review and comment on the
results. Participants will include Lars Dahlgren, Joakim Tilly, and Emmett
Harrison.

Listen to the telephone conference live at:
http://www.swedishmatch.com/investors/

Replay will be available for 30 days at the link above as well as on telephone
number:

UK replay number: +44 20 7031 4064, access code: 927922

US replay number: +1954334 0342, access code: 927922

Swedish replay number: +46 8505203 33, access code: 927922

The character of the information in this report is such that it shall be
disclosed by Swedish Match AB (publ) in accordance with the Swedish Securities
Markets Act. The information was disclosed to the media on February 20, 2013
at 08.15 a.m. (CET).

Swedish Match AB (publ), Box 7179, SE-103 88 Stockholm, Sweden Visiting
address: Västra Trädgårdsgatan 15. Telephone: +4686580200 Corporate
Identity Number: 556015-0756 www.swedishmatch.com

This information was brought to you by Cision http://news.cision.com

Contact:

Lars Dahlgren, President and Chief Executive Officer
Office +4686580441
or
Joakim Tilly, Chief Financial Officer
Office +4686580213
or
Emmett Harrison, Senior Vice President Corporate Communications and
Sustainability
Office +4686580173
or
Richard Flaherty, President US Division, US Investor Relations contact
Office +18047875130
 
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