Press releases and news

Here you will find Swedish Match's press releases as of 1996, when the Company was listed. To subscribe to press releases, please use our subscription service below. Regulatory press releases as of July 2016 can be found under Corporate press releases, category "Regulatory information".

Swedish Match publishes annual report for 2016

Mar 24, 2017 11:30 AM CET

Swedish Match’s annual report for 2016 has been published and is available at the Group’s website, www.swedishmatch.com/annual-reports.

New e-commerce service from Swedish Match – entire snus range available online

Sweden
Mar 1, 2017 9:30 AM CET

From March 1, people living in Sweden will be able to order Swedish Match’s entire snus range online. With the new e-commerce service, www.swedishmatch.se, you can order the entire snus range, make your own snus blend and have it delivered directly to your door. You can also order freshly made snus, meaning the factory’s latest production. Naturally, the website includes age control for purchasing to ensure that the products are only sold to people over 18.

New member proposed for Swedish Match Board of Directors

Feb 24, 2017 10:45 AM CET

At the upcoming Annual General Meeting on May 4, 2017, the Nominating Committee of Swedish Match AB will propose the election of Pauline Lindwall as a new member of the Swedish Match Board of Directors.

2016

Put the used pouch in the garbage
Nov 21, 2016 9:07 AM CET
Sweden
Swedish Match has issued new notes
Sep 14, 2016 4:45 PM CET
Half Year Report January – June 2016
Jul 22, 2016 8:15 AM CET
Swedish Match launches Göteborgs Rapé Stark
May 13, 2016 9:30 AM CET
Sweden
Interim Report January – March 2016
May 4, 2016 8:15 AM CET
New limit values for GOTHIATEK®
Mar 22, 2016 8:00 AM CET
Sweden
XRANGE (XR) grows and adds two new products
Feb 3, 2016 8:30 AM CET
Sweden

2011

Half Year Report January – June 2011
Jul 20, 2011 8:00 AM CET
Interim Report January – March 2011
May 4, 2011 8:00 AM CET
Discreet snus in a tiny can
May 2, 2011 10:29 AM CET
Sweden
Little snus can becomes even smaller
May 2, 2011 10:01 AM CET
Sweden
More eco-friendly snus can
May 2, 2011 9:29 AM CET
Sweden
Low-priced snus of high Kaliber
Apr 11, 2011 1:25 PM CET
Sweden
New Generalsnus
Feb 2, 2011 9:30 AM CET
Norway
Catch Collection snus favorite makes a comeback
Jan 28, 2011 9:30 AM CET
Sweden

2010

Catch Pure Mint – for a fresher flavor
Oct 20, 2010 9:00 AM CET
Sweden
East Indian theme for this year’s Kardus
Sep 30, 2010 5:30 PM CET
Sweden
Snus classic in elongated version
Sep 24, 2010 4:00 PM CET
Sweden
New warming flavor for the dark and rain of autumn
Sep 8, 2010 12:00 PM CET
Sweden
Red Man Moist Snuff Flavor Fresh™ Lid
Aug 18, 2010 2:05 PM CET
USA
New design for Ljunglöfs Ettan
Aug 16, 2010 12:00 PM CET
Sweden
Half Year Report January – June 2010
Jul 21, 2010 8:00 AM CET
Catch Collection Glow brightens up summer
Jun 7, 2010 12:11 PM CET
Sweden
Interim Report January – March 2010
Apr 29, 2010 8:00 AM CET
Full Year Report 2009
Feb 25, 2010 8:00 AM CET

2009

Swedish Match gives 1847 a facelift
Nov 9, 2009 4:49 PM CET
Sweden
Göteborgs Rapé New design – same flavor
Sep 15, 2009 8:22 AM CET
Sweden
Aficionados of tobacco Aug 10, 2009
Half Year Report January – June 2009
Jul 17, 2009 8:00 AM CET
Thinking green Jun 12, 2009
Interim Report January – March 2009
Apr 30, 2009 8:00 AM CET
Tony Rickardsson to join Swedish Match
Mar 30, 2009 10:01 AM CET
New star in the General sky
Mar 9, 2009 3:10 PM CET
Sweden
Full Year Report 2008
Feb 18, 2009 8:00 AM CET
General Ekstra Sterk – now as loose snus
Feb 2, 2009 2:55 PM CET
Norway
New Catch Collection changes flavor continuously
Feb 2, 2009 2:50 PM CET
Sweden

2008

Kardus – new vintage snus for aficionados
Nov 27, 2008 8:20 AM CET
Sweden
Quality and tradition Nov 19, 2008
A cigar-loving lady Nov 18, 2008
Sales driving growth Nov 5, 2008
Grovsnus Black – new snus with robust taste
Nov 4, 2008 12:44 PM CET
Sweden
3 analyst comments Jul 23, 2008
Half Year Report January – June 2008
Jul 18, 2008 8:00 AM CET
A nose for snus May 18, 2008
Borkum Riff, 40 years May 18, 2008
Interim Report January – March 2008
Apr 25, 2008 8:00 AM CET
Extreme makeover” of snus can
Apr 24, 2008 12:30 PM CET
“Extreme makeover” of snus can
Apr 24, 2008 12:30 PM CET
Sweden
Full Year Report 2007
Feb 20, 2008 8:00 AM CET
Vertigo – a snus for women, by women
Feb 5, 2008 10:00 AM CET
Sweden

2007

Congratulations - the round snus can is turning 40!
Nov 22, 2007 10:00 AM CET
Sweden
Röda Lacket - constantly surprising
Nov 14, 2007 10:00 AM CET
Röda Lacket - constantly surprising
Nov 14, 2007 10:00 AM CET
Sweden
New cigars to enjoy Nov 12, 2007
Turkish delight Nov 10, 2007
Salsa ups the pace Aug 1, 2007
Half Year Report January – June 2007
Jul 20, 2007 8:11 AM CET
Swedish Match Acquires Bogaert Cigars
Jun 15, 2007 3:20 PM CET
Swedish Match to deregister from SEC
May 31, 2007 10:32 AM CET
Not without my snus May 11, 2007
Interim Report January – March 2007
Apr 27, 2007 8:51 AM CET
Report on Operations full year 2006
Feb 14, 2007 8:51 AM CET

2006

Website again reaches top placement
Oct 11, 2006 10:00 AM CET
Interim Report January - June 2006
Aug 3, 2006 8:46 AM CET
Interim Report January – March 2006
Apr 28, 2006 10:55 AM CET
Swedish Match Annual Report 2005
Apr 4, 2006 10:37 AM CET
Report on Operations full year 2005
Feb 15, 2006 10:44 AM CET
Swedish Match Downsizes Match Operations
Jan 10, 2006 10:53 AM CET

2004

The Ban on Snus Survives ECJ Challenge
Dec 14, 2004 10:06 AM CET
Snus in focus Nov 19, 2004
Interim Report January – September 2004
Oct 26, 2004 11:10 AM CET
India Supreme Court Upholds SEBI Ruling
Aug 27, 2004 2:18 PM CET
Interim Report January – June 2004
Jul 21, 2004 11:20 AM CET
Mr Tobacco bows out Jul 7, 2004
Appointments in Swedish Match
Jun 23, 2004 1:48 PM CET
Interim Report January – March 2004
Apr 26, 2004 10:58 AM CET
Swedish Match Annual Report 2003
Apr 19, 2004 11:26 AM CET
Lennart Sundén leaves Swedish Match
Mar 19, 2004 12:49 PM CET
Settlement with UST
Mar 15, 2004 7:50 AM CET
Report on Operations full year 2003
Feb 11, 2004 11:40 AM CET

2003

Interim Report January - September 2003
Oct 23, 2003 11:18 AM CET
World-first snus factory opens in Kungälv
Sep 18, 2003 11:00 AM CET
Interim Report January - June 2003
Jul 23, 2003 12:01 PM CET
Snuff heads east May 15, 2003
Interim Report January - March 2003
Apr 25, 2003 11:46 AM CET
Report on Operations full year 2002
Feb 11, 2003 11:48 AM CET
Share tips on the Net Feb 10, 2003

2002

Breakthrough in the European Snus issue
Nov 26, 2002 3:35 PM CET
Interim Report January - June 2002
Jul 24, 2002 11:54 AM CET
Interim Report January - March 2002
Apr 23, 2002 11:30 AM CET
Report on Operations full year 2001
Feb 12, 2002 12:18 PM CET

2000

Purchase of minority Jul 4, 2000
Annual report -99 Apr 17, 2000

1999

Annual report -98 Feb 12, 1999
Management information Jan 26, 1999
Management information Jan 19, 1999

Swedish Match publishes annual report for 2016

Mar 24, 2017 11:30 AM CET

Swedish Match’s annual report for 2016 has been published and is available at the Group’s website, www.swedishmatch.com/annual-reports.

New member proposed for Swedish Match Board of Directors

Feb 24, 2017 10:45 AM CET

At the upcoming Annual General Meeting on May 4, 2017, the Nominating Committee of Swedish Match AB will propose the election of Pauline Lindwall as a new member of the Swedish Match Board of Directors.

Full Year Report January – December 2016

Feb 17, 2017 8:15 AM CET
  • Sales increased by 6 percent to 3,957 MSEK (3,719) for the fourth quarter and by 7 percent to 15,551 MSEK (14,486) for the full year. In local currencies, sales increased by 3 percent for the fourth quarter and by 7 percent for the full year.
  • Operating profit from product areas1) increased by 5 percent to 954 MSEK (908) for the fourth quarter and by 8 percent to 3,990 MSEK (3,690) for the full year. In local currencies, operating profit from product areas1) was flat for the fourth quarter and increased by 8 percent for the full year.
  • Operating profit2) amounted to 954 MSEK (908) for the fourth quarter and to 6,420 MSEK (4,008) for the full year. The operating profit2) for the full year includes larger one-time items of 2,109 MSEK relating to capital gains from the partial divestments of STG and an unrealized gain from revaluing Swedish Match’s remaining holding in STG to market value as well as 145 MSEK related to the sale of a distribution center (prior year included a restructuring provision of 42 MSEK).
  • Earnings per share (basic) amounted to 3.61 SEK (3.34) for the fourth quarter and to 27.38 SEK (14.48) for the full year. Earnings per share for the fourth quarter and the full year, excluding STG and adjusted for larger one-time items, amounted 3.61 SEK (3.34) and to 14.39 SEK (12.79), respectively.
  • During 2016, Swedish Match distributed the proceeds from the two divestments of shares in STG as two special dividends of 12.00 SEK and 9.50 SEK per share, in total 4,016 MSEK. 
  • Following the close of the period Swedish Match reduced its ownership in STG from 18.1 percent to 9.1 percent.
  • The Board of Directors proposes a dividend of 16.00 SEK per share consisting of an increased ordinary dividend of 8.50 SEK (8.00) and a special dividend of 7.50 SEK, following Swedish Match’s divestment of shares in STG in January 2017.

1) Operating profit for Swedish Match product areas, which excludes larger one-time items and share of net profit in STG.
2) Operating profit for the Group includes larger one-time items and share of net profit in STG. The full year 2016 only includes Swedish Match’s share of STG’s net profit until the date of partial divestment in September, thereafter, the shareholding in STG has been reclassified as a financial asset. The full year 2015 includes only the first nine months of net profit in STG due to transition to a one quarter lag in Swedish Match’s reporting for STG. Thereby, the fourth quarter in 2016 and 2015 do not include any share of net profit in STG. See Note 3.