Press release; Dec 4, 2006 4:55 PM CET

Items approved at Swedish Match Shareholders’ Meeting

Major items approved by today’s Extraordinary General Meeting include:

- New mandate to repurchase shares so that the number of shares held in treasury will not exceed 10 percent of the total shares of the Company for a maximum value of 1,250 MSEK

- Cancellation of 20,596,181 shares held in treasury with a contemporaneous bonus issue without issuing new shares equivalent the amount of cancelled shares or 26,688,729.07 SEK

- Adoption of amended principles for remuneration and other terms of employment for Group management

- Adoption of the stock option program for 2007

- Approval of the Nominating Committee’s proposal to change the fees to be paid to the Board of Directors

At the Extraordinary General Meeting of Swedish Match on December 4, 2006 it was resolved in accordance with the proposal of the Board of Directors that a new mandate to decide, before the next Annual General Meeting, to repurchase shares so that the number of shares held in treasury will not exceed 10 percent of the total shares of the Company for a maximum value of 1,250 MSEK. In addition decision has been made to cancel 20,596,181 shares held in treasury with a contemporaneous bonus issue without issuing new shares equivalent the amount of cancelled shares or 26,688,729.07 SEK.

The shareholders have also approved adoption of amended principles for remuneration and other terms of employment for Group management. In addition, the stock option program for 2007 was approved.

The shareholders have also approved the Nominating Committee’s proposal to change the fees to be paid to the Board of Directors.


Swedish Match is a unique company with its range of market-leading brands in the product areas of snuff, cigars, pipe tobacco and chewing tobacco – tobacco’s niche products – as well as matches and lighters. The Group’s global operations generated sales of 12,953 MSEK for the twelve month period ending September 30, 2006. Swedish Match shares are listed on Stockholmsbörsen (SWMA).

Swedish Match AB (publ), SE-118 85 Stockholm
Visiting address: Rosenlundsgatan 36, Telephone: +46 8 658 02 00
Corporate Identity Number: 556015-0756
www.swedishmatch.com

For further information, please contact:
Sven Hindrikes, President and Chief Executive Officer
Office +46 8 658 02 82, Mobile +46 70 567 41 76
Lars Dahlgren, Chief Financial Officer
Office +46 8 658 04 41, Mobile +46 70 958 04 41
Bo Aulin, Senior Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel
Office +46 8 658 03 64, Mobile +46 70 558 03 64
Emmett Harrison, Vice President, Investor Relations
Office +46 8 658 01 73, Mobile +46 70 938 01 73
Richard Flaherty, COO OTP, North America Division, US Investor Relations contact
Office +1 804 302 1774, Mobile +1 804 400 1774