Press release; Mar 19, 2007 10:49 AM CET

Annual General Meeting of Swedish Match AB (publ)

The shareholders of Swedish Match AB are hereby notified of the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders to be held on Monday 23 April 2007 at 16:30 (CET) in Stockholm, Sweden.

The Board of Directors proposes a dividend of 2.50 SEK per share. The proposed record date for entitlement to receive a cash dividend is 26 April 2007. The Board also proposes that the current mandate to repurchase up to 10 percent of all shares in the Company be prolonged for a maximum amount of 3,000 MSEK. In addition the Board will also propose cancellation of 13,000,000 previously repurchased shares, with a simultaneous capitalization issue in an amount corresponding to the number of cancelled shares or 18,084,644.37 SEK. Furthermore, the Board will propose that the reduction be allocated to a fund for use in repurchasing the Company’s own shares.

The Nominating Committee of Swedish Match AB proposes re-election of Andrew Cripps, Sven Hindrikes, Arne Jurbrant, Conny Karlsson, Kersti Strandqvist and Meg Tivéus. New election is proposed of Charles A. Blixt and John P. Bridendall. Conny Karlsson is proposed as Chairman of the Board. Bernt Magnusson and Karsten Slotte have declined re-election.

The Nominating Committee consists of Michael Allison (Morgan Stanley), William N. Booth (Wellington Management Company), Andy Brown (Cedar Rock Capital), Mads Eg Gensmann (Parvus Asset Management), chairman, and Bernt Magnusson.

The complete notice of the Annual General Meeting can be found on the corporate web site:, and is also enclosed.

Swedish Match is a global Group of companies with a broad assortment of market-leading brands in smokeless tobacco products, cigars, pipe tobacco and lights products. The Group’s global operations generated sales of 12,911 MSEK for the twelve month period ending December 31, 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

For further information, please contact:
Emmett Harrison, Vice President, Investor Relations
Office +46 8 658 01 73, Mobile +46 70 938 01 73