Annual General Meeting of Swedish Match AB (publ)
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: www.swedishmatch.com, and is also enclosed.
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