Press release; May 31, 2011 8:00 AM CET

Swedish Match share capital and total number of shares

In accordance with the resolution at the Annual General Meeting on May 2, 2011 Swedish Match AB has cancelled 18,000,000 treasury shares.

The share capital remains unchanged, 389,515,417.20 SEK, since at the same time as the resolution to reduce the share capital by means of the redemption of treasury shares, it was resolved to increase the Company’s share capital through a transfer from non-restricted shareholders’ equity to the share capital (bonus issue), whereby the share capital was restored to the same level as prior to the reduction without having to issue new shares.

The total number of shares outstanding in Swedish Match, including any treasury shares held by Swedish Match, on May 31, 2011 amounted to 213,000,000 equivalent to the same amount of votes. The Company’s number of treasury shares amount to 3,591,926 shares, corresponding to 1.686 percent of the total amount of shares in the Company.

For further information, please contact:
Joakim Tilly, Chief Financial Officer
Office +46 8 658 0213, Mobile +46 76 860 9597
Emmett Harrison, Senior Vice President Corporate Communications and Sustainability
Office +46 8 658 0173, Mobile +46 70 938 0173