Press release; Jan 28, 2016 10:30 AM CET

Swedish Match starts reporting its share of results from Scandinavia Tobacco Group based on a one quarter lag

Swedish Match anticipates that the financial calendars for Swedish Match and for Scandinavian Tobacco Group (“STG”) will differ. Swedish Match is anticipating that it will release its full year report for 2015 prior to the release of STG’s full year report. Also future reporting release dates may deviate.

According to International Financial Reporting Standards, when reporting dates deviate, the owning entity shall base its reporting on the associated company’s most recent financial statements. Therefore, Swedish Match will from the reporting period ending December 31, 2015, start to report its share of STG’s net profit as well as its share of equity with a one quarter lag.

As a consequence of transitioning to a one quarter lag reporting, Swedish Match will not include in its financial statements for the fourth quarter 2015 any result from its ownership in STG. Instead, Swedish Match will include its share of STG’s net profit for the fourth quarter 2015 in its financial statements for the first quarter 2016.

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Contacts:
Lars Dahlgren, President and Chief Executive Officer
Office +46 8 658 0441
Marlene Forsell, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Office +46 8 658 0489
Emmett Harrison, Senior Vice President Investor Relations and Corporate Sustainability
Office +46 8 658 0173
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The character of this information is such that it shall be disclosed by Swedish Match AB (publ) in accordance with the Swedish Securities Markets Act. The information was disclosed to the media on 28 January, 2016 at 10.30 a.m. (CET).
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