Press release; May 31, 2016 10:00 AM CET

Swedish Match (publ) share capital and total number of shares

In accordance with the resolution at the Annual General Meeting on April 28, 2016, Swedish Match AB (publ) has cancelled 7,750,000 repurchased treasury shares.

The share capital of 389,515,417.20 SEK remains unchanged, since it, simultaneously with the resolution to reduce the share capital by means of withdrawal of repurchased treasury shares, was resolved to increase the share capital by a transfer from non-restricted shareholders’ equity to the share capital (bonus issue). Thereby the share capital was restored to its balance prior to the reduction, without the issuing of any new shares.

The total number of shares in the Company, including the treasury shares held by Swedish Match AB (publ) on May 31, 2016, amount to 188,750,000 shares with the equivalent amount of votes. As per May 31, 2016, Swedish Match AB (publ) held 1,060,632 of these shares in treasury, which corresponds to 0.56 percent of the total amount of shares in the Company.

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