Press release; Oct 25, 2005 11:22 AM CET

Interim Report January – September 2005

• Third quarter net sales were 3,461 MSEK (3,419), and nine month sales were 9,811 MSEK (9,797)
• Operating income amounted to 953 MSEK (454) for the third quarter and 2,118 MSEK (3,061) for the first nine months
• Operating income, excluding major one time items, for the third quarter amounted to 747 MSEK compared with 694 MSEK previous year and 1,912 MSEK (1,779) for the first nine months
• Net profit for the third quarter amounted to 562 MSEK (219), and nine month net profit was 1,301 MSEK (1,770)
• Third quarter EPS was 1.79 SEK (0.63), and nine month EPS was 4.08 SEK (5.26)

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Swedish Match AB (publ), SE-118 85 Stockholm
Visiting address: Rosenlundsgatan 36, Telephone: 08 658 02 00
Corporate Identity Number: 556015-0756
www.swedishmatch.com
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For further information, please contact:
Sven Hindrikes, President and Chief Executive Officer
Office +46 8 658 02 82, Mobile +46 70 567 41 76
Lars Dahlgren, Chief Financial Officer
Office +46 8 658 04 41, Mobile +46 70 958 04 41
Bo Aulin, Senior Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel
Office +46 8 658 03 64, Mobile +46 70 558 03 64
Emmett Harrison, Vice President, Investor Relations (IR)
Office +46 8 658 01 73, Mobile +46 70 938 01 73
Richard Flaherty, Vice President, Business Control & CFO, IR (US)
Office +1 804 302 1774, Mobile +1 804 400 1774