Press release; Aug 3, 2006 8:46 AM CET

Interim Report January - June 2006

• Net sales for the second quarter amounted to 3,242 MSEK (3,384), and 6,193 MSEK (6,351) for the first six months
• Operating income amounted to 920 MSEK (647) for the second quarter and 1,640 MSEK (1,185) for the first six months
• Operating income, excluding a one time pension curtailment gain of 148 MSEK for the second quarter amounted to 772 MSEK and 1,492 MSEK for the first six months
• Net income for the second quarter amounted to 616 MSEK (405), and 1,103 MSEK (752) for the first six months
• EPS for the second quarter was 2.09 SEK (1.27), and 3.71 SEK (2.33) for the first six months

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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