Press release; Oct 25, 2006 8:33 AM CET

Interim Report January – September 2006

• Net sales for the third quarter amounted to 3,261 MSEK (3,461), and 9,454 MSEK (9,811) for the first nine months
• Operating income excluding larger one time items increased by 5% to 796 MSEK (756) for the third quarter and by 18% to 2,288 MSEK (1,941) for the first nine months
• Net income for the third quarter amounted to 626 MSEK (569), and 1,729 MSEK (1,321) for the first nine months
• EPS for the third quarter was up 23% to 2.22 SEK (1.81), and up 43% to 5.93 SEK (4.14) for the first nine 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