Press release; Feb 20, 2008 8:00 AM CET

Full Year Report 2007

• Net sales for the fourth quarter amounted to 3,527 MSEK (3,457) and 12,551 MSEK (12,911) for the full year
• Operating profit for the fourth quarter amounted to 1,062 MSEK (811) and 2,997 MSEK (3,285) for the full year
• Operating profit excluding larger one time items* for the fourth quarter amounted to 795 MSEK (811) and 2,730 MSEK (3,137) for the full year
• Net profit for the fourth quarter amounted to 791 MSEK (603), and 2,056 MSEK (2,335) for the full year
• EPS for the fourth quarter amounted to 3.04 SEK (2.19) and 7.82 SEK (8.13) for the full year
• Hoarding of snus in December 2007 and 2006 and adverse currency translation effects distort comparisons between the periods
• The Board proposes an increased dividend to 3.50 SEK (2.50)

* Larger one time items comprise a gain from the sale of head office buildings in Stockholm in Q4 2007 of 267 MSEK and a pension plan curtailment gain of 148 MSEK in Q2 2006.

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Swedish Match AB (publ), SE-118 85 Stockholm
Visiting address: Rosenlundsgatan 36, Telephone: +46 8 658 02 00
Corporate Identity Number: 556015-0756
www.swedishmatch.com
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For 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
Henrik Brehmer, Senior Vice President Corp. Communications
Office +46 8 658 04 52, Mobile +46 76 111 34 14
Emmett Harrison, Vice President, Investor Relations
Office +46 8 658 01 73, Mobile +46 70 938 01 73
Richard Flaherty, COO OTP, North America Division, US Investor Relations contact
Office +1 804 302 1774, Mobile +1 804 400 1774


The character of the 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 February 20, 2008 at 08.00 a.m (CET).