Press release; Feb 18, 2009 8:00 AM CET

Full Year Report 2008

• Net sales for the fourth quarter increased to 3,628 MSEK (3,527) and 13,162 MSEK (12,551) for the full year
• Operating profit excluding larger one time items* for the fourth quarter increased to 864 MSEK (795) and 3,017 MSEK (2,730) for the full year
• Operating profit for the fourth quarter amounted to 937 MSEK (1,062) and 3,090 MSEK (2,997) for the full year
• EPS (basic) for the fourth quarter amounted to 2.91 SEK (3.04) and 8.98 SEK (7.82) for the full year
• The Board proposes an increased dividend to 4.10 SEK (3.50)


* In the fourth quarter 2008 there was a gain of 73 MSEK on the sale of a subsidiary in the UK and related assets. In the fourth quarter 2007 there was a gain of 267 MSEK on the sale of head office buildings in Stockholm.

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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 further information, please contact:
Lars Dahlgren, President and Chief Executive Officer
Office +46 8 658 04 41, Mobile +46 70 958 04 41
Joakim Tilly, Chief Financial Officer
Office +46 8 658 02 13, Mobile +46 76 860 95 97
Henrik Brehmer, Senior Vice President Corporate 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, President North America Division, US Investor Relations contact
Office +1 804 302 1774, Mobile +1 804 400 1774


The character of the information in this report 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 18, 2009 at 08.00 a.m (CET).