Press release; Apr 30, 2009 8:00 AM CET

Interim Report January – March 2009

• Sales for the first quarter increased by 25 percent to 3,535 MSEK (2,818)
• In local currencies, sales for the first quarter increased by 10 percent
• Operating profit for the first quarter increased by 55 percent to 846 MSEK (547)
• In local currencies, operating profit for the first quarter increased by 35 percent
• EPS (basic) for the first quarter amounted to 2.27 SEK (1.36)

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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 0441, Mobile +46 70 958 0441
Joakim Tilly, Chief Financial Officer
Office +46 8 658 0213, Mobile +46 76 860 9597
Henrik Brehmer, Senior Vice President Corporate Communications
Office +46 8 658 0452, Mobile +46 76 111 3414
Emmett Harrison, Vice President, Investor Relations
Office +46 8 658 0173, Mobile +46 70 938 0173
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 April 30, 2009 at 08.00 a.m (CET).