Press release; Jul 21, 2010 8:00 AM CET

Half Year Report January – June 2010

  • Sales for the second quarter were 3,701 MSEK (3,666)
  • In local currencies, sales for the second quarter increased by 4 percent, with growth in all product areas except for chewing tobacco
  • Operating profit for the second quarter was 945 MSEK (899). Including depreciation and amortization on assets held for sale, operating profit was 911 MSEK (899)
  • In local currencies, operating profit for the second quarter increased by 8 percent. Including depreciation and amortization on assets held for sale, operating profit for the second quarter increased by 4 percent
  • EPS (basic) for the second quarter amounted to 2.78 SEK (2.51)

For the full report: http://www.swedishmatch.com/investors/


Swedish Match telephone conference

A telephone conference will be held today, Wednesday 21 July at 2:30 p.m. (CET), (1:30 p.m. UK time). At this time we will review and comment on the results. Participants will include Lars Dahlgren, Joakim Tilly, Henrik Brehmer, and Emmett Harrison.

Listen to the telephone conference live at: http://www.swedishmatch.com/investors/

Replay will be available for 30 days at the link above as well as on telephone number:
UK replay number: +44 20 7031 4064, access code: 855233
US replay number: +1 954 334 0342, access code: 855233
Swedish replay number: +46 8 505 203 33, access code: 855233


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, Senior Vice President Investor Relations and Corporate Sustainability
Office +46 8 658 0173, Mobile +46 70 938 0173