Press release; Jul 20, 2012 8:15 AM CET

Half Year Report January – June 2012


· Sales for the second quarter increased by 9 percent to 3,213 MSEK (2,944) and by 6 percent in local currencies
· Operating profit from product areas1) for the second quarter increased by 13 percent to 938 MSEK (829) and by 9 percent in local currencies
· Operating profit2) increased by 20 percent to 1,082 MSEK (904) for the second quarter
· EPS (basic) for the second quarter increased to 3.72 SEK (2.94)

1. Operating profit for Swedish Match product areas, which excludes share of net profit in STG and larger one time items.
2. Operating profit for the Group includes share of net profit in STG and larger one time items.

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

Swedish Match telephone conference

A telephone conference will be held today, Friday July 20 at 2:00 p.m. (CET), (1:00 p.m. UK time). At this time we will review and comment on the results. Participants will include Lars Dahlgren, Joakim Tilly, 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: 909281
US replay number: +1 954 334 0342, access code: 909281
Swedish replay number: +46 8 505 203 33, access code: 909281


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
Emmett Harrison, Senior Vice President Corporate Communications and Sustainability
Office +46 8 658 0173, Mobile +46 70 938 0173
Richard Flaherty, President US Division, US Investor Relations contact
Office +1 804 787 5130, Mobile +1 804 400 1774