Press release; Oct 30, 2012 8:15 AM CET

Interim Report January – September 2012


· Sales for the third quarter increased by 7 percent to 3,208 MSEK (3,011) and by 6 percent in local currencies
· Operating profit from product areas1) for the third quarter increased by 4 percent to 942 MSEK (909) and by 3 percent in local currencies
· Operating profit2) increased by 4 percent to 1,022 MSEK (983) for the third quarter
· EPS (basic) for the third quarter increased by 4 percent to 3.41 SEK (3.28), EPS (basic) for the first nine months increased by 19 percent to 10.40 SEK (8.72)

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, Tuesday, October 30 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: 909284
US replay number: +1 954 334 0342, access code: 909284
Swedish replay number: +46 8 505 203 33, access code: 909284

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For further information, please contact:
Lars Dahlgren, President and Chief Executive Officer
Office +46 8 658 0441
Joakim Tilly, Chief Financial Officer
Office +46 8 658 0213
Emmett Harrison, Senior Vice President Corporate Communications and Sustainability
Office +46 8 658 0173
Richard Flaherty, President US Division, US Investor Relations contact
Office +1 804 787 5130