Press release; Jul 19, 2013 8:15 AM CET

Half Year Report January – June 2013


· Sales for the second quarter amounted to 3,220 MSEK (3,213). In local currencies, sales for the second quarter increased by 3 percent.
· Operating profit from product areas1) for the second quarter declined by 7 percent to 871 MSEK (938). In local currencies, operating profit from product areas1) for the second quarter declined by 5 percent.
· Operating profit2) declined by 11 percent to 968 MSEK (1,082) for the second quarter.
· EPS (basic), excluding larger one-time items, for the second quarter amounted to 3.33 SEK (3.57).

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 19 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: 934251
US replay number: +1 954 334 0342, access code: 934251
Swedish replay number: +46 8 505 203 33, access code: 934251


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