Press release; Nov 4, 2015 8:15 AM CET

Interim Report January – September 2015

  • Sales for the third quarter increased by 10 percent to 3,756 MSEK (3,416). In local currencies, sales were up 4 percent, with increases across all product areas.
  • Operating profit from product areas1) for the third quarter increased by 12 percent to 979 MSEK (874). In local currencies operating profit from product areas1) was up by 4 percent.
  • Operating profit2) amounted to 1,065 MSEK (989) for the third quarter, negatively impacted by restructuring costs in Swedish Match’s share of net profit from associated companies.
  • EPS (basic) for the third quarter amounted to 3.84 SEK (3.50).

1) Operating profit for Swedish Match product areas, which excludes share of net profit in STG.
2) Operating profit for the Group includes share of net profit in STG. Share of profit in STG includes restructuring costs of 45 MSEK.

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

Swedish Match telephone conference
A telephone conference will be held today, Wednesday, November 4 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, Marlene Forsell, 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: 951154
US replay number: +1 888 365 0240, access code: 951154
Swedish replay number: +46 8 505 203 33, access code: 951154
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Contacts:
Lars Dahlgren, President and Chief Executive Officer
Office +46 8 658 0441
Marlene Forsell, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Office +46 8 658 0489
Emmett Harrison, Senior Vice President Investor Relations and Corporate Sustainability
Office +46 8 658 0173
Richard Flaherty, President US Division, US Investor Relations contact
Office +1 804 787 5130
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