Full Year Report January – December 2012

  • Sales for the full year increased by 7 percent to 12,486 MSEK (11,666) and for the fourth quarter by 3 percent to 3,148 MSEK (3,064). In local currencies, sales for the full year increased by 6 percent and for the fourth quarter by 4 percent
  • Operating profit from product areas1) for the full year increased by 9 percent to 3,666 MSEK (3,365). For the fourth quarter operating profit from product areas1) decreased by 2 percent to 883 MSEK (898). In local currencies, operating profit from product areas1) for the full year increased by 8 percent and was flat for the fourth quarter
  • Operating profit2) amounted to 4,062 MSEK (3,702) for the full year and to 986 MSEK (1,022) for the fourth quarter
  • EPS (basic) for the full year increased by 18 percent to 14.33 SEK (12.14) and for the fourth quarter by 15 percent to 3.93 SEK (3.42)
  • The Board proposes an increased dividend to 7.30 SEK (6.50)
  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, Wednesday, February 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: 927922
US replay number: +1 954 334 0342, access code: 927922
Swedish replay number: +46 8 505 203 33, access code: 927922

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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
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The character of the information in this report is such that it shall be disclosed by Swedish Match AB (publ) in accordance with the Swedish Securities Markets Act. The information was disclosed to the media on February 20, 2013 at 08.15 a.m. (CET).
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Swedish Match AB (publ), Box 7179, SE-103 88 Stockholm, Sweden
Visiting address: Västra Trädgårdsgatan 15.
Telephone: +46 8 658 0200
Corporate Identity Number: 556015-0756
www.swedishmatch.com

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About Us

Swedish Match develops, manufactures, and sells quality products with market-leading brands in the product segments Snus and moist snuff, Other tobacco products, and Lights. Production is located in seven countries, with sales concentrated in Scandinavia and the US. The Swedish Match share is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm (SWMA). Swedish Match’s vision is a world without cigarettes. Some of its well-known brands include: General, Longhorn, White Owl, Red Man, Fiat Lux, and Cricket.

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