Interim Report January - September 2003

Interim Report January - September 2003 · Sales declined by 6% and reached 9,692 MSEK (10,317) · Sales were up 2% in local currencies · Operating income declined to 1,693 MSEK (1,797) or by 6% · Currency translation impact from subsidiaries reduced operating income by 171 MSEK, or 10% · Net profit increased by 17% and amounted to 1,228 MSEK (1,050) · EPS increased by 22% and was 3.68 SEK (3.01) For further information, please contact: Lennart Sundén, President and Chief Executive Officer Office +46 8 658 01 75 Sven Hindrikes, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Office +46 8 658 02 82, Mobile +46 70 567 41 76 Bo Aulin, Senior Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel Office +46 8 658 03 64, Mobile +46 70 558 03 64 Emmett Harrison, Vice President, Investor Relations Office +46 8 658 01 73, Mobile +46 70 938 01 73 Lin McKinnie, Vice President, Investor Relations (US) Office +1 804 302 1912, Mobile +1 804 502 1912 ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2003/10/23/20031023BIT00580/wkr0001.pdf The full report http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2003/10/23/20031023BIT00580/wkr0002.doc The full report

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Swedish Match develops, manufactures, and sells quality products with market-leading brands. Swedish Match’s product areas are Snus and moist snuff, Other tobacco products (cigars and chewing tobacco), Lights (matches, lighters, and complementary products), and Other operations. Production is located in six 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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