Interim Report January – September 2005

• Third quarter net sales were 3,461 MSEK (3,419), and nine month sales were 9,811 MSEK (9,797)
• Operating income amounted to 953 MSEK (454) for the third quarter and 2,118 MSEK (3,061) for the first nine months
• Operating income, excluding major one time items, for the third quarter amounted to 747 MSEK compared with 694 MSEK previous year and 1,912 MSEK (1,779) for the first nine months
• Net profit for the third quarter amounted to 562 MSEK (219), and nine month net profit was 1,301 MSEK (1,770)
• Third quarter EPS was 1.79 SEK (0.63), and nine month EPS was 4.08 SEK (5.26)

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Swedish Match AB (publ), SE-118 85 Stockholm
Visiting address: Rosenlundsgatan 36, Telephone: 08 658 02 00
Corporate Identity Number: 556015-0756
www.swedishmatch.com
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For further information, please contact:
Sven Hindrikes, President and Chief Executive Officer
Office +46 8 658 02 82, Mobile +46 70 567 41 76
Lars Dahlgren, Chief Financial Officer
Office +46 8 658 04 41, Mobile +46 70 958 04 41
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 (IR)
Office +46 8 658 01 73, Mobile +46 70 938 01 73
Richard Flaherty, Vice President, Business Control & CFO, IR (US)
Office +1 804 302 1774, Mobile +1 804 400 1774

About Us

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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