Interim Report January – September 2008

• Net sales for the third quarter increased to 3,432 MSEK (3,272)
• In local currencies, net sales were 8 percent above the third quarter of 2007
• Operating profit for the third quarter increased to 864 MSEK (759)
• EPS (basic) for the third quarter increased by 39 percent to 2.63 SEK (1.89)
• We maintain our outlook for 2008 with improved sales and underlying operating profit for the Group compared to 2007. For further details refer to the outlook section in this report

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Swedish Match AB (publ), SE-118 85 Stockholm
Visiting address: Rosenlundsgatan 36, Telephone: +46 8 658 02 00
Corporate Identity Number: 556015-0756
www.swedishmatch.com
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For further information, please contact:
Lars Dahlgren, President and Chief Executive Officer
Office +46 8 658 04 41, Mobile +46 70 958 04 41
Joakim Tilly, Chief Financial Officer
Office +46 8 658 02 13, Mobile +46 76 860 95 97
Henrik Brehmer, Senior Vice President Corporate Communications
Office +46 8 658 04 52, Mobile +46 76 111 34 14
Emmett Harrison, Vice President, Investor Relations
Office +46 8 658 01 73, Mobile +46 70 938 01 73
Richard Flaherty, COO OTP, North America Division, US Investor Relations contact
Office +1 804 302 1774, Mobile +1 804 400 1774



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 October 29, 2008 at 08.00 a.m (CET).

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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