Interim Report January – March 2019

Solid financial result. Startup of ZYN production in the US

  • In local currencies, sales increased by 3 percent for the first quarter. Reported sales increased by 11 percent to 3,258 MSEK (2,941).
  • In local currencies, operating profit from product segments1) increased by 7 percent for the first quarter. Reported operating profit from product segments increased by 15 percent to 1,238 MSEK (1,079).
  • Operating profit amounted to 1,190 MSEK (1,047) for the first quarter.
  • Profit after tax amounted to 880 MSEK (766) for the first quarter.
  • Earnings per share increased by 19 percent to 5.17 SEK (4.36) for the first quarter.

1) Operating profit for Swedish Match product segments, which excludes Other operations.

For the full report: www.swedishmatch.com/Investors/Financial-reports/Interim-reports/

Swedish Match telephone conference
A telephone conference will be held today, Thursday, May 9 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, Thomas Hayes, and Emmett Harrison.

Listen to the telephone conference: www.swedishmatch.com/Investors/Presentations/Webcasts-and-audiocasts/

Telephone conference presentation: www.swedishmatch.com/Investors/Presentations/

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Contacts:

Lars Dahlgren, President and Chief Executive Officer
Office +46 8 658 0441

Thomas Hayes, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Office +46 8 658 0108

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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This information is information that Swedish Match AB (publ) is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation and the Securities Markets Act. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact persons set out above, at 08.15 a.m. CET on May 9, 2019.

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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, ZYN, Game, Red Man, Fiat Lux, and Cricket.

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Swedish Match AB (publ), SE-118 85 Stockholm, Sweden
Visiting address: Sveavägen 44, 8th Floor. Telephone: +46 8 658 0200
Corporate Identity Number: 556015-0756
swedishmatch.com

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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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