Swedish Match's share buy-back

Swedish Match´s share buy-back nd Swedish Match has on June 22 , 2000 bought back 200,000 shares at an av- erage price of 26.66 SEK. Swedish Match´s current holding of its own shares amounts to 1,181,000. The total number of shares in Swedish Match amounts to 431,339,663. The total number of shares outstanding after the share buy-backs amounts to 430,158,663. For information on share redemption read press release date 2000-06-13. Swedish Match is an international group with headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. The company manufactures a broad range of tobacco products, matches and disposable lighters which are sold in approximately 140 coun- tries. Sales for the twelve month period ending March 31, 2000 amounted to approximately 9,600 MSEK. Swedish Match is listed on Stockholm Stock Ex- change and on NASDAQ. For further information, please contact: Swedish Match AB Jan Arpi, Vice President Group office +46 8 658 01 81 Treasury ------------------------------------------------------------ Please visit http://www.bit.se for further information The following files are available for download: http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2000/06/26/20000626BIT00050/bit0001.doc http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2000/06/26/20000626BIT00050/bit0002.pdf

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.