Swedish Match: Full Year Report January – December 2013

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Swedish Match AB (STO:SWMA):

  • Sales for the full year increased by 1 percent to 12,610 MSEK (12,486) and for the fourth quarter by 1 percent to 3,178 MSEK (3,148). In local currencies, sales for both the full year and the fourth quarter increased by 3 percent.
  • Operating profit from product areas1) for the full year declined by 8 percent to 3,375 MSEK (3,666) and for the fourth quarter by 5 percent to 835 MSEK (883). In local currencies, operating profit from product areas1) for the full year declined by 6 percent and by 5 percent for the fourth quarter.
  • Operating profit2) amounted to 3,855 MSEK (4,062) for the full year and to 932 MSEK (986) for the fourth quarter.
  • EPS (basic) for the full year amounted to 13.63 SEK (14.33) and for the fourth quarter to 3.43 SEK (3.93).
  • The Board proposes an unchanged dividend of 7.30 SEK.

1) Operating profit for Swedish Match product areas, which excludes share of net profit in STG and larger one-time items.

2) Operating profit for the Group includes share of net profit in STG and larger one-time items.

For the full report: http://www.swedishmatch.com/investors/ Swedish Match telephone conference

A telephone conference will be held today, Wednesday, February 19 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 live at: http://www.swedishmatch.com/investors/

Replay will be available for 30 days at the link above as well as on telephone number:

UK replay number: +44 20 7031 4064, access code: 941359

US replay number: +1 888 365 0240, access code: 941359

Swedish replay number: +46 8 505 203 33, access code: 941359

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 February 19, 2014 at 08.15 a.m. (CET).

Swedish Match AB (publ), Box 7179, SE-103 88 Stockholm, Sweden Visiting address: Västra Trädgårdsgatan 15. Telephone: +46 8 658 0200 Corporate Identity Number: 556015-0756 www.swedishmatch.com

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Contacts

Lars Dahlgren
President and Chief Executive Officer
Office +46 8 658 0441
or
Thomas Hayes
Acting Chief Financial Officer
Office +46 8 658 0309
or
Emmett Harrison
Senior Vice President Investor Relations and Corporate Sustainability
Office +46 8 658 0173
or
Richard Flaherty
President US Division
US Investor Relations contact
Office +1 804 787 5130

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Contacts

Lars Dahlgren
President and Chief Executive Officer
Office +46 8 658 0441
or
Thomas Hayes
Acting Chief Financial Officer
Office +46 8 658 0309
or
Emmett Harrison
Senior Vice President Investor Relations and Corporate Sustainability
Office +46 8 658 0173
or
Richard Flaherty
President US Division
US Investor Relations contact
Office +1 804 787 5130