Company Announcements

Publication of Final Terms

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Swedish Match AB
26 February 2020

Final Terms


PROHIBITION OF SALES TO EEA AND UK RETAIL INVESTORS - The Notes are not intended to be offered, sold or otherwise made available to and should not be offered, sold or otherwise made available to any retail investor in the European Economic Area (EEA) or the United Kingdom (UK). For these purposes, a retail investor means a person who is one (or more) of: (i) a retail client as defined in point (11) of Article 4(1) of Directive 2014/65/EU (as amended, MiFID II); (ii) a customer within the meaning of Directive (EU) 2016/97 (the Insurance Distribution Directive), where that customer would not qualify as a professional client as defined in point (10) of Article 4(1) of MiFID II; or (iii) not a qualified investor as defined in Regulation (EU) 2017/1129 (the Prospectus Regulation). Consequently no key information document required by Regulation (EU) No 1286/2014 (as amended, the PRIIPs Regulation) for offering or selling the Notes or otherwise making them available to retail investors in the EEA or in the UK has been prepared and therefore offering or selling the Notes or otherwise making them available to any retail investor in the EEA or in the UK may be unlawful under the PRIIPs Regulation.

MIFID II product governance / Professional investors and ECPs only target market - Solely for the purposes of each manufacturer's product approval process, the target market assessment in respect of the Notes has led to the conclusion that: (i) the target market for the Notes is eligible counterparties and professional clients only, each as defined in MiFID II; and (ii) all channels for distribution of the Notes to eligible counterparties and professional clients are appropriate. Any person subsequently offering, selling or recommending the Notes (a distributor) should take into consideration the manufacturers' target market assessment; however, a distributor subject to MiFID II is responsible for undertaking its own target market assessment in respect of the Notes (by either adopting or refining the manufacturers' target market assessment) and determining appropriate distribution channels.

26 February 2020


Legal Entity Identifier (LEI): 529900YVXCGNWAUYZG78

Issue of €300,000,000 0.875 per cent. Notes due 2027

under the €2,000,000,000

Global Medium Term Note Programme


Terms used herein shall be deemed to be defined as such for the purposes of the Conditions set forth in the Offering Circular dated 30 October 2019 and the supplement to it dated 13 February 2020 (the Offering Circular) which together constitute a base prospectus for the purposes of the Prospectus Regulation. This document constitutes the Final Terms of the Notes described herein for the purposes of the Prospectus Regulation and must be read in conjunction with the Offering Circular in order to obtain all the relevant information. The Offering Circular has been published on the website of the Issuer (


1.             Issuer:

Swedish Match AB (publ)


2.             (i)            Series Number:



(ii)           Tranche Number:



(iii)          Date on which the Notes will be consolidated and form a single Series:

Not Applicable


3.             Specified Currency or Currencies:

euro ()


4.             Aggregate Nominal Amount:



(i)            Tranche:



(ii)           Series:



5.             Issue Price of Tranche:

99.427 per cent. of the Aggregate Nominal Amount


6.             (i)            Specified Denominations:

€100,000 and integral multiples of €1,000 in excess thereof up to and including €199,000. No Notes in definitive form will be issued with a denomination above €199,000


(ii)           Calculation Amount:



7.             (i)            Issue Date:

26 February 2020


(ii)           Interest Commencement Date:

Issue Date


8.             Maturity Date:

26 February 2027


9.             Interest Basis:

0.875 per cent. Fixed Rate



(see paragraph 14 below)


10.          Redemption Basis:

Subject to any purchase and cancellation or early redemption, the Notes will be redeemed on the Maturity Date at 100 per cent. of their nominal amount


11.          Change of Interest Basis:

Not Applicable


12.          Put/Call Options:

Change of Control Put

Issuer Call



(see paragraphs 17 and 19 below)


13.          Date Board approval for issuance of Notes obtained:

Not Applicable




14.          Fixed Rate Note Provisions:



(i)            Rate(s) of Interest:

0.875 per cent. per annum payable in arrear on each Interest Payment Date


(ii)           Interest Payment Date(s):

26 February in each year up to and including the Maturity Date


(iii)          Fixed Coupon Amount(s):

€8.75 per Calculation Amount


(iv)          Broken Amount(s):

Not Applicable


(v)           Day Count Fraction:

Actual/Actual (ICMA)


(vi)          Determination Date(s):

26 February in each year


15.          Floating Rate Note Provisions:

Not Applicable


16.          Zero Coupon Note Provisions:

Not Applicable





17.          Issuer Call:



(i)            Optional Redemption Date(s):

Any Payment Day (as defined in Condition 6(f)) from and including 26 November 2026 to but excluding the Maturity Date


(ii)           Optional Redemption Amount:

€1,000 per Calculation Amount


(iii)          If redeemable in part:

Not Applicable


18.          Investor Put:

Not Applicable


19.          Change of Control Put:



20.          Final Redemption Amount:

€1,000 per Calculation Amount


21.          Early Redemption Amount of each Note payable on redemption for taxation reasons or on event of default:

€1,000 per Calculation Amount




22.          Form of Notes:

Bearer Notes



Temporary Bearer Global Note exchangeable for a Permanent Bearer Global Note which is exchangeable for definitive Bearer Notes only upon an Exchange Event.



Notes shall not be physically delivered in Belgium, except to a clearing system, a depository or other institution for the purpose of their immobilisation in accordance with article 4 of the Belgian Law of 14 December 2005.


23.          Additional Financial Centre(s):

Not Applicable


24.          Talons for future Coupons to be attached to Definitive Bearer Notes:




Signed on behalf of Swedish Match AB (publ):

By:  Per Anderberg.............................................                                 Marie-Louise Heiman

Duly authorised





(i)            Listing and Admission to trading:

Application has been made by the Issuer (or on its behalf) for the Notes to be admitted to trading on the London Stock Exchange's regulated market and listing on the Official List of the FCA with effect from 26 February 2020.


(ii)           Estimate of total expenses related to admission to trading:



2.             ratings




The Notes to be issued are expected to be rated:



Moody's Investors Service Ltd (Moody's): Baa2



S&P Global Ratings Europe Limited (S&P): BBB



Each of Moody's and S&P is established in the United Kingdom and the European Union, respectively, and is registered under Regulation (EC) No. 1060/2009 (as amended).

Moody's, in its January 2020 publication "Rating Symbols and Definitions", described a credit rating of Baa2 in the following terms "Obligations rated Baa are judged to be medium-grade and subject to moderate credit risk and as such may possess certain speculative characteristics. Moody's appends numerical modifiers 1, 2, and 3 to each generic rating classification from Aa through Caa. The modifier 1 indicates that the obligation ranks in the higher end of its generic rating category; the modifier 2 indicates a mid-range ranking; and the modifier 3 indicates a ranking in the lower end of that generic rating category"

S&P, in its 18 September 2019 publication entitled "S&P Global Ratings Definitions", described a credit rating of "BBB" in the following terms: "An obligation rated 'BBB' exhibits adequate protection parameters. However, adverse economic conditions or changing circumstances are more likely to weaken the obligor's capacity to meet its financial commitments on the obligation."





Save for the fees payable to Danske Bank A/S, Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch and Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (publ) (the Managers), so far as the Issuer is aware, no person involved in the issue of the Notes has an interest material to the offer. The Managers and their affiliates have engaged, and may in the future engage, in investment banking and/or commercial banking transactions with, and may perform other services for, the Issuer and its affiliates in the ordinary course of business.


4.             YIELD


Indication of yield:

0.960 per cent. per annum



The yield is calculated at the Issue Date on the basis of the Issue Price. It is not an indication of future yield.


5.             Reasons for the Offer and Estimated Net Proceeds



(i)            Reasons for the offer:

See "Use of Proceeds" in the Offering Circular


(ii)           Estimated net proceeds:





(i)            ISIN:



(ii)           Common Code:



(iii)          CFI:

DTFXFB, as updated, as set out on the website of the Association of National Numbering Agencies (ANNA) or alternatively sourced from the responsible National Numbering Agency that assigned the ISIN


(iv)          FISN:

SWEDISH MATCH A/.875EMTN 20270226, as updated, as set out on the website of the Association of National Numbering Agencies (ANNA) or alternatively sourced from the responsible National Numbering Agency that assigned the ISIN


(v)           Any clearing system(s) other than DTC, Euroclear Bank SA/NV and Clearstream Banking S.A. and the relevant identification number(s):

Not Applicable


(vi)          Names and addresses of additional Paying Agent(s) (if any):

Not Applicable


(vii)         Registrar:

Not Applicable


7.             DISTRIBUTION



(i)            U.S. Selling Restrictions:

Reg. S Compliance Category 2; TEFRA D


(ii)           Prohibition of Sales to EEA and UK Retail Investors:



(iii)          Prohibition of Sales to Belgian Consumers:













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