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2016-02-09

Scandinavian Tobacco Group A/S: Company announcement 2/2016 - Early close of offering of shares in Scandinavian Tobacco Group A/S

COMPANY ANNOUNCMENT

No. 2/2016

NOT FOR RELEASE OR DISTRIBUTION OR PUBLICATION IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY
OR INDIRECTLY, IN OR INTO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, CANADA, AUSTRALIA OR
JAPAN

This announcement does not constitute an offering circular and nothing herein
contains an offering of securities. No one should purchase or subscribe for
any securities in Scandinavian Tobacco Group A/S
("STG" or the "Company") except on the basis of information in the offering
circular published by STG in connection with the offering and admission of
such securities to trading and official listing on Nasdaq Copenhagen A/S
("Nasdaq Copenhagen").

Copenhagen, 9 February 2016

Early close
of offering of shares
in Scandinavian Tobacco Group A/S

Today, Scandinavian Tobacco Group A/S announces the close of its offering,
including the early close of its offering to retail investors.

An offering circular was published on 28 January 2016 in connection with
Scandinavian Tobacco Group's initial public offering and admission of its
shares to trading and official listing on Nasdaq Copenhagen (the "Offering").

The Offering to retail investors, with orders up to and including DKK 3
million, will close on 9 February 2016 at 12:00 CET. The early close of the
Offering is due to the aggregate demand from retail investors exceeding the
expected allocation of offer shares to this investor group.

The expected timetable for the Offering will otherwise remain unchanged and
the Offering to investors with orders exceeding DKK 3 million will thus close
on 9 February 2016 at 4:00 p.m. CET.

Information about the result of the Offering, including final offer price and
the allocation of shares, is expected to be announced on 10 February 2016.
The admission to trading and official listing of the Scandinavian Tobacco
Group shares on Nasdaq Copenhagen and the first day of trading will also be
on 10 February 2016 under the symbol "STG" (ISIN DK0060696300).

The offer shares are expected to be delivered on or about 12 February 2016
against payment in immediately available funds in Danish kroner.

For further information, please contact:

For media enquiries:
Kaspar Bach Habersaat, Director of Group Communications, phone: +45 7220 7152
orkaspar.bach@st-group.com.

For investor enquiries:
Torben Sand, Head of Investor Relations, phone: +45 7220 7126
ortorben.sand@st-group.com.

About Scandinavian Tobacco Group

Scandinavian Tobacco Group A/S with its subsidiaries (the "Group
") is a world leading producer of cigars and traditional pipe tobacco. The
Group also produces fine-cut tobacco and sells tobacco-related accessories.
The Group produces and sells 3 billion cigars and 5,000 tonnes of pipe and
fine-cut tobacco annually. Scandinavian Tobacco Group believes it is the only
company globally with a core strategic focus on production and distribution
in all of these tobacco categories.

Scandinavian Tobacco Group holds market-leading positions in the machine-made
cigar market in Europe, the handmade cigar market in the US, the online and
catalogue retail sales of cigars in the US, the traditional pipe tobacco
market globally and in selected fine-cut tobacco markets.

Scandinavian Tobacco Group has a diversified portfolio of more than 200 brands
providing a complementary range of established global brands and local
champions. In the cigar segment, the brand portfolio comprises Café Crème,
La Paz, Macanudo, CAO, Partagas (US) and Cohiba (US). Pipe tobacco brands
include Captain Black, Erinmore, Borkum Riff and W.Ø. Larsen, while leading
fine-cut tobacco brands include Bugler, Break, Escort, Bali Shag and
Tiedemanns.

As at 31 December 2015, the Group employed approx. 8,100 people in the
Dominican Republic, Honduras, Nicaragua, Indonesia, Europe, New Zealand,
Australia, Canada and the US.

For more information please visitwww.st-group.com.
Important notice

Copies of this announcement are not being made and may not be distributed or
sent into the United States of America, Canada, Australia or Japan.

This communication does not constitute an offer of the securities to the
public in the United States. The securities referred to herein may be offered
or sold in the United States only (1) if registered, or in a transaction
exempt from, or not subject to, registration under the U.S. Securities Act of
1933, as amended, and (2) by the issuer or a manager (or affiliate thereof)
registered as a broker-dealer under the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
Scandinavian Tobacco Group A/S does not intend to register any portion of the
offering of the securities in the United States or to conduct a public
offering of the securities in the United States.

In any EEA Member State, other than Denmark, that has implemented Directive
2003/71/EC as amended (together with any applicable implementing measures in
any Member State, the "Prospectus Directive"), this communication is only
addressed to and is only directed at qualified investors in that Member State
within the meaning of the Prospectus Directive.

This communication does not constitute an offer of the securities to the
public in the United Kingdom. No prospectus has been or will be approved in
the United Kingdom in respect of the securities. This communication is being
distributed to and is directed only at (i) persons who are outside the United
Kingdom or (ii) persons who are investment professionals within the meaning
of Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial
Promotion) Order 2005 (the "Order") and (iii) high net worth entities, and
other persons to whom it may lawfully be communicated, falling within Article
49(2)(a) to (d) of the Order (all such persons together being referred to as
"Relevant Persons"). Any investment activity to which this communication
relates will only be available to and will only be engaged with Relevant
Persons. Any person who is not a Relevant Person should not act or rely on
this document or any of its contents.

Stabilisation/FCA

In connection with the offering, Nordea Bank Danmark A/S (the "Stabilising
Manager") (or agents acting on behalf of the Stabilising Manager) may
over-allot securities or effect transactions with a view to supporting the
market price of the securities at a level higher than that which might
otherwise prevail. However, there is no assurance that the Stabilising
Manager (or agents acting on behalf of the Stabilising Manager) will
undertake stabilisation actions. Any stabilisation action may begin on or
after the date of commencement of trading and official listing of the
securities on Nasdaq Copenhagen and, if begun, may be ended at any time, but
must end no later than 30 days after the date of commencement of trading and
official listing of the securities.

Matters discussed in this communication may constitute forward-looking
statements. Forward-looking statements are statements (other than statements
of historical fact) relating to future events and anticipated or planned
financial and operational performance and can be identified by words such as
"targets," "believes," "expects," "aims," "intends," "plans," "seeks,"
"will," "may," "might," "anticipates," "would," "could," "should,"
"continues," "estimate" or similar expressions. The forward-looking
statements in this communication are based upon various assumptions, many of
which are based, in turn, upon further assumptions. Although Scandinavian
Tobacco Group A/S believes that these assumptions were reasonable when made,
these assumptions are inherently subject to significant known and unknown
risks, uncertainties, contingencies and other important factors which are
difficult or impossible to predict and are beyond its control. Such risks,
uncertainties, contingencies and other important factors could cause actual
events to differ materially from the expectations expressed or implied in
this communication by such forward-looking statements.

The information, opinions and forward-looking statements contained in this
announcement speak only as at its date and are subject to change without
notice.

Press release (PDF)
http://hugin.info/171738/R/1984615/727630.pdf

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This announcement is distributed by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions on behalf of NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions clients.
The issuer of this announcement warrants that they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein.
Source: Scandinavian Tobacco Group A/S via Globenewswire

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