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22/01/2020

Annual General Meeting 2020

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Mitchells & Butlers plc (the "Company")
LEI no. 213800JHYNDNB1NS2W10

Result of Annual General Meeting

Mitchells & Butlers plc announces the results of the voting at the Company's Annual General Meeting on 21 January 2020 held at Mitchells & Butlers plc, Retail Support Centre, Birmingham at 2.00pm. All Board Directors were in attendance.

All the resolutions were voted on by way of a poll and the results of each resolution are shown below. All resolutions were duly approved by the relevant majority in each case.

VOTES
FOR (a)
%VOTES
AGAINST
%VOTES
WITHHELD (b)
1 Receipt of accounts373,312,821 99.96 135,6090.04186,214
2 Approval of Annual Report on Remuneration370,218,405 99.13 3,253,2190.87163,019
3 Elect Jane Moriarty373,252,729 99.91 347,3440.0934,571
4 Elect Susan Murray373,250,961 99.91 347,1590.0936,524
5 Re-elect Keith Browne296,438,344 81.34 67,993,98618.669,202,313
6 Re-elect Dave Coplin372,560,929 99.72 1,036,5760.2837,139
7 Re-elect Eddie Irwin272,647,961 74.93 91,202,40225.079,779,115
8 Re-elect Bob Ivell327,066,764 87.68 45,960,40412.32607,796
9 Re-elect Tim Jones370,733,060 99.23 2,870,3080.7732,701
10 Re-elect Josh Levy281,693,501 77.30 82,737,81222.709,204,435
11 Re-elect Ron Robson269,206,065 73.99 94,649,25226.019,779,327
12 Re-elect Colin Rutherford370,048,884 99.05 3,547,2610.9538,498
13 Re-elect Phil Urban371,982,859 99.57 1,619,1050.4333,001
14 Re-elect Imelda Walsh372,063,889 99.59 1,537,0120.4133,742
15 Reappointment of auditor372,042,942 99.95 178,6590.051,413,043
16 Auditor&s remuneration373,402,177 99.95 186,4770.0545,990
17 Political donations372,427,914 99.70 1,120,7530.3085,929
18 Notice period for meetings (c)369,982,306 99.03 3,622,1890.9731,205

NOTES:

(a) The "For" vote includes those giving the Chairman discretion.
(b) A vote "Withheld" is not a vote in law and is not counted in the calculation of the votes "For" or "Against" the resolution.
(c) Special resolution

Votes "For" and "Against" are expressed as a percentage of votes received.
Voting was conducted by a poll.

The Board notes the level of votes against resolutions 7, 10 and 11 concerning individuals who represent one or other of our two largest shareholders. The UK Corporate Governance Code contains best practice recommendations in relation to corporate governance yet acknowledges that, in individual cases, these will not all necessarily be appropriate for particular companies. Accordingly, the Code specifically recognises the concept of "Comply or Explain" in relation to divergences from the Code and the Company has explained the circumstances of these appointments in detail in its 2019 Annual Report.

The number of shares in issue at 6.30pm on Sunday 19 January 2020 was 429,188,227.

The full text of the resolutions can be found in the Notice of Annual General Meeting, which is available for inspection at the National Storage Mechanism http://www.morningstar.co.uk/uk/NSM and also on the Company's website at www.mbplc.com.

Denise Burton
Deputy Company Secretary

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