Mitchells & Butlers plc

Director Appointment

Mitchells & Butlers plc is pleased to announce the appointment, with immediate effect, of Mr Dave Coplin to its Board as an independent non-executive director. Mr Coplin will also join the Audit Committee, Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee on appointment.

Mr Coplin is an acknowledged expert on the usage of technology in the modern world. He is currently the Chief Envisioning Officer for Microsoft Limited and an established thought leader on the role of technology in personal and professional lives. For over 25 years he has worked across a wide range of industries and customers, providing strategic advice and guidance around the role and optimisation of technology in the modern society both inside and outside of the world of work.

Commenting upon the appointment, Bob Ivell, chairman of Mitchells & Butlers said:

"I am delighted to welcome Dave to Mitchells & Butlers. He is a world-renowned expert in his field and will add a huge amount of value to our Board. His deep understanding of the technology environment will be invaluable, in particular its increasing relevance to our continued progress in digital marketing and the development of our strong, market-leading brands online. Dave's appointment continues the significant work carried out in strengthening the Board of M&B and he will be a great asset to us."

The Company confirms that there is no information about Mr. Coplin requiring disclosure under paragraph 9.6.13 (1) to (6) of the Listing Rules of the UK Listing Authority.

For further information please contact:

- Greg McMahon, Company Secretary on 0121 498 5700

- James Cooper, Head of Investor Relations on 0121 498 4525

- James Murgatroyd, Finsbury on 020 7251 3801

Notes for editors:

Mitchells & Butlers is a leading operator of managed restaurants and pubs. Its portfolio of brands and formats includes Harvester, Toby Carvery, Country Pubs, Sizzling Pubs, Crown Carveries, Oak Tree Pubs, All Bar One, Browns, Miller & Carter, Castle, Alex, Nicholson's, O'Neill's and Ember Inns. Further details are available atwww.mbplc.comand supporting photography can be downloaded