Mitchells & Butlers plc

Board Appointment

Piedmont Inc. hasgiven written notice pursuant to a deed dated 15 July 2009 between the Company and Piedmont Inc. under which Piedmont Inc. has theright to appoint two Directorsthatit wishesto nominate Ronald Alexander Robson to be appointed to the Board as its non independent representative Director. As such, MrRobson will be appointed as aNon-Executive Director of the Company with effect from 22 January 2010, acting as a nominated shareholder representative of Piedmont Inc.(an investment vehicle of Joe Lewis).Mr Robson will stand for reappointment at the forthcoming Annual General Meeting of the Company to be held on 28 January 2010; a circular containing the additional resolution has been sent to shareholders today.

Mr Robson is currently chief financial officer of Tamar Capital Partners, a property investment and management group owned by family interests of Joe Lewis and was previously group finance director ofKenmore, a property investment and management group with £2bn of assets under management. From 2005 to 2008 he was group finance director of The Belhaven Group plc, a listed vertically integrated brewing, drink distribution and pub retailing group. Prior to that he held a number of senior finance roles including group finance director of a listed shipping and logistics group, and trained as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Andersen.

The Companyconfirms the following additional information requiring disclosure in relation to Mr Robson under paragraphs 9.6.13 (2) to (6) of the Listing Rules of the UK Listing Authority:

In relation toListingRule9.6.13(3),which requires details of anyadministrations, company voluntary arrangements or any composition or arrangement with its creditors generally or any class of its creditors of any company where the director was an executive director at the time of, or within the 12 months preceding, such events, the following information was provided to the Company:

Kenmore Investments Limited

Kenmore Property Group Limited

Black Button Limited

Gothic Font Limited

Number-Rule Limited

KAV Management Limited

KenmoreCapitalTipton Limited

KenmoreCapitalTipton 2 Limited

Kenmore Capital Limited

KenmoreCapital 3 Limited

Kenmore Capital Glenrothes Limited

Kenmore Capital Northbank Limited

Kenmore Capital Cuprum Limited

KenmoreCapital 2 Limited

Kenmore Capital Leeds Limited

Kenmore Capital Moulton Limited

Kenmore Capital Portfolio Limited

Kenmore Aberdeen Limited

KenmoreAberdeen2 Limited

Kenmore Snowhill Limited

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For further information, please contact:

Investor Relations:
Erik Castenskiold
+44 121 498 6513
James Murgatroyd (Finsbury Group)
+44 207 251 3801

Notes for editors:

Mitchells & Butlers owns and operates around 2,000 high quality pubs in prime locations nationwide. The Group's predominantly freehold, managed estate is biased towards large pubs in residential locations. With around 3% of the pubs in theUK, Mitchells & Butlers has 10% of industry sales and average weekly sales per pub almost four times greater than that of the averageUKpub.

Mitchells & Butlers' leading portfolio of brands and formats includes Ember Inns, Harvester, Sizzling Pub Co., Toby Carvery, Vintage Inns, Crown Carveries, All Bar One, O'Neill's, Nicholson's and Browns. In addition, Mitchells & Butlers operates a large number of individual city centre and residential pubs.