Mitchells & Butlers plc

Tim Jones appointed Finance Director

The Board of Mitchells & Butlers is pleased to announce the appointment of Tim Jones as Finance Director of the Company.

Tim has been Group Finance Director at Interserve Plc since 2003. Prior to this, he held senior financial positions at Novar, Exel, British Gas and Hambros Bank both in the UK and overseas. In these roles Tim has been responsible for a wide range of strategic, operational and corporate finance projects. Tim is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

A joining date for Tim has not yet been finalised. Jeremy Townsend, the current Finance Director, will leave the company on 31 August.

Adam Fowle, Chief Executive, commented on the appointment: "We are delighted to welcome Tim to the Board. His wide experience will be of great value as we continue to drive the strong performance of the Company."

The Company confirms that there is no further information about Tim Jones requiring disclosure under paragraph 9.6.13 (2) to (6) of the Listing Rules of the UK Listing Authority.

For further information, please contact:

Erik Castenskiold
Corporate Affairs
+44 121 498 4907
James Murgatroyd (Finsbury Group)
+44 207 251 3801

Notes for editors:

Mitchells & Butlers serves around 130 million meals and 575 million drinks each year and is one of the largest operators within the UK's £70 billion eating and drinking out market.