15 October 2010

Mitchells & Butlers plc

Board Appointment

Mitchells & Butlers is pleased to announce that Douglas E McMahon has today been appointed as a Non-Executive Director of the Company with immediate effect, acting as a nominated shareholder representative of Piedmont Inc. (an investment vehicle of Joe Lewis). Piedmont Inc. owns 93,047,373 shares in the Company, representing 22.8% of the voting rights in issue. Mr McMahon will be the second nominated shareholder representative of Piedmont Inc.

Mitchells & Butlers confirms that there is no information about Mr McMahon requiring disclosure under paragraphs 9.6.13 (2) to (6) of the Listing Rules of the UK Listing Authority.

Mitchells & Butlers is also seeking to appoint an additional independent non executive director in due course.

Commenting on the appointment John Lovering, Chairman, said:

"I am pleased to welcome Doug to the Board. His wide experience will be of great value as we continue to drive the strong performance of the Company."

For further information, please contact:

Erik Castenskiold
Corporate Affairs
+44 121 498 6513
James Murgatroyd (Finsbury Group)
+44 207 251 3801

Notes for editors:

Mr McMahon is Managing Director of Tavistock Group. Mr McMahon has two decades of marketing experience, previously serving as chairman and CEO of Publicis New York, and earlier as General Manager of J. Walter Thompson New York. Mr McMahon was also Chief Marketing Officer at Consumer News and Business Channel (CNBC). Mr McMahon previously served as a Director of the Company from 18 November to 2 December 2009.
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.