Mitchells & Butlers announces that Ms Imelda Walsh and Mr Colin Rutherford have been appointed as independent Non-Executive Directors of the Company with immediate effect.

Ms Walsh is a Non-Executive Director, and chair of the Remuneration Committee, of William Hill plc and was a Non-Executive Director, and chair of the Remuneration Committee, of Sainsbury's Bank plc from 2006 to 2010. She has held senior executive roles at J Sainsbury plc, where she was Group HR Director from March 2004 to July 2010, Barclays Bank plc and Coca-Cola & Schweppes Beverages Limited.

Mr Rutherford is currently a Non-Executive Director of De Vere Group Limited, where he chairs the Audit Committee and sits on the Remuneration and Nominations Committees. He was Executive Chairman of MAM Funds Plc, a quoted fund management business from 2009-2011. Mr Rutherford, who is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, holds several other board positions and has relevant experience in various public and private companies in the leisure and hospitality industries and in corporate finance.

Commenting on the appointments, Chairman of Mitchells & Butlers plc, Bob Ivell said:

"I am delighted to welcome Imelda and Colin as two independent Non-Executive Directors of the company. I am sure that they will significantly strengthen our Board and bring a wealth of experience to our business. Their appointments demonstrate our commitment to bring our Board and governance structures more in line with best practice guidance and our efforts to strengthen the Board will continue."

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

For further information, please contact:

Stephen Hopson
Head of Investor Relations
0121 498 4895
James Murgatroyd
RLM Finsbury
0207 251 3801

Note for editors:

Mitchells & Butlers is the UK's largest operator of managed restaurants and pubs. Its portfolio of brands and formats includes Harvester, Toby Carvery, Vintage Inns, Premium Country Dining Group, Crown Carveries, Village Pub & Kitchen, Sizzling Pubs, All Bar One, Browns, Miller & Carter, Castle, ALEX, Nicholson's, O'Neill's and Ember Inns. Further details are available at and supporting photography can be downloaded at