Mitchells & Butlers plc is pleased to announce the appointment, with immediate effect, of Mr Keith Browne as a non-executive director.

Mr. Browne is a representative of Elpida Group Limited, a significant shareholder in Mitchells & Butlers. Mr Browne holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from University College Dublin, from which he graduated in 1990. He qualified as a chartered accountant in 1994 and subsequently gained an MBA from University College Dublin. After joining KPMG Corporate Finance in 1996, Mr Browne became a partner in the firm in 2001 and Head of Corporate Finance in 2009. He retired from the partnership to operate as an Independent Consultant in 2011.

Commenting on the appointment, Chairman Bob Ivell said:

"I am pleased to welcome Keith to the Board and we look forward to working with him to continue to drive the performance of the business forward. Elpida is a supportive shareholder and we are confident that having Mr. Browne on the Board will be both positive and constructive. His corporate finance and real estate experience will be of great assistance to M&B."

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

For further information, please contact:

Tim Jones - Finance Director
+44 (0)121 498 6112
James Cooper - Investor Relations
+44 (0)121 498 4525
James Murgatroyd (Finsbury)
+44 (0)20 7251 3801

Notes for editors:

- Mitchells & Butlers is a leading operator of managed restaurants and pubs. Its strong portfolio of brands and formats includes Harvester, Toby Carvery, All Bar One, Miller & Carter, Premium Country Pubs, Sizzling Pubs, Crown Carveries, Vintage Inns, Browns, Castle, Nicholson's, O'Neill's and Ember Inns. In addition, it operates Innkeeper's Lodge hotels in the UK and Alex restaurants and bars in Germany. Further details are available at and supporting photography can be downloaded at

- Mitchells & Butlers serves around 140 million meals and 430 million drinks each year and is one of the largest operators within the UK's £80 billion eating and drinking out market.