Mitchells & Butlers announces that Doug Evans has informed the Board of his intention to step down as a Director of the Company at the Company's Annual General Meeting on 31 January 2013. He is leaving the business to join Hays plc as Company Secretary & General Counsel in February 2013.

Bob Ivell, Executive Chairman said: "I would like to thank Doug for his important contribution to the Board and wish him every success in his new role".

Mitchells & Butlers also announces that Doug McMahon has appointed Richard McGuire as his alternate, acting as a nominated shareholder representative of Piedmont Inc., with effect from 1 October 2012.

Doug McMahon is based in the United States and is not able to attend every Board meeting in person. Richard McGuire will attend those Board meetings where Doug McMahon is unable to attend in person.

Richard McGuire is currently Managing Director of Tavistock Europe and is a Non-Executive director of Timeweave plc and DCD Media plc. He was previously a Non-Executive Director of the Company and Bulgarian Property Developments plc.

The Company confirms that there is no further information about Richard McGuire requiring disclosure under paragraph 9.6.13 of the Listing Rules of the UK Listing Authority. For further information, please contact:

For further information:

Tim Jones
Finance Director
0121 498 6514
James Murgatroyd
RLM Finsbury
0207 251 3801

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