Mitchells & Butlers announces that Bob Ivell has today been appointed as Non-Executive Director of the Company with immediate effect.

Bob Ivell has over 30 years of extensive food and beverage experience with a particular focus on food-led, managed restaurants and pubs. He is currently Senior Independent Director of Britvic plc, Chairman of David Lloyd Leisure Limited and a Board advisor to the Delphi Partnership, a corporate finance advisory firm. He was previously Managing Director of the Scottish & Newcastle managed pubs division, which now forms the majority of the Punch managed pub division. He has also been Chairman of Regent Inns and Managing Director of Beefeater Restaurants, one of Whitbread's pub restaurant brands.

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

For further information:

Corporate Affairs:
Erik Castenskiold
0121 498 6513
James Murgatroyd (Finsbury Group)
0207 251 3801

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Mitchells & Butlers is the leading operator of restaurants and pubs in the UK. Its leading portfolio brands includes Harvester, Toby Carvery, Vintage Inns, Premium Country Dining Group, Crown Carveries, Sizzling Pub, Browns, Miller & Carter, Metro Professionals, All Bar One, Nicholson's, O'Neill's and Ember Inns.