Mitchells & Butlers PLC 12 March 2007 12 March 2007 Mitchells & Butlers plc Purchase of Own Securities Mitchells & Butlers plc announces that on 12 March 2007 it purchased 135,000 of its ordinary shares at a price of 735 pence per ordinary share. All of these shares will be held as treasury shares. Following the above purchase, and the release of 5,996 shares from treasury to satisfy option exercises by non-directors, Mitchells & Butlers plc holds 1,002,178 ordinary shares as treasury shares. The total number of Mitchells & Butlers shares in issue is 402,777,515 (excluding shares to be held in treasury). It is intended that the shares held as treasury shares will be used to meet obligations of Mitchells & Butlers under employee share option schemes. ENDS This information is provided by RNS The company news service from the London Stock Exchange