Mitchells & Butlers PLC 31 January 2008 Mitchells & Butlers plc Board Appointment Mitchells & Butlers plc confirms that Jeremy Townsend has today been appointed as executive Finance Director of the Company. Jeremy Townsend, who is 44, joined the Company in June 2005 as Deputy Finance Director. He was previously employed by J Sainsbury plc where he held various finance roles including Group Financial Controller, Corporate Finance Director and Strategy Director. Prior to Sainsbury's, he was employed by Ernst & Young working in audit and corporate finance. Jeremy is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales. The Company confirms that there is no further information about Jeremy Townsend requiring disclosure under paragraph 9.6.13 (2) to (6) of the Listing Rules of the UK Listing Authority. For further information, please contact: Erik Castenskiold Investor Relations +44 121 498 4907 This information is provided by RNS The company news service from the London Stock Exchange