Merrill Lynch International 01 February 2008 FORM 8.1 DEALINGS BY OFFERORS, OFFEREE COMPANIES OR THEIR ASSOCIATES FOR THEMSELVES OR FOR DISCRETIONARY CLIENTS (Rules 8.1(a) and (b)(i) of the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers) The below trades were executed to flatten a book position. The Panel Executive has agreed on an ex parte basis that these trades are permitted and have no Code consequence. 1. KEY INFORMATION Name of person dealing (Note 1) Merrill Lynch International Company dealt in Mitchells & Butlers Plc Class of relevant security to which the 8 13/24p ordinary dealings being disclosed relate (Note 2) Date of dealing 31/01/2008 2. INTERESTS, SHORT POSITIONS AND RIGHTS TO SUBSCRIBE (a) Interests and short positions (following dealing) in the class of relevant security dealt in (Note 3) Long Short Number Number (%) (%) (1) Relevant securities 0 0 (2) Derivatives (other than options) 0 0 (3) Options and agreements to purchase/sell 0 0 Total 0 0 (b) Interests and short positions in relevant securities of the company, other than the class dealt in (Note 3) Class of relevant security: Long Short Number Number (%) (%) (1) Relevant securities 0 0 (2) Derivatives (other than options) 0 0 (3) Options and agreements to purchase/sell 0 0 Total 0 0 (c) Rights to subscribe (Note 3) Class of relevant security: Details 3. DEALINGS (Note 4) (a) Purchases and sales Purchase/sale Number of securities Price per unit (Note 5) B 2,744 GBP 423.00 B 5,995 GBP 423.25 B 5,419 GBP 423.50 B 3,319 GBP 424.75 B 17,742 GBP 425.00 B 5,204 GBP 425.25 B 4,065 GBP 425.50 B 2,573 GBP 425.75 B 1,390 GBP 426.00 B 3,458 GBP 426.25 B 706 GBP 426.50 B 6,909 GBP 427.00 B 5,949 GBP 427.25 B 2,920 GBP 427.75 B 3,631 GBP 428.75 B 226 GBP 429.00 B 6,100 GBP 429.25 B 3,236 GBP 429.50 B 2,300 GBP 429.75 B 2,911 GBP 431.00 B 3,136 GBP 432.25 B 3,032 GBP 432.75 B 6,306 GBP 433.25 B 2,342 GBP 433.50 B 4,390 GBP 433.75 B 3,880 GBP 434.50 B 3,458 GBP 435.00 B 2,042 GBP 435.25 B 3,064 GBP 435.75 B 6,687 GBP 436.00 B 3,364 GBP 437.50 B 2,068 GBP 437.75 B 2,714 GBP 438.25 B 3,198 GBP 439.75 B 3,255 GBP 440.00 B 3,199 GBP 440.25 B 3,963 GBP 441.00 B 6,152 GBP 441.25 B 3,678 GBP 441.75 B 2,465 GBP 443.00 B 3,439 GBP 443.25 B 2,730 GBP 447.75 B 2,890 GBP 448.25 B 2,031 GBP 448.50 B 2,269 GBP 453.00 B 2,146 GBP 458.25 (b) Derivatives transactions (other than options) Product name, Long/short (Note 6) Number of securities (Note 7) Price per unit (Note 5) e.g. CFD (c) Options transactions in respect of existing securities (i) Writing, selling, purchasing or varying Product name, Writing, selling, Number of securities Exercise Type, e.g. Expiry Option money purchasing, to which the option American, e.g. call option varying etc. relates (Note 7) price European etc. date paid/received per unit (Note 5) (ii) Exercising Product name, e.g. call option Number of securities Exercise price per unit (Note 5) (d) Other dealings (including new securities) (Note 4) Nature of transaction (Note 8) Details Price per unit (if applicable) (Note 5) 4. OTHER INFORMATION Agreements, arrangements or understandings relating to options or derivatives Full details of any agreement, arrangement or understanding between the person disclosing and any other person relating to the voting rights of any relevant securities under any option referred to on this form or relating to the voting rights or future acquisition or disposal of any relevant securities to which any derivative referred to on this form is referenced. If none, this should be stated. None Is a Supplemental Form 8 attached? (Note 9) NO Date of disclosure 01/02/2008 Contact name Louise Howard Telephone number 020 7996 2121 Name of offeree/offeror with which associated Mitchells & Butlers Plc Specify category and nature of associate status (Note 10) 2 This information is provided by RNS The company news service from the London Stock Exchange