Mitchells & Butlers PLC 08 May 2008 TR-1(i): NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES 1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing shares to which voting rights are attached (ii): Mitchells & Butlers plc 2. Reason for the notification (please state Yes/No): ( ) An acquisition or disposal of voting rights: No An acquisition or disposal of financial instruments which may result in the acquisition of shares already issued to which voting rights are attached: No An event changing the breakdown of voting rights: No Other (please specify) : Acquisition of contracts for differences, with no voting rights (see item 13 below) 3. Full name of person(s) subject to the notification obligation (iii): Violet Capital Group Ltd 4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.) (iv): As above 5. Date of the transaction (and date on which the threshold is crossed or reached if different) (v): 7 May 2008 6. Date on which issuer notified: 8 May 2008 7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached: n/a 8. Notified details: n/a A: Voting rights attached to shares Class/type of shares if Situation previous to the Triggering transaction (vi) possible using the ISIN CODE Number of shares Number of voting Rights (viii) GB00B1FP6H53 12,105,318 12,105,318 Resulting situation after the triggering transaction (vii) Class/type of shares if Number of Number of voting % of voting possible using the ISIN shares rights (ix) rights CODE Direct Direct (x) Indirect Direct Indirect (xi) GB00B1FP6H53 12,105,318 12,105,318 3% B: Financial Instruments Resulting situation after the triggering transaction (xii) Type of Expiration Exercise/ Number of voting rights that may % of financial Date Conversion be acquired if the instrument is voting instrument (xiii) Period/ Date exercised/ converted. rights (xiv) Total (A+B) Number of voting rights % of voting rights 12,105,318 3% 9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable (xv): Held by Violet Capital Group Ltd Proxy Voting: 10. Name of the proxy holder: n/a 11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will cease to hold: n/a 12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold voting rights: n/a 13. Additional information: Violet Capital Group Ltd is wholly owned by the Tchenguiz Family Trust. In addition to the total holding referred to above which has not changed since the announcement of 26 January 2007, Violet Capital Group Ltd now has an economic interest through contracts for differences (with no voting rights) in a total of 93,086,471 shares in Mitchells & Butlers plc, representing 23.09% of the ordinary shares in the Company. This economic interest is over and above their interest in 3% of the ordinary shares in the Company with voting rights attached. 14. Contact name: n/a 15. Contact telephone number: n/a This information is provided by RNS The company news service from the London Stock Exchange