RNS Number : 3198V
Mitchells & Butlers PLC
27 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 stateYes/No): ( )


An acquisition or disposal of voting rights:Yes


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):No


3. Full name of person(s) subject to the notification obligation(iii):

HSBC Holdings Plc


4. Full name of shareholder(s)(if different from 3.)(iv):

HSBC Bank plc

HSBCInvestment Management

HSBC Private Bank (Jersey) Limited

HSBC Financial Products (France)

HSBC Trust Company (UK) Limited

Sinopia Asset Management (UK) Limited


5. Date of the transaction (and date on which the threshold is crossed or reachedif different)(v):

23May2008


6. Date on which issuer notified:

27May2008


7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached:

6%


8. Notified details:


A: Voting rights attached to shares


Class/type of sharesif possible using the ISIN CODE

Situation previous to the Triggering transaction(vi)



Number of shares

Number of voting Rights(viii)

Ordinary

GB00B1FP6H53

28,566,354

28,566,354



Resulting situation after the triggering transaction (vii)


Class/type of sharesif possible using the ISIN CODE

Number of shares

Number of voting rights(ix)

% of voting rights



Direct

Direct(x)

Indirect(xi)

Direct

Indirect

Ordinary

GB00B1FP6H53

26,010,851

26,010,851

1,069,569

6.45%

0.27%


B: Financial Instruments

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction(xii)


Type of financial instrument

Expiration Date(xiii)



Exercise/Conversion Period/ Date(xiv)


Number of voting rights that may be acquired if the instrument is exercised/ converted.

% of voting rights










Total (A+B)

Number of voting rights

% of voting rights

27,080,420

6.72%



9.Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable(xv):


HSBC Bank Plc



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:

n/a


14. Contact name:

Frances Davies


15. Contacttelephone number:

+44(0) 20 7991 6661


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