RNS Number : 5825W
Mitchells & Butlers PLC
12 June 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: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 reachedif different)(v):

12 June2008


6. Date on which issuer notified:

12 June2008


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 sharesif possible using the ISIN CODE

Situation previous to the Triggering transaction(vi)



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 sharesif possible using the ISIN CODE

Number of shares

Number of voting rights(ix)

% of voting rights



Direct

Direct(x)

Indirect(xi)

Direct

Indirect

GB00B1FP6H53

12,105,318

12,105,318


3%



B: Financial Instruments

Resulting situation after the triggering transaction(xii)


Type of financial instrument

Expiration Date(xiii)



Exercise/ConversionPeriod/ 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

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 of26January 2007, Violet Capital Group Ltdnowhas an economic interest through contracts for differences (with no voting rights) in atotal of108,086,471shares in Mitchells & Butlers plc, representing26.77% of the ordinary shares in the Company. This economic interest isover 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



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