RNS Number : 2350Y
Mitchells & Butlers PLC
03 July 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):

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):

3 July2008


6. Date on which issuer notified:

3 July2008


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

104,191,789

104,191,789


25.78%



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

104,191,789

25.78%


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. As announced on 12 June 2008, it had an economic interest through contracts for difference (with no voting rights) in a total of 108,086,471 Mitchells & Butlers shares. The position hasnowbeen unwound in respect of 92,086,471 Mitchells & Butlers shares, which are now directly owned by Violet Capital Group Limited. Violet Capital Group Limited continues to have an economic interest throughcontracts for difference(with no voting rights) in a total of 16,000,000 Mitchells & Butlers shares, representing 3.96% of the ordinary share capital of theCompany. This economic interest is over and aboveitsinterest in 25.78% of the ordinary shares in theCompany with voting rights attached.



14. Contact name:

n/a


15. Contact telephone number:

n/a




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