RNS Number : 4024F
Mitchells & Butlers PLC
08 October 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) :


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):

7 October2008


6. Date on which issuer notified:

8October2008


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

3%


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

105,455,237

105,455,237



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

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil


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

Nil

Nil


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


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. Violet Capital Group Limited continues to have an economic interest through CFDs (with no voting rights) in a total of13,570,000 Mitchells & Butlers shares, representing 3.34% of the ordinary share capital of theCompany.


14. Contact name:

n/a


15. Contact telephone number:

n/a




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