RNS Number : 4033F
Mitchells & Butlers PLC
08 October 2008

8 October2008

Mitchells & Butlers plc


Significant shareholding


Joe Lewis hasacquiredthoughan investment vehicle, PiedmontInc87,973,937ordinary shares in Mitchells & Butlers plcwhich took placeon 7 October 2008. Theresultingpercentage of voting rights held is21.77%.


A spokesman for Joe Lewiscommented:

"We are delighted to have the opportunity to make asignificant investment in Mitchells & Butlersplc."


For further information, please contact:


Investor Relations:

Erik Castenskiold



0121 498 4907

Media:

Kathryn Holland

James Murgatroyd(Finsbury Group)



0121 498 4526

0207 251 3801


Notes for editors:


- Mitchells &Butlersowns and operates around 2,000 high quality pubs in prime locations nationwide. The Group's predominantly freehold, managed estate is biased towards large pubs in residential locations. With around 3% of the pubs in theUK, Mitchells & Butlers has 10% of industry sales and average weekly sales per pub over three times greater than that of the averageUKpub.


- Mitchells & Butlers' leading portfolio of brands and formats includes Ember Inns, Harvester, Sizzling Pub Co., Toby Carvery, Vintage Inns, All Bar One, O'Neill's, Nicholson's and Browns. In addition, Mitchells & Butlers operates a large number of individual city centre and residential pubs.




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