RNS Number : 4470K
Mitchells & Butlers PLC
19 December 2008

Mitchells & Butlers plc(the "Company")


Board Appointment



Mitchells & Butlers plc announces that George Fairweather, having served nearly six years on the Board, will be resigning as a Director with effect from 31 December 2008 and will not therefore be offering himself for re-election at the Company’s Annual General Meeting on 29 January 2009. The Company would like to thank George for his significant contribution to the Board, particularly as the Audit Committee Chairman, since the formation of the Company in 2003.

The CompanyalsoannouncesthatSimon Laffinhas today been appointed asan independent Non-ExecutiveDirector of the Companywith effect from 29 January 2009.


Simon Laffin, aged 49, was Group Chief Financial Officer of Safeway plc from 1995 to 2004 and assumed additional responsibility as its Property Director from 2001 to 2004. He is currently a non-executive director of Quintain Estates and Development PLC. He is retiring as a Non-Executive Director at Northern Rock plc this month, having been appointed in November 2007 as part of a new board tasked with restructuring the bank. He is also an industrial adviser to CVC Capital Partners. He will be a member of the Audit, Remuneration and Nomination Committees and will become chairman of the Audit Committee on 29 January. Simon’s appointment will further strengthen the range of skills and experience of the Board.

The Company confirms that there is no further information aboutSimon Laffinrequiring disclosure under paragraph9.6.13(2) to (6) of the Listing Rules of the UK Listing Authority.


For further information, please contact:


Erik Castenskiold
Investor Relations
+44 121 498 6513
Kathryn Holland
Corporate Communications
+44 121 498 4526
James Murgatroyd
Finsbury Group
+44 207 251 3801




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