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Mitchells & Butlers PLC
17 December 2009

Mitchells & Butlers plc


AGMresolutions proposed by Piedmont Inc.



Following the removal of four directors from the Board at the beginning of December, Piedmont Inc. yesterday proposedresolutionsthat fourdifferentdirectors should be elected at the upcoming AGM. In accordance withsection339 of the Companies Act 2006, theCompanywill be sendingcopies ofsuch resolutionstoeach member of the Companyas soon as reasonably practicable.


The Board notes therequirements of theCombined Codeon CorporateGovernancewhich requirethat'there should be a formal, rigorous and transparent procedure for the appointment of new directors to theBoard'. It thereforeintends to invite eachcandidateto meetwithour external head hunters and the Nomination Committeeto enable the Board to formulate its recommendation as to howshareholdersshouldvote at the AGMon these elections.


The Board notes that SimonBurke, who has been proposed for election as a Director by Piedmont Inc,was one of the shortlisted candidates for the Chairmanshipof the Company, but hadnotbeensupportedby Richard McGuire on behalf of PiedmontInc.


The Board is disappointed that PiedmontInc.is proposing a resolution to removeDrummondHall, the former Chairman, from the Board, asMr Hall has already made it clear that heis intending to stand down from the Board.


The Board reaffirms its central responsibility is topromote the success of the Company for the benefit of its shareholders as a whole and fairly as between each of them. Its overriding objectives at the AGM will be to ensure that the Board continues to have a majority of directors independent of any allegiance or favour to any single shareholder or group of shareholders.




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Notes for editors:


Mitchells & Butlers owns 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 almost four 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, Crown Carveries, 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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