Mitchells & Butlers PLC 06 January 2005 6 January 2005 Mitchells & Butlers plc Purchase of Own Securities Mitchells & Butlers plc announces that on 6 January 2005 it purchased 300,000 of its ordinary shares at a price of 332.3292 pence per ordinary share. 150,000 of these shares will be held as treasury shares and 150,000 shares will be cancelled. The total number of Mitchells & Butlers shares in issue (after cancellation of 150,000 shares and excluding treasury shares) is 522,425,171. Following the above purchase, Mitchells & Butlers plc holds 923,869 ordinary shares as treasury shares. It is intended that the shares held as treasury shares will be used to meet obligations of Mitchells & Butlers under employee share option schemes. ENDS This information is provided by RNS The company news service from the London Stock Exchange