Mitchells & Butlers PLC 05 October 2005 TREASURY SHARES Mitchells & Butlers announces that following the exercise of share options by non-directors over 76,662 shares, it now holds 2,031,236 ordinary shares as treasury shares. The total number of Mitchells & Butlers shares in issue, excluding treasury shares, is now 498,406,804. For reporting purposes under Section 198 of the Companies Act 1985, the market should exclude any shares held in treasury. Victoria M Penrice Assistant Company Secretary This information is provided by RNS The company news service from the London Stock Exchange