Merrill Lynch International 15 March 2006 FORM 8.1 DEALINGS BY OFFERORS, OFFEREE COMPANIES OR THEIR ASSOCIATES FOR THEMSELVES OR FOR DISCRETIONARY CLIENTS (Rules 8.1(a) and (b)(i) of the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers) 1. KEY INFORMATION Name of person dealing (Note 1) Merrill Lynch International Company dealt in Mitchells & Butlers Plc Class of relevant security to which the Ordinary dealings being disclosed relate (Note 2) Date of dealing 14 March 2006 2. INTERESTS, SHORT POSITIONS AND RIGHTS TO SUBSCRIBE (a) Interests and short positions (following dealing) in the class of relevant security dealt in (Note 3) Long Short Number Number (%) (%) (1) Relevant securities 0 0 (2) Derivatives (other than options) 0 0 (3) Options and agreements to purchase/sell 0 0 Total 0 0 (b) Interests and short positions in relevant securities of the company, other than the class dealt in (Note 3) Class of relevant security: Long Short Number Number (%) (%) (1) Relevant securities 0 0 (2) Derivatives (other than options) 0 0 (3) Options and agreements to purchase/sell 0 0 Total 0 0 (c) Rights to subscribe (Note 3) Class of relevant security: Details 3. DEALINGS (Note 4) (a) Purchases and sales Purchase/sale Number of securities Price per unit (Note 5) Sell 573 481.0 Sell 5002 481.0 Sell 3013 480.3 Sell 3012 481.0 Sell 3011 480.0 Sell 2255 480.0 Sell 756 480.0 Sell 3011 481.0 Sell 3011 479.5 Sell 2061 479.5 Sell 950 479.5 Sell 3011 478.5 Sell 1881 480.0 Sell 1130 480.0 Sell 3011 481.3 Sell 3011 480.5 Sell 3012 477.3 Sell 3011 474.0 (b) Derivatives transactions (other than options) Product name, Long/short (Note 6) Number of securities (Note 7) Price per unit (Note 5) e.g. CFD (c) Options transactions in respect of existing securities (i) Writing, selling, purchasing or varying Product name, Writing, selling, Number of securities Exercise Type, e.g. Expiry Option money purchasing, to which the option American, e.g. call option varying etc. relates (Note 7) price European etc. date paid/received per unit (Note 5) (ii) Exercising Product name, e.g. call option Number of securities Exercise price per unit (Note 5) (d) Other dealings (including new securities) (Note 4) Nature of transaction (Note 8) Details Price per unit (if applicable) (Note 5) 4. OTHER INFORMATION Agreements, arrangements or understandings relating to options or derivatives Full details of any agreement, arrangement or understanding between the person disclosing and any other person relating to the voting rights of any relevant securities under any option referred to on this form or relating to the voting rights or future acquisition or disposal of any relevant securities to which any derivative referred to on this form is referenced. If none, this should be stated. None Is a Supplemental Form 8 attached? (Note 9) NO Date of disclosure 15 March 2006 Contact name Alasdair Coutts-Britton Telephone number 020 7996 3565 Name of offeree/offeror with which associated Mitchells & Butler Plc Specify category and nature of associate status (Note 10) 2 Notes The Notes on Form 8.1 can be viewed on the Takeover Panel's website at This information is provided by RNS The company news service from the London Stock Exchange