Alliance Capital Management L.P. 20 March 2006 FORM SAR 3 DISCLOSURE OF ACQUISITIONS (Rule 3 of The Rules Governing Substantial Acquisitions of Shares) Name of acquirer AllianceBernstein L.P Beneficial owner, if different from above As Above Names of any other persons acting by agreement N/A or understanding (see SAR 5) Company dealt in Mitchells & Butlers PLC Class of voting shares (eg ordinary shares) ORD Date of acquisition 17 March 2006 Number of shares acquired 96,300 Number of rights over shares acquired # N/A Nature of rights over shares N/A Total holding of voting shares (and percentage 74,400,378 - 15.18% of total voting shares in issue) Total holding of rights over shares (and N/A percentage of total voting shares in issue) Combined total holding (and percentage) of 74,400,378 - 15.18% voting shares and rights over shares NB. Total shares might have been affected by shares received (delivered) as part of an in specie transfer in (out) since the last disclosure. Date of disclosure 20 March 2006 Contact name Robin Kaniah Telephone number +44-207-470-1595 # See the definition of "rights over shares" in the Definitions Section of the SARs. For details of the SARs disclosure requirements, see SARs 3 and 5 and their Notes which can be viewed on the Takeover Panel's website at www.thetakeoverpanel.org.uk. This information is provided by RNS The company news service from the London Stock Exchange