HBOS PLC 20 April 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) HBOS plc and its subsidiaries Company dealt in Mitchells & Butlers plc Class of relevant security to which the Ord 7.0833p dealings being disclosed relate (Note 2) Date of dealing 19 April 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 979,763 (0.200%) (2) Derivatives (other than options) (3) Options and agreements to purchase/sell Total 979,763 (0.200 %) (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 (2) Derivatives (other than options) (3) Options and agreements to purchase/sell Total (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) Purchase 43,700 £4.904 This transaction has taken place as a consequence of trading by an All-Share Tracker Fund. The Panel Executive has informed HBOS plc on an exparte basis that such transactions are permitted and have no Code consequences. (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. N/A Is a Supplemental Form 8 attached? (Note 9) NO Date of disclosure 20 April 2006 Contact name Kenny Melville Telephone number 0131 243 8671 Name of offeree/offeror with which associated R20 (Investment vehicle of Robert Tchenguiz) Specify category and nature of associate status (Note 10) Concert Party 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