Whitbread PLC 28 July 2006 WHITBREAD PLC Completion of sale of free standing pub restaurants Whitbread is pleased to confirm that the sale of pub restaurants to Mitchells & Butlers, announced on 21 July 2006, has completed. Of the 239 pub restaurants sites sold, there are 18 sites in Scotland or under development for which completion will occur over the coming months as licensing is transferred or construction is completed. For further information please contact: Christopher Rogers, Group Finance Director, Whitbread PLC - 01582 396335 Media enquiries, Anna Glover - 01582 844439 This information is provided by RNS The company news service from the London Stock Exchange