Marston’s PLC is a United Kingdom-based company. The Company is engaged in operating managed, tenanted and leased public houses, brewing beer and wholesaling beer, wines and spirits. The Company operates in four business segments: Marston’s Inns and Taverns, Marston’s Pub Company, Marston’s Beer Company, and Marston’s Group Services. During the fiscal year ended October 4, 2008 (fiscal 2008), the Company opened 16 new pubs or bars, including 12 community food-led pubs and four branded high street bars. On April 2, 2008, the Company completed the acquisition of Ryland Thompson Limited (Refresh).