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Wednesday 15 August, 2001

Brambles Industries

Holding in Company

Brambles Industries PLC
15 August 2001

                                 SCHEDULE 10

                  NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES


1)   Name of company

     Brambles Industries plc

2)   Name of shareholder having a major interest

     The Capital Group Companies Inc

3)   Please state whether notification indicates that it is in respect of
     holding of the shareholder named in 2 above or in respect of a non

     beneficial interest or in the case of an individual holder if it is a
     holding of that person's spouse or children under the age of 18

     On behalf of its affiliates

4)   Name of the registered holder(s) and, if more than one holder, the
     number of shares held by each of them

     See list appended

5)   Number of shares/amount of stock acquired

     N/A

6)   Percentage of issued class

     N/A

7)   Number of shares/amount of stock disposed

     N/A

8)   Percentage of issued class

     N/A

9)   Class of security

     Ordinary shares of 5p each

10)  Date of transaction

     N/A

11)  Date company informed

     14 August 2001

12)  Total holding following this notification

     89,942,898


13)  Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification

     12.4%

14)  Any additional information

     The interest arises by virtue of holdings which form part of funds

     managed by the Companies for investment clients. It represents

     the initial interest of the Capital Group Companies Inc. in the

     shares of Brambles Industries plc on its introduction to the

     Official List.

15)  Name of contact and telephone number for queries

     Lorraine Young - 020 7659 6020

16)  Name and signature of authorised company official responsible for
     making this notification


     Lorraine Young, Company Secretary


     Date of notification 15 August 2001






Details of registered holders





Capital Guardian Trust Company



State Street Nominees Limited                   5,434,100

Bank of New York Nominees                         581,981

Chase Nominees Limited                         14,231,635

BT Globenet Nominees Ltd.                         105,700

Midland Bank plc                                5,279,900

Bankers Trust                                   1,699,000

Barclays Bank                                     681,500

Citibank London                                 1,145,459

Nortrust Nominees                               4,392,600

Royal Bank of Scotland                             21,200

MSS Nominees Limited                               50,000

New Account - Not Available                       371,800

Citibank NA                                        56,000

ROY Nominees Limited                               23,500

Mellon Nominees (UK) Limited                      120,000

                                               ----------


                                               34,194,375



Capital International Limited



State Street Nominees Limited                     589,279

Bank of New York Nominees                       1,445,812

Chase Nominees Limited                          2,639,243

Midland Bank plc                                  242,500

Bankers Trust                                   2,744,569

Barclays Bank                                      38,300

Citibank London                                   150,436

Morgan Guaranty                                    40,545

Nortrust Nominees                               1,738,375

Royal Bank of Scotland                             27,700

MSS Nominees Limited                              114,000

Lloyds Bank                                        63,500

Vidacos Nominees Ltd.                              43,526

New Account - Not Available                       233,695

Citibank NA                                        42,600

Deutsche Bank AG                                  229,000

HSBC Bank plc                                     121,700

KAS UK                                             35,215

Bank One London                                   130,980

                                               ----------

                                               10,715,975





Capital International S.A.



State Street Nominees Limited                     235,300

Bank of New York Nominees                          23,500

Chase Nominees Limited                          2,548,273

Credit Suisse London Branch                        68,000

Midland Bank plc                                  815,000

Barclays Bank                                     596,600

Nortrust Nominees                                  16,000

Morgan Stanley                                     20,700

Royal Bank of Scotland                          1,445,126

National Westminster Bank                          63,500

Lloyds Bank                                        44,956

RBSTB Nominees Ltd.                               103,600

Citibank NA                                        26,300

Deutsche Bank AG                                  146,500

                                                ---------

                                                6,153,355





Capital International, Inc.



Bank of New York Nominees                          37,200





Capital Research and Management Company



State Street Nominees Limited                   4,491,993

Chase Nominees Limited                         34,350,000

                                               ----------


                                               38,841,993