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Tuesday 13 November, 2001

Brambles Industries

Holding in Company

Brambles Industries PLC
13 November 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

     Not advised

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

     12 November 2001

12)  Total holding following this notification

     94,106,743

13)  Total percentage holding of issued class following this

     notification

     13%

14)  Any additional information



     N/A



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 13 November 2001


Details of registered holders



Capital Guardian Trust Company



State Street Nominees Limited                   5,901,000

Bank of New York Nominees                         748,881

Chase Nominees Limited                         14,585,935

BT Globenet Nominees Ltd.                         105,700

Midland Bank plc                                5,934,900

Bankers Trust                                   1,796,200

Barclays Bank                                     681,500

Citibank London                                 1,145,459

Nortrust Nominees                               4,763,100

Royal Bank of Scotland                             21,200

MSS Nominees Limited                               50,000

Citibank NA                                        56,000

ROY Nominees Limited                               23,500

Mellon Nominees (UK) Limited                      170,400

                                               ----------


                                               35,983,775



Capital International Limited



State Street Nominees Limited                     667,279

Bank of New York Nominees                       1,430,152

Chase Nominees Limited                          2,581,938

Midland Bank plc                                  263,300

Bankers Trust                                   2,393,769

Barclays Bank                                     128,300

Citibank London                                   193,962

Morgan Guaranty                                   252,145

Nortrust Nominees                               1,981,580

Royal Bank of Scotland                             27,700

MSS Nominees Limited                              114,000

State Street Bank & Trust Co                       21,300

Lloyds Bank                                        63,500

Citibank NA                                        42,600

Deutsche Bank AG                                  229,000

HSBC Bank plc                                     121,700

KAS UK                                             48,215

Bank One London                                   260,980

                                               ----------

                                               10,821,420





Capital International S.A.



State Street Nominees Limited                     344,200

Bank of New York Nominees                          23,500

Chase Nominees Limited                          3,030,773

Credit Suisse London Branch                        68,000

Midland Bank plc                                1,099,300

Barclays Bank                                     848,000

Nortrust Nominees                                  16,000

Morgan Stanley                                     20,700

Royal Bank of Scotland                          1,588,826

National Westminster Bank                          83,500

Lloyds Bank                                        44,956

RBSTB Nominees Ltd.                               135,200

Citibank NA                                        26,300

Deutsche Bank AG                                  146,500

HSBC Bank plc                                      56,600

                                                ---------

                                                7,532,355





Capital International, Inc.



Bank of New York Nominees                          37,200





Capital Research and Management Company



State Street Nominees Limited                   4,031,993

Chase Nominees Limited                         35,700,000

                                               ----------


                                               39,731,993





EuroPacific Growth Fund                        31,700,000