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Friday 23 November, 2001

Brambles Industries

Holding in Company

Brambles Industries PLC
23 November 2001



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 olding 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


7)   Number of shares/amount of stock disposed


8)   Percentage of issued class


9)   Class of security

     Ordinary shares of 5p each

10)  Date of transaction


11)  Date company informed

     22 November 2001

12)  Total holding following this notification


13)  Total percentage holding of issued class following this



14)  Any additional information

The notice relates to the increase in the holding of Capital Guardian Trust
Company from 4.97% to 5.02%

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 23 November 2001

Details of registered holders

Capital Guardian Trust Company

State Street Nominees Limited                   5,927,000
Bank of New York Nominees                         748,881
Chase Nominees Limited                         14,764,235
BT Globenet Nominees Ltd.                         105,700
Midland Bank plc                                6,068,500
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


Capital International Limited

State Street Nominees Limited                     667,279
Bank of New York Nominees                       1,503,152
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                               1,997,580
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

Capital International S.A.

State Street Nominees Limited                     344,200
Bank of New York Nominees                          23,500
Chase Nominees Limited                          3,640,773
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


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

EuroPacific Growth Fund                        31,700,000