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Monday 04 February, 2002

Brambles Industries

Holding(s) in Company

Brambles Industries PLC
4 February 2002



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


6)   Percentage of issued class


7)   Number of shares/amount of stock disposed

     Not advised

8)   Percentage of issued class

     Not advised

9)   Class of security

     Ordinary shares of 5p each

10)  Date of transaction

     Not advised

11)  Date company informed

     4 February 2002

12)  Total holding following this notification


13)  Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification


14)  Any additional information

     Notification due to a decrease in shares owned by Capital Guardian
     Trust Company.

15)  Name of contact and telephone number for queries

     Lorraine Young - 020 7659 6020

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

     Lorraine Young, Company Secretary

     Date of notification 4 February 2002

Details of Registered Holders

Capital Guardian Trust Company                                             4.95%

State Street Nominees Limited                                          5,698,200
Bank of New York Nominees                                                742,681
Chase Nominees Limited                                                14,704,228
BT Globenet Nominees Limited                                             197,000
Midland Bank plc                                                       6,372,100
Bankers Trust                                                          1,833,400
Barclays Bank, Barclays Global Securities Services                       678,600
Citibank London                                                          561,759
Nortrust Nominees                                                      4,496,600
Royal Bank of Scotland                                                    21,200
MSS Nominees Limited                                                      50,000
Citibank NA                                                               56,000
ROY Nominees Limited                                                      40,500
Mellon Nominees (UK) Limited                                             406,590

Total                                                                 35,858,858

Capital International Limited                                              1.67%

State Street Nominees Limited                                            612,679
Bank of New York Nominees                                              1,507,991
Chase Nominees Limited                                                 2,779,738
Midland Bank plc                                                         255,800
Bankers Trust                                                          2,393,769
Barclays Bank, Barclays Global Securities Services                       128,300
Citibank London                                                          104,726
Morgan Guaranty                                                          266,145
Nortrust Nominees                                                      2,454,996
Royal Bank of Scotland                                                    27,700
MSS Nominees Limited                                                     114,000
State Street Bank & Trust Co                                             224,186
Lloyds Bank                                                               63,500
Citibank NA                                                               42,600
Deutsche Bank AG                                                         368,700
HSBC Bank plc                                                            213,900
Northern Trust AVFC                                                      168,600
KAS UK                                                                    48,215
Bank One London                                                          260,980
Clydesdale Bank plc                                                       50,700

Total                                                                 12,087,225

Capital International S.A.                                                 1.24%

State Street Nominees Limited                                            344,200 
Bank of New York Nominees                                                 37,200
Chase Nominees Limited                                                 4,098,009
Credit Suisse London Branch                                               68,000
Midland Bank plc                                                       1,103,081
Barclays Bank, Barclays Global Securities Services                       844,900
Nortrust Nominees                                                         16,000
Morgan Stanley                                                            20,700
Royal Bank of Scotland                                                 1,918,226
National Westminster Bank                                                 89,900
Lloyds Bank                                                               44,956
RBSTB Nominees Limited                                                   135,200
Citibank NA                                                               26,300
Deutsche Bank AG                                                         165,100
HSBC Bank plc                                                             89,140

Total                                                                  9,000,912

Capital International Inc                                                  0.07%

State Street Nominees Limited                                             51,800
Bank of New York Nominees                                                 33,000
Midland Bank plc                                                          27,500
Deutsche Bank Mannheim                                                    45,000
Citibank London                                                           10,000
Nortrust Nominees                                                        251,700
State Street Bank & Trust Co                                              60,000
Deutsche Bank AG                                                          23,000

Total                                                                    502,000

Capital Research and Management Company                                    5.49%

State Street Nominees Limited                                          4,031,993
Chase Nominees Limited                                                35,700,000

Total                                                                 39,731,993

Europe Pacific Growth Fund   4.38%     31,700,000

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