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Friday 15 March, 2002

Brambles Industries

Brambles Disposal

Brambles Industries PLC
15 March 2002


BRAMBLES ANNOUNCES SALE OF UNITED TRANSPORT BUSINESS



Brambles Australia Limited has today agreed to sell its United Transport and
Brambles Project Services businesses to Patrick Distribution Pty Ltd, a
subsidiary of Patrick Corporation Limited.



The sale price for the businesses represents a modest premium over net assets to
Brambles. The net assets of the businesses total approximately A$24 million. The
sale, which is expected to be completed on 12 April 2002, will not have a
material effect on the Group's earnings.



United Transport is in the business of transportation, logistics and warehousing
of dangerous goods in Australia.  Brambles Project Services is a provider of
project management services in the heavy transportation sector.




15 March 2002

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For further information, contact:


London


Media:               Richard Mountain, Financial Dynamics    +44 (0) 20 7831 3113
Investor and Other:  Sue Scholes, Head of Investor Relations +44 (0) 20 7659 6012


Sydney



All Enquiries:          Ron Burke                             +61 (0) 2 9256 5255
                        Group General Manager, Corporate Affairs
                        Edna Carew
                        Group Manager Communications          +61 (0) 2 9256 5204




 The Brambles Industries Group is globally headquartered in Sydney, Australia.



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