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Thursday 02 May, 2002

Brambles Industries

Holding(s) in Company

Brambles Industries PLC
2 May 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

     Not advised

6)   Percentage of issued class

     Not advised

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

     1 May 2002

12)  Total holding following this notification


13)  Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification


14)  Any additional information


15)  Name of contact and telephone number for queries

     Sandra Walters  - 020 7659 6039

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

     Lorraine Young, Company Secretary

     Date of notification 2 May 2002

Details of Registered Holders

Capital Guardian Trust Company      

State Street Nominees Limited                                5,683,600

Bank of New York Nominees                                      778,081

Chase Nominees Limited                                      14,763,228

BT Globenet Nominees Limited                                   197,000

Midland Bank plc                                             6,232,400

Bankers Trust                                                1,634,800

Barclays Bank, Barclays Global Securities Services             667,300

Citibank London                                                468,359

Nortrust Nominees                                            4,471,600

Royal Bank of Scotland                                          21,200

MSS Nominees Limited                                            50,000

Citibank NA                                                     28,000

ROY Nominees Limited                                            40,500

Mellon Nominees (UK) Limited                                   477,790

     Total                                                  35,513,858

Capital International Limited                                             2.02%

State Street Nominees Limited                                  569,581

Bank of New York Nominees                                    1,590,391

Chase Nominees Limited                                       3,163,338

Midland Bank plc                                               264,900

Bankers Trust                                                2,997,269

Barclays Bank, Barclays Global Securities Services             152,700

Citibank London                                                100,326

Morgan Guaranty                                                258,545

Nortrust Nominees                                            2,773,696

Royal Bank of Scotland                                          39,500

MSS Nominees Limited                                           194,000

State Street Bank & Trust Co                                   253,186

Lloyds Bank                                                     94,300

Citibank NA                                                     42,600

Deutsche Bank AG                                               455,700

HSBC Bank plc                                                  698,000

Northern Trust AVFC                                            220,400

KAS UK                                                          42,215

Mellon Nominees (UK) Limited                                   299,000

Bank One London                                                298,180

Clydesdale Bank plc                                            105,800

     Total                                                  14,613,627

Capital International S.A.                                                1.47%

State Street Nominees Limited                                  344,200

Bank of New York Nominees                                       68,800

Chase Nominees Limited                                       4,478,954

Credit Suisse London Branch                                     83,000

Midland Bank plc                                             1,298,100

Barclays Bank, Barclays Global Securities Services             905,400

Citibank London                                                 36,000

Nortrust Nominees                                               23,700

Morgan Stanley                                                  26,500

Royal Bank of Scotland                                       2,402,726

State Street Bank & Trust Co.                                   35,000

National Westminster Bank                                      213,300

Lloyds Bank                                                     41,356

RBSTB Nominees Limited                                         135,200

Citibank NA                                                     53,300

Deutsche Bank AG                                               328,800

HSBC Bank plc                                                  189,140

     Total                                                  10,663,476

Capital International Inc.                                                0.09%

State Street Nominees Limited                                  136,798

Bank of New York Nominees                                       27,800

Midland Bank plc                                                35,500

Deutsche Bank Mannheim                                          45,000

Bankers Trust                                                   19,000

Citibank London                                                 14,300

Nortrust Nominees                                              290,000

State Street Bank & Trust Co                                    82,000

Deutsche Bank AG                                                30,000

     Total                                                     680,398

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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