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Thursday 16 May, 2002

Brambles Industries

Holding(s) in Company

Brambles Industries PLC
16 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

     16 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 16 May 2002

                      Details of Registered Holders                                              
                      Capital Guardian Trust Company                                      4.90%  
                      State Street Nominees Limited                         5,618,600            
                      Bank of New York Nominees                             779,881              
                      Chase Nominees Limited                                14,616,778           
                      BT Globenet Nominees Ltd.                             197,000              
                      Midland Bank plc                                      6,305,800            
                      Bankers Trust                                         1,692,500            
                      Barclays Bank, Barclays Global Securities Services    667,300              
                      Citibank London                                       468,359              
                      Nortrust Nominees                                     4,488,900            
                      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                                                 35,452,608           
                      Capital International Limited                                       2.04%  
                      State Street Nominees Limited                         533,481              
                      Bank of New York Nominees                             1,509,791            
                      Chase Nominees Limited                                3,575,838            
                      Midland Bank plc                                      283,198              
                      Bankers Trust                                         2,984,269            
                      Barclays Bank, Barclays Global Securities Services    152,700              
                      Citibank London                                       96,426               
                      Morgan Guaranty                                       252,945              
                      Nortrust Nominees                                     2,645,096            
                      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                                      453,600              
                      HSBC Bank plc                                         685,100              
                      Northern Trust AVFC                                   220,400              
                      KAS UK                                                36,715               
                      Mellon Nominees (UK) Limited                          299,000              
                      Bank One London                                       298,180              
                      Clydesdale Bank plc                                   105,800              
                      Total                                                 14,756,125           
                      Capital International S.A.                                          1.49%  
                      State Street Nominees Limited                         344,200              
                      Bank of New York Nominees                             77,500               
                      Chase Nominees Limited                                4,581,754            
                      Credit Suisse London Branch                           83,000               
                      Midland Bank plc                                      1,296,300            
                      Barclays Bank, Barclays Global Securities Services    905,400              
                      Citibank London                                       36,000               
                      Nortrust Nominees                                     23,700               
                      Morgan Stanley                                        26,500               
                      Royal Bank of Scotland                                2,401,326            
                      State Street Bank & Trust Co.                         35,000               
                      National Westminster Bank                             213,300              
                      Lloyds Bank                                           38,256               
                      RBSTB Nominees Ltd.                                   140,500              
                      Citibank NA                                           53,300               
                      Deutsche Bank AG                                      311,100              
                      HSBC Bank plc                                         189,140              
                      Total                                                 10,756,176           
                      Capital International Inc.                                          0.09%  
                      State Street Nominees Limited                         128,498              
                      Bank of New York Nominees                             24,800               
                      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                                                 669,098              
                      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                                

                      This information is provided by RNS
            The company news service from the London Stock Exchange