Brambles Industries PLC
24 May 2002
BRAMBLES INDUSTRIES ANNOUNCES CHANGE OF AUDITORS
In the last Annual Report Brambles stated that it would put its external audit
to tender and would confine the tendering parties to its current auditors,
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu,PricewaterhouseCoopers and Andersen.
The Board has today approved the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers as
auditors starting with the audit for 2001/02 year. The necessary regulatory
approvals have been obtained.
In announcing the appointment of the new auditor, the Board confirmed its policy
relating to the performance of non-audit work by auditors. Non audit work is
prohibited where independence may be compromised or conflicts arise. Any
proposals for the performance of non audit related work by
PricewaterhouseCoopers will require prior consultation with and approval of the
Audit Committee. Consultancy, IT implementation and internal audit work will
not be performed by PricewaterhouseCoopers.
24 May 2002
For further information, contact:
Media: Richard Mountain, Financial Dynamics +44 (0) 20 7831 3113
Investor and Other: Sue Scholes, Head of Investor Relations +44 (0) 20 7659 6012
All Enquiries: Ron Burke +61 (0) 2 9256 5255
Group General Manager, Corporate Affairs
Group Manager Communications +61 (0) 2 9256 5204
The Brambles Industries Group is globally headquartered in Sydney, Australia.
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