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Wednesday 29 May, 2002

Brambles Industries

Holding(s) in Company

Brambles Industries PLC
29 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


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


11)  Date company informed

     29 May 2002

12)  Total holding following this notification


13)  Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification


14)  Any additional information

     Notified that Capital Research and Management Company has decreased its

     holding from 5.40% to 4.93%

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

     Sandra Walters, Assistant Company Secretary

     Date of notification 29 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                                                  667,300

   Securities Services
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                                                                   2.02%

State Street Nominees Limited                                                   533,481
Bank of New York Nominees                                                     1,427,491
Chase Nominees Limited                                                        3,592,638
Midland Bank plc                                                                225,600
Bankers Trust                                                                 2,984,269
Barclays Bank, Barclays Global                                                  152,700

   Securities Services
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                                                                462,700
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                                                                   14,642,127

Capital International S.A.                                                                      1.56%

State Street Nominees Limited                                                   344,200
Bank of New York Nominees                                                        77,500
Chase Nominees Limited                                                        4,529,654
Credit Suisse London Branch                                                      83,000
Midland Bank plc                                                              1,296,300
Barclays Bank, Barclays Global                                                1,261,300

   Securities Services
Citibank London                                                                  36,000
Nortrust Nominees                                                                23,700
Morgan Stanley                                                                   26,500
Royal Bank of Scotland                                                        2,598,526
State Street Bank & Trust Co.                                                    35,000
National Westminster Bank                                                       213,300
Lloyds Bank                                                                      38,256
RBSTB Nominees Ltd.                                                             140,400
Citibank NA                                                                      53,300
Deutsche Bank AG                                                                311,100
HSBC Bank plc                                                                   189,140
     Total                                                                   11,257,176

Capital International Inc.                                                                      0.10%

State Street Nominees Limited                                                   128,498
Bank of New York Nominees                                                        97,586
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                                                                      741,884

Capital Research and Management Company                                                         4.93%

State Street Nominees Limited                                                 4,031,993
Chase Nominees Limited                                                       31,636,706
     Total                                                                   35,668,699

   EuroPacific Growth Fund

                 3.82%     27,636,706

                      This information is provided by RNS
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