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Wednesday 29 January, 2003

Brambles Industries

Holding(s) in Company

Brambles Industries PLC
29 January 2003



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

     28 January 2003

12)  Total holding following this notification


13)  Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification


14)  Any additional information

     This notice relates to the increase in holding of Capital

     Research and Management Company from 4.45% to 5.15%

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 January 2003

Details of Registered Holders

Capital Guardian Trust Company                                                                  5.12%

Bank of New York Nominees                                                       784,781
Nortrust Nominees                                                             4,407,300
ROY Nominees Limited                                                             40,500
Citibank NA                                                                      28,000
MSS Nominees Limited                                                             50,000
Royal Bank of Scotland                                                           27,200
Mellon Nominees (UK) Limited                                                    650,790
Citibank London                                                                 468,359
Barclays Bank, Barclays Global                                                  667,300
   Securities Services
Bankers Trust                                                                 1,687,100
Midland Bank plc                                                              6,437,300
Chase Nominees Limited                                                       15,098,278
State Street Nominees Limited                                                 6,313,200
BT Globenet Nominees Ltd.                                                       408,944

     Total                                                                   37,069,052

Capital International Limited                                                                   2.54%

Bank One London                                                                 321,780
Lloyds Bank                                                                      97,700
Citibank NA                                                                      89,100
Deutsche Bank AG                                                                548,200
HSBC Bank plc                                                                   824,800
Mellon Bank N.A.                                                                370,804
Northern Trust AVFC                                                             246,800
State Street Bank & Trust Co                                                    335,686
Mellon Nominees (UK) Limited                                                    299,000
Barclays Bank, Barclays Global                                                  225,100
   Securities Services
KAS UK                                                                           31,415
MSS Nominees Limited                                                            194,000
Royal Bank of Scotland                                                           39,500
Nortrust Nominees                                                             2,670,604
Citibank London                                                                 286,500
Bankers Trust                                                                 1,949,668
Midland Bank plc                                                                236,500
Chase Nominees Limited                                                        4,159,476
Bank of New York Nominees                                                     4,533,450
State Street Nominees Limited                                                   571,181
Clydesdale Bank plc                                                             114,800
Morgan Guaranty                                                                 246,045

     Total                                                                   18,392,109

Capital International S.A.                                                                      1.74%

HSBC Bank plc                                                                   324,940
State Street Bank & Trust Co.                                                    44,300
National Westminster Bank                                                       236,000
Lloyds Bank                                                                      58,156
RBSTB Nominees Ltd.                                                              63,400
J.P. Morgan                                                                   1,215,136
Deutsche Bank AG                                                                439,946
Citibank London                                                                  36,000
Citibank NA                                                                      53,300
Royal Bank of Scotland                                                        2,521,497
Morgan Stanley                                                                   40,300
State Street Nominees Limited                                                    40,900
Brown Bros.                                                                     150,700
Barclays Bank, Barclays Global                                                1,467,400
   Securities Services
Midland Bank plc                                                              1,095,500
Credit Suisse London Branch                                                      93,600
Chase Nominees Limited                                                        4,620,718
Bank of New York Nominees                                                        77,500
Nortrust Nominees                                                                36,200

     Total                                                                   12,615,493

Capital International Inc.                                                                      0.57%

Chase Nominees Limited                                                          131,700
HSBC Bank plc                                                                    32,000
Deutsche Bank AG                                                                 30,000
RBSTB Nominees Ltd.                                                              93,600
State Street Bank & Trust Co                                                    441,000
Royal Bank of Scotland                                                          378,400
Nortrust Nominees                                                               471,426
Citibank London                                                                  14,300
Midland Bank plc                                                                231,600
Bank of New York Nominees                                                       205,600
State Street Nominees Limited                                                 2,047,300
Bankers Trust                                                                    19,000

     Total                                                                    4,095,926

Capital Research and Management Company                                                         5.15%

State Street Nominees Limited                                                 2,900,000
Chase Nominees Limited                                                       34,389,434

     Total                                                                   37,289,434

                      This information is provided by RNS
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