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Wednesday 09 April, 2003

Brambles Industries

Response to Press Comment

Brambles Industries PLC
09 April 2003


Brambles Industries

In response to a newspaper article in 'The Australian' this morning, Brambles
can confirm that Recall as a part of its growth strategy looks at the merit or
otherwise of acquiring Information Management businesses as they become
available.  The Information Management business of Hays plc in the UK may fall
into this category.

9 April 2003

For further information, contact:

UK

Investor    Sue Scholes, Head of Investor Relations                          +44 (0) 20 7659 6012
Media       Richard Mountain, Financial Dynamics                             +44 (0) 20 7269 7291

Australia

Investor    John Hobson, Head of Investor Relations                          +61 (0) 414 239 188
Media       Jeannette McLoughlin, Group General Manager,                     +61 (0) 2 9256 5255
            Corporate Communications                                         Mobile +61 (0) 401 990 425

Brambles Industries is globally headquartered in Australia

Notes to editors

Brambles is a leading global support services provider with operations in 40
countries across Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific.  With full year 2002
turnover of approximately £3 billion, operating profit of more than £400 million
and assets of £3.7 billion, it employs some 31,000 personnel worldwide.  Its key
global businesses are CHEP, CLEANAWAY and RECALL.



•  CHEP is the world's pioneer and leader in the provision of
pallet pooling services.  CHEP pallets facilitate the efficient operation of
supply chains for most of the developed world's leading international FMCG (Fast
Moving Consumer Goods) companies.  These companies require the fast availability
of high quality pallets and other types of standard loading equipment and
transit packaging wherever they operate.  CHEP meets this need through its
global reach and scale, combined with its proven logistics and supply chain
management capability and its established pallet pools and infrastructure in
more than 30 countries.

•  CLEANAWAY is a leader in the collection, sorting,
recycling, transfer and disposal of waste, particularly in UK, Germany and
Australia. Through Cleanaway Germany, it is one of the largest paper recycling
and trading businesses in Europe.

•  RECALL is a global business managing physical and digital documents through 
their entire life cycle.


It also has a number of other global and regional businesses, such as Industrial
Services, Meineke Car Care Centers and Interlake Material Handling.


The combined group was formed in August 2001, when Brambles Industries plc,
previously the support services activities of GKN plc, was listed in London and
then combined in a Dual Listed Company structure with Brambles Industries
Limited of Australia.  The two companies were previously joint venture partners.


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