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Wednesday 11 June, 2003

Brambles Industries

Holding(s) in Company

Brambles Industries PLC
11 June 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


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

     10 June 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 decrease in holding of Capital
     Guardian Trust Company from 4.01% to 3.97%

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 11 June 2003

Details of Registered Holders

Capital Guardian Trust Company                                    3.97%

State Street Nominees Limited                                 5,272,500
Bank of New York Nominees                                       537,199
Chase Nominees Limited                                       11,424,052
BT Globenet Nominees Ltd.                                       350,944
Midland Bank plc                                              4,802,700
Bankers Trust                                                 1,249,000
Barclays Bank, Barclays Global                                  569,200
   Securities Services
Citibank London                                                 365,059
Nortrust Nominees                                             3,485,500
Royal Bank of Scotland                                           21,600
MSS Nominees Limited                                             27,600
ROY Nominees Limited                                             33,300
Mellon Nominees (UK) Limited                                    658,790
     Total                                                   28,797,444

Capital International Limited                                     2.53%

State Street Nominees Limited                                   571,181
Bank of New York Nominees                                     4,528,910
Northern Trust                                                  205,515
Chase Nominees Limited                                        3,956,476
Midland Bank plc                                                236,500
Bankers Trust                                                 1,949,668
Barclays Bank, Barclays Global                                  225,100
   Securities Services
Citibank London                                                 375,600
Morgan Guaranty                                                 246,045
Nortrust Nominees                                             2,574,277
Royal Bank of Scotland                                           39,500
MSS Nominees Limited                                            194,000
State Street Bank & Trust Co                                    335,686
Lloyds Bank                                                      97,700
Deutsche Bank AG                                                548,200
HSBC Bank plc                                                   823,840
Mellon Bank N.A.                                                370,804
Northern Trust AVFC                                             246,800
KAS UK                                                           31,415
Mellon Nominees (UK) Limited                                    299,000
Bank One London                                                 321,780
Clydesdale Bank plc                                             114,800
     Total                                                   18,292,797

Capital International S.A.                                        1.49%

State Street Nominees Limited                                    40,900
Bank of New York Nominees                                        68,800
Chase Nominees Limited                                        3,524,918
Credit Suisse London Branch                                      93,600
Midland Bank plc                                                927,400
Barclays Bank, Barclays Global                                1,061,100
   Securities Services
Citibank London                                                  36,000
Brown Bros.                                                     132,700
Nortrust Nominees                                                36,200
Morgan Stanley                                                   40,300
Royal Bank of Scotland                                        2,395,997
J.P. Morgan                                                   1,215,136
State Street Bank & Trust Co.                                    44,300
National Westminster Bank                                       236,000
Lloyds Bank                                                      58,156
RBSTB Nominees Ltd.                                              63,400
Citibank NA                                                      53,300
Deutsche Bank AG                                                401,746
HSBC Bank plc                                                   324,940
     Total                                                   10,754,893

Capital International Inc.                                        0.31%

State Street Nominees Limited                                 1,186,300
Bank of New York Nominees                                        77,900
Chase Nominees Limited                                           79,600
Midland Bank plc                                                202,200
Bankers Trust                                                    19,000
Citibank London                                                  10,100
Nortrust Nominees                                               211,326
Royal Bank of Scotland                                          247,700
State Street Bank & Trust Co                                    121,400
RBSTB Nominees Ltd.                                              44,900
Deutsche Bank AG                                                  4,300
HSBC Bank plc                                                    32,000
     Total                                                    2,236,726

Capital Research and Management Company                           4.50%

State Street Nominees Limited                                 3,025,300
Chase Nominees Limited                                       29,514,134
     Total                                                   32,539,434

                      This information is provided by RNS
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