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Friday 11 July, 2003

Brambles Industries

Holding(s) in Company

Brambles Industries PLC
11 July 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

     Not advised

11)  Date company informed

     10 July 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 Research and

     Management Company from 4.29% to 3.91%

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 July 2003

Details of Registered Holders

Capital Guardian Trust Company                                                            3.29%

State Street Nominees Limited                                                 4,025,700
Bank of New York Nominees                                                       453,781
Chase Nominees Limited                                                        9,326,670
BT Globenet Nominees Ltd.                                                       286,344
Midland Bank plc                                                              4,166,600
Bankers Trust                                                                 1,078,300
Barclays Bank, Barclays Global                                                  533,800

   Securities Services
Citibank London                                                                 315,159
Nortrust Nominees                                                             3,136,300
Royal Bank of Scotland                                                            8,800
MSS Nominees Limited                                                             18,000
ROY Nominees Limited                                                             28,700
Mellon Nominees (UK) Limited                                                    478,590
     Total                                                                   23,856,744

Capital International Limited                                                             2.64%

State Street Nominees Limited                                                   571,181
Bank of New York Nominees                                                     4,519,710
Northern Trust                                                                  205,515
Chase Nominees Limited                                                        4,778,859
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                                                                   19,105,980

Capital International S.A.                                                                1.47%

State Street Nominees Limited                                                    40,900
Bank of New York Nominees                                                        68,800
Chase Nominees Limited                                                        3,512,376
Credit Suisse London Branch                                                      93,600
Midland Bank plc                                                                883,900
Barclays Bank, Barclays Global                                                  955,900

   Securities Services
Citibank London                                                                  36,000
Brown Bros.                                                                     128,500
Nortrust Nominees                                                                36,200
Morgan Stanley                                                                   40,300
Royal Bank of Scotland                                                        2,363,497
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.                                                             120,800
Citibank NA                                                                      53,300
Deutsche Bank AG                                                                401,746
HSBC Bank plc                                                                   324,940
     Total                                                                   10,614,351

Capital International Inc.                                                                0.24%

State Street Nominees Limited                                                   968,000
Bank of New York Nominees                                                        30,900
Chase Nominees Limited                                                           67,100
Midland Bank plc                                                                196,100
Bankers Trust                                                                    19,000
Nortrust Nominees                                                               138,526
Royal Bank of Scotland                                                          213,800
State Street Bank & Trust Co                                                     39,100
RBSTB Nominees Ltd.                                                              39,300
HSBC Bank plc                                                                    32,000
     Total                                                                    1,743,826

Capital Research and Management Company                                                   3.91%

State Street Nominees Limited                                                 2,542,500
Chase Nominees Limited                                                       25,755,478
     Total                                                                   28,297,978

                      This information is provided by RNS
            The company news service from the London Stock Exchange