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Tuesday 07 October, 2003

Brambles Industries

Holding(s) in Company

Brambles Industries PLC
07 October 2003



1)    Name of company

      Brambles Industries plc

2)    Name of shareholder having a major interest

      Franklin Resources, Inc. and its affiliates

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 clients of Franklin Resources, Inc. and 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


8)    Percentage of issued class


9)    Class of security

      Ordinary shares of 5p each

10)   Date of transaction

      3 October 2003

11)   Date company informed

      6 October 2003

12)   Total holding following this notification


13)   Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification


14)   Any additional information


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 7 October 2003

Details of Registered Holders

Bank of New York, London                                   2,602,408
Chase Nominees Ltd                                        77,716,320
Citibank Nominees Ltd.                                     1,166,377
Clydesdale Bank PLC, Glasgow                               1,750,969
Deutsche Bank AG, London                                      80,000
HSBC London                                                  283,680
Mellon Bank NA                                             7,098,356
Northern Trust Company                                     3,605,464
Royal Trust Corp of Canada, London                         2,220,740
State Street Nominees Limited                             12,636,460

Total                                                    109,160,774

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