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Tuesday 07 October, 2003

Brambles Industries

Holding(s) in Company

Brambles Industries PLC
07 October 2003

SCHEDULE 10

NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES


1)    Name of company

      Brambles Industries plc

2)    Name of shareholder having a major interest

      FMR Corp. and its direct and indirect subsidiaries, and Fidelity
      International Limited (FIL) and its direct and indirect subsidiaries

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



      Funds under management (Non beneficial)

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


      N/A

8)    Percentage of issued class

      N/A


9)    Class of security

      Ordinary shares of 5p each

10)   Date of transaction

      Not advised


11)   Date company informed

      6 October 2003


12)   Total holding following this notification

      26,317,699

13)   Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification

      3.64%


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


Nominee/Registered Holders                 Management 
                                              Company

State Street Nominees Limited                   FMRCO                13,600
HSBC                                              FPM               129,000
Chase Nominees Ltd                                FPM             1,469,900
Northern Trust                                    FPM               436,700
HSBC Client Holdings Nominee (UK) Limited         FIL            19,631,500
Chase Manhattan Bank London                       FIL               669,499
Northern Trust                                    FIL               756,000
State Street Bank & Trust                         FIL                61,000
Bank of New York London                           FIL               334,400
Chase Nominees Ltd                                FIL             2,158,800
Nortrust Nominees Ltd                             FIL               657,300

NB  FMRCO = Fidelity Management & Research Company, of which
            FMR Corp is the parent company

    FPM = Fidelity Pension Management, of which FIL is the
          parent company


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