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Friday 24 October, 2003

Brambles Industries

Holding(s) in Company

Brambles Industries PLC
24 October 2003



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 below

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

      Not advised

11)   Date company informed

      23 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 24 October 2003

Nominee/Registered Holders                    Management Company       Holding

State Street Nominees Limited                 FMRCO                     13,600
Chase Manhattan Bank London                   FISL                   4,285,800
HSBC                                          FPM                      153,200
Chase Nominees Ltd                            FPM                    1,817,200
Northern Trust                                FPM                      703,300
Bank of New York London                       FPM                      254,500
Deutsche Bank                                 FPM                       50,000
Citibank                                      FPM                       54,900
HSBC Client Holdings Nominee (UK) Limited     FIL                   19,631,500
Chase Manhattan Bank London                   FIL                      881,099
Northern Trust                                FIL                    2,290,000
State Street Bank & Trust                     FIL                      258,300
Bank of New York London                       FIL                    1,198,900
Chase Nominees Ltd                            FIL                    2,652,900
Nortrust Nominees Ltd                         FIL                      756,100
Deutsche Bank                                 FIL                      216,700
Citibank                                      FIL                       41,100
Clydesdale Bank (Head Office)Nominees         FIL                      717,800
Mellon Nominees Ltd                           FIL                       74,200
Bank of New York, Brussels                    FIL                      104,700
Northern Trust London                         FIL                       84,000

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

    FISL  = Fidelity Investment Services Ltd, of which FIL is the parent

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