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Wednesday 17 December, 2003

Brambles Industries

Holding(s) in Company

Brambles Industries PLC
17 December 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

     16 December 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 1.32% to 0.97%

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 17 December 2003

Details of Registered Holders

Capital Guardian Trust Company                                2.66%

State Street Nominees Limited                             3,971,000
Bank of New York Nominees                                   265,000
Chase Nominees Limited                                    8,529,622
BT Globenet Nominees Ltd.                                   227,700
Midland Bank plc                                          2,424,000
Bankers Trust                                               948,700
Barclays Bank, Barclays Global                              445,900
Securities Services
Citibank London                                              19,200
Nortrust Nominees                                         2,028,700
Royal Bank of Scotland                                        8,800
MSS Nominees Limited                                         18,000
ROY Nominees Limited                                         28,700
Mellon Nominees (UK) Limited                                326,890
                                            Total        19,242,212

Capital International Limited                                 2.70%

State Street Nominees Limited                               536,181
Bank of New York Nominees                                 4,424,331
Northern Trust                                              356,815
Chase Nominees Limited                                    4,790,459
Midland Bank plc                                            236,500
Bankers Trust                                             1,949,668
Barclays Bank, Barclays Global                              225,100
Securities Services
Citibank London                                             400,800
Morgan Guaranty                                             246,045
Nortrust Nominees                                         2,861,177
Royal Bank of Scotland                                       39,500
MSS Nominees Limited                                        194,000
State Street Bank & Trust Co                                363,586
Lloyds Bank                                                  97,700
Deutsche Bank AG                                            589,600
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        19,519,901

Capital International S.A.                                    1.42%

State Street Nominees Limited                                40,900
Bank of New York Nominees                                    68,800
Chase Nominees Limited                                    3,269,541
Credit Suisse London Branch                                  93,600
Midland Bank plc                                            883,900
Barclays Bank, Barclays Global                              955,900
Securities Services
Citibank London                                              46,800
Brown Bros.                                                 128,500
Nortrust Nominees                                            36,200
Morgan Stanley                                               40,300
Royal Bank of Scotland                                    2,202,197
J.P. Morgan                                               1,215,136
State Street Bank & Trust Co.                                51,400
National Westminster Bank                                   265,900
Lloyds Bank                                                  58,156
RBSTB Nominees Ltd.                                         120,800
Citibank NA                                                  53,300
Deutsche Bank AG                                            401,746
HSBC Bank plc                                               354,840
                                            Total        10,287,916

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                                            85,326
Royal Bank of Scotland                                      213,800
State Street Bank & Trust Co                                 39,100
RBSTB Nominees Ltd.                                          39,300
HSBC Bank plc                                               114,385
                                            Total         1,773,011

Capital Research and Management Company                       0.97%

Chase Nominees Limited                                    7,000,000
                                            Total         7,000,000

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