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Monday 24 May, 2004

Brambles Industries

Directorate Change

Brambles Industries PLC
24 May 2004

Brambles Industries plc
Registered number: 4134697
24 May 2004

               Stephen Johns appointed as Non-executive Director

Brambles today announced that Mr Stephen Johns will join the Board as a
Non-executive Director, effective 1 August 2004.

Mr Johns has had a long and distinguished career as a senior Executive and
Director of the Westfield Group, the world's largest listed retail property
group, with significant operations in Australia, New Zealand, the United States
and the United Kingdom.

Mr Johns was Finance Director of the Westfield Group from 1985 until 2002, when
he was appointed to the role of Executive Director, Capital Markets. In late
2003, he became a Non-Executive Director of Westfield Holdings, Westfield Trust
and Westfield America Trust and, since then, has had an advisory role with
respect to the financial affairs of the Westfield Group.

At Westfield, Mr Johns established a strong relationship with the investment
community and had extensive experience in developing and implementing corporate
strategy, with particular expertise in financial and capital management.

He holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from the University of Sydney and is a
fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.

Commenting on the appointment, Mr Don Argus, Chairman of Brambles, said: 'We
welcome the addition of Stephen Johns to the Brambles Board. In addition to the
obvious capabilities and experience Stephen brings to Brambles, this represents
a further important step in the Board's ongoing program of renewal, announced in
November 2003, and follows the announcement in March this year of the
appointment of Jac Nasser to the Brambles Board.'

For further information

Investor Sue Scholes, Head of Investor Relations +44 (0) 20 7659 6012
Media Richard Mountain, Financial Dynamics +44 (0) 20 7269 7291

Investor John Hobson +61 (0) 2 9256 5216
Head of Investor Relations +61 (0) 414 239 188 (mobile)
Media Jeannette McLoughlin +61 (0) 2 9256 5255
Group General Manager Corporate Communications +61 (0) 401 990 425 (mobile)

             Brambles' global headquarters is in Sydney, Australia

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