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Tuesday 10 August, 2004

Brambles Industries

Management Structure

Brambles Industries PLC
10 August 2004

Brambles Industries plc
Registered number: 4134697

Media release

10 August 2004

               Brambles further streamlines management structure

Brambles today announced a consolidation of its management structure to further
intensify focus on its regional operations while enhancing organisational

This follows a review of the head office functions of both Cleanaway and
Brambles Industrial Services. The review confirmed there was a considerable
degree of overlap between the two businesses which, with the reducing
requirements of the regional Cleanaway operations for functional head office
support, provided the opportunity to consolidate the management structure.

Effective immediately, Jean-Louis Laurent, CEO of Brambles Industrial Services,
will assume additional responsibility for Cleanaway's UK and Asia-Pacific
operations. Gerben Westra, CEO of Cleanaway, will remain a Director of the UK
business and have as a key responsibility the further development of Cleanaway's
operations in Germany and the Baltic States until he leaves the group in July

Cleanaway's international headquarters in London will close later this calendar

Brambles Chief Executive Officer, David Turner, said: 'Gerben has contributed
significantly to the development of Cleanaway during his 11 years with the
group, a period in which Cleanaway has grown substantially to become a leading,
international waste management business. We are very grateful to him for his
considerable contribution.'
The costs associated with the reorganisation will be treated as an operating
expense in the current financial year, and will be offset by savings of a
similar amount.

Brambles' global headquarters is in Sydney, Australia

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

John Hobson, Head of Investor Relations             +61 (0) 2 9256 5216
                                                    +61 (0) 414 239 188 (mobile)

Jeannette McLoughlin                                +61 (0) 2 9256 5255
Group General Manager Corporate Communications      +61 (0) 401 990 425 (mobile)

Notes for editors

Cleanaway is a leading waste management operator, with businesses in the UK,
Germany, Australia, New Zealand and Asia. It has operations in all segments of
the waste management industry, including municipal, commercial and industrial
collection, recycling, and waste treatment and disposal.

Brambles Industrial Services
Brambles Industrial Services provides on-site and off-site services to many of
the world's leaders in the steel, metals and minerals, coal, oil and gas, and
manufacturing and processing industries. It operates in Australia and, in the
northern hemisphere, the UK, continental Europe and the USA.


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