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Wednesday 31 August, 2005

Brambles Industries

Directorate Change

Brambles Industries PLC
31 August 2005

Brambles Industries plc

31 August 2005

                    Changes to Brambles Board and Committees

Brambles announced today that, as part of its ongoing process of orderly Board
renewal, various changes are to be made to the composition of the Board and its
committees.
The Chairman of Brambles, Mr Don Argus, said: 'During the past 18 months, the
Board has announced the appointment of four highly regarded Non-executive
Directors - Jac Nasser, Stephen Johns, Hans-Olaf Henkel and, most recently, Luke
Mayhew.
'This has allowed for the integration of fresh thinking to the Brambles Board
while, at the same time, retaining corporate memory that is so valuable in our
business.
'Today, recognising the progress which has been made, we announce a further
phase in the development of the Brambles Board, with three valued Non-executive
Directors to retire from the Board over the next 15 months.
'Their skills and capabilities have been invaluable as we have dealt with the
complex task of integrating the various business functions in the dual listed
companies structure,' Mr Argus said.
Details of the changes are as follows:

BOARD
Mr Allan McDonald will retire as a Non-executive Director at the conclusion of
the 2005 annual general meetings.
Sir David Lees will stand for re-election at the 2005 annual general meetings,
but will retire as a Non-executive Director at the conclusion of the 2006 annual
general meetings.
Mr Mark Burrows will retire as a Non-executive Director at the conclusion of the
2006 annual general meetings.

AUDIT COMMITTEE
Mr McDonald, currently Chairman of the Audit Committee, will retire from that
role on 31 August 2005. Mr McDonald will remain a member of the Audit Committee
and the Board until the conclusion of the 2005 annual general meetings. He will
respond to questions at the 2005 annual general meetings on the 2005 financial
statements, if required.
Mr Stephen Johns, who has been a Non-executive Director of Brambles and a member
of the Audit Committee since August 2004, will succeed Mr McDonald as Chairman
of the Committee.

REMUNERATION COMMITTEE
Sir David Lees, currently Chairman of the Remuneration Committee, will retire as
Chairman and as a member of the Remuneration Committee on 31 August 2005. Sir
David will respond to questions at the 2005 annual general meetings on the 2005
Remuneration Report, if required.
Mr Luke Mayhew, who was appointed a Non-executive Director of Brambles on 23
August 2005 and is currently a member of the Remuneration Committee, will
succeed Sir David as Chairman of the Remuneration Committee.
Mr Mark Burrows, currently a member of the Committee, will also retire as a
member of the Remuneration Committee at the conclusion of the 2005 annual
general meetings.

NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE
Mr Jac Nasser AO has been appointed to the Nominations Committee.

For further information:

UK

Investor    Sue Scholes                            +44 (0) 20 7659 6012
            Head of Investor Relations

Media       Richard Mountain                       +44 (0) 20 7269 7291
            Financial Dynamics

Australia

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

Media        Michael Sharp                       +61 (0) 2 9256 5255
             Vice President Corporate Affairs    +61 (0) 439 470 145 (mobile)


                Brambles is globally headquartered in Australia




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