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Tuesday 06 September, 2005

Brambles Industries

Brambles management changes

Brambles Industries PLC
06 September 2005


6 September 2005

                     Brambles announces management changes
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Brambles today announced a number of management changes.

Mark Luby, President, CHEP Europe, Asia Pacific and Africa, will return to
Australia to take up the new position of Senior Vice President Business
Development in Brambles.

Dave Mezzanotte, currently President of CHEP Americas, will assume a new role of
Chief Operating Officer (COO) of CHEP and be responsible for CHEP's operational
activities around the world.

The Chief Executive Officer of Brambles, David Turner, said: 'Mark will work
with me in his new role and continue to be a member of the Brambles Executive
Committee.

'Dave will retain responsibility for CHEP USA and each of CHEP's principal
regions - Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa, Canada and Latin America - will now
report to him.'

Mr Turner said the regionalisation of CHEP had facilitated the identification
and implementation of a number of global best practice initiatives, coordinated
by global council leaders drawn from different CHEP businesses.

'This disciplined management approach, using tools such as Six Sigma, has
already achieved increased operational efficiency and improved asset control,'
he said. 'The new role of COO will support, encourage and build upon this
success.'

Miguel D'Cotta has been appointed President of CHEP Europe, reporting to Dave
Mezzanotte. Currently Senior Vice President Operations for CHEP Europe, Miguel
has almost 15 years' experience with CHEP.

'Mark, Dave and their teams have done an outstanding job with the sustainable
improvements already achieved,' Mr Turner said. 'Dave's experience and
leadership ability will allow us to build on this foundation and generate
further improvements in how CHEP operates, from both a shareholder and a
customer perspective.'

For further information, contact:

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

Australia
Investor    John Hobson, Head of Investor Relations    +61 (0)2 9256 5216
                                                       +61 (0)414 239 188
                                                       (mobile)
Media       Michael Sharp, Vice President Corporate    +61 (0)2 9256 5255
            Affairs                                    +61 (0)439 470 145
                                                       (mobile)


                Brambles is globally headquartered in Australia
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