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Friday 11 November, 2005

Brambles Industries

Result of AGM

Brambles Industries PLC
11 November 2005


Brambles Industries plc
Company Number: 4134697

11 November 2005


                           FINAL POLL RESULTS FOR THE
            BRAMBLES INDUSTRIES LIMITED AND BRAMBLES INDUSTRIES PLC
                            ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGS
           HELD ON 25 OCTOBER 2005 AND 11 NOVEMBER 2005, RESPECTIVELY

Following the Annual General Meetings of Brambles Industries plc held in London
on 25 October 2005 and Brambles Industries Limited held in Sydney on 11 November
2005, we advise that each resolution set out in the Notice of Meeting was
carried by the required majority.

In accordance with the requirements of Brambles' dual listed companies
structure, each resolution was determined on a poll. The results of the poll
held on each resolution are set out in Appendix 1.

The final proxy position for each of Brambles Industries Limited and Brambles
Industries plc on each resolution (excluding the proxy votes carried from one
meeting to the other meeting by the Special Voting Shares) is detailed in
Appendix 2.

Details of the companies' and Group issued share capital is detailed in Appendix
3.



Craig van der Laan
Company Secretary
Brambles Industries plc

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

Appendix 1

Results of Poll on Resolutions at 2005 Brambles Annual General Meetings

      --------------         ----------  ------  ----------  ------  ----------
      Resolution             For              %  Against          %  Abstain
 ---- --------------         ----------  ------  ----------  ------  ----------
  1   Receive the Reports &  882,486,365 99.92%     662,833   0.08%  34,862,846
 ---- Financial Statements   ----------  ------  ----------  ------  ----------
      of BIL
      --------------
  2   Receive the Reports    882,681,010 99.93%     655,567   0.07%  34,674,467
 ---- and                    ----------  ------  ----------  ------  ----------
      Accounts of BIP
      --------------
  3   Approval of Brambles'  898,242,109 99.25%   6,748,296   0.75%  13,025,291
 ---- Remuneration Report    ----------  ------  ----------  ------  ----------
      --------------
  4   Election of Mr H-O     906,270,207 99.32%   6,248,724   0.68%   5,511,693
 ---- Henkel to the Board of ----------  ------  ----------  ------  ----------
      BIL
      --------------
  5   Election of Mr H-O     906,255,458 99.29%   6,501,676   0.71%   5,272,375
 ---- Henkel to the Board of ----------  ------   ---------  ------  ----------
      BIP
      --------------
  6   Election of Mr C L     913,630,172 99.57%   3,954,834   0.43%     425,923
 ---- Mayhew to the Board of ----------  ------   ---------  ------  ----------
      BIL
      --------------
  7   Election of Mr C L     913,585,152 99.57%   3,956,913   0.43%     468,864
 ---- Mayhew to the Board of ----------  ------   ---------  ------  ----------
      BIP
      --------------
  8   Re-election of Mr D R  912,972,722 99.49%   4,663,467   0.51%     393,320
 ---- Argus to the Board of  ----------  ------   ---------  ------  ----------
      BIL
      --------------
  9   Re-election of Mr D R  903,844,576 99.49%   4,672,354   0.51%     472,414
 ---- Argus to the Board of  ----------  ------   ---------- ------- ----------
      BIP
      --------------
 10   Re-election of Sir     900,257,799 99.15%   7,697,417   0.85%   1,035,243
 ---- David Lees to the      ----------  ------   ---------  ------  ----------
      Board of BIL
      --------------
 11   Re-election of Sir     900,104,291 99.14%   7,842,585   0.86%   1,043,583
----- David Lees to the      ----------  ------   ---------- ------  ----------
      Board of BIP
      --------------
 12   Re-appointment of      907,893,396 99.92%     726,847   0.08%     354,444
----- PricewaterhouseCoopers ----------  ------   ---------- ------  ----------
      LLP
      as auditors of BIP
      -----------------
 13   Authorise Directors to 907,620,488 99.90%     914,187   0.10%     431,089
----- set                    ----------  ------   ---------- ------- ----------
      Auditors' fees
      -----------------
 14   General authority to   904,994,500 99.73%    2,436,877  0.27%   1,529,257
----- allot                  ----------  ------   ----------  ------ ----------
      shares in BIP
      -----------------
 15   Disapplication of      903,821,772 99.78%    1,964,363  0.22%   1,874,605
----- pre-emption            ----------  ------   ----------  ------ ----------
      rights in BIP *
      -----------------
 16   General authority to   905,715,194 99.94%      567,099  0.06%   1,382,524
----- buy back               ----------  ------   ----------  ------ ----------
      shares in BIP *
      -----------------
      BIL RESULT
----- -----------------      ----------  ------   ---------- -------  ----------
 17   Amendment of articles  541,843,293 99.91%      473,856   0.09%  1,631,202
----- of association of BIP  ----------  ------   ---------- -------  ----------
      *
      -----------------
      BIP RESULT
----- -----------------      ----------  -------  ---------- -------  ----------
 17   Amendment of articles  361,123,703 99.74%      941,830   0.26%   1,653,679
----- of association of BIP  ----------  -------  ---------- -------  ----------
      *
      -----------------
      BIL RESULT
----- -----------------      ----------  ------  ---------- -------   ----------
 18   Amendment of           541,812,511 99.91%     468,437    0.09%   1,664,631
----- constitution of BIL *  ----------  ------  ---------- -------   ----------
      -----------------
      BIP RESULT
----- -----------------      ----------  ------  ---------- -------   ----------
 18   Amendment of           361,107,287 99.74%    943,391    0.26%   1,668,534
----- constitution of BIL *  ----------  ------  ---------- -------   ----------
      -----------------
* Special resolution

Because of the nature of the dual listed companies' structure, the poll results
for each company on joint electorate actions are identical. Resolutions 1 - 16
are joint electorate matters and the votes above include those cast by
shareholders of both Brambles Industries plc and Brambles Industries Limited.
Resolutions 17 and 18 are class rights actions, which were carried by the
required majority at each of the Brambles Industries plc and the Brambles
Industries Limited meetings.


Appendix 2


Final Proxy Position

                                                      ------------  ------------
                                                     BIL           BIP
                                                     ------------  ------------
-----------------------------------------------
1 Receipt of financial statements and reports of BIL
-----------------------------------------------
Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all
proxies
validly appointed                                    552,932,892   363,481,228
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the
appointments specified that the proxy:                ------------  ------------
----------------------------
was to vote for the resolution                       520,278,821   350,799,862
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
was to vote against the resolution                        90,688       571,345
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
was to abstain on the resolution                      23,487,902    11,369,082
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
may vote at the proxy's discretion                     9,075,481       740,939
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
2 Receive the Reports and Accounts of BIP
-----------------------------------------------
Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all
proxies
validly appointed                                    552,932,892   363,481,228
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the
appointments specified that the proxy:                ------------  ------------
----------------------------
was to vote for the resolution                       520,381,141   350,805,809
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
was to vote against the resolution                        86,189       568,578
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
was to abstain on the resolution                      23,305,051    11,364,554
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
may vote at the proxy's discretion                     9,160,511       742,287
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
3 Approval of Brambles' Remuneration Report
-----------------------------------------------
Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all
proxies
validly appointed                                    552,932,892   363,481,228
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the
appointments specified that the proxy:                ------------  ------------
----------------------------
was to vote for the resolution                       539,420,033   347,411,481
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
was to vote against the resolution                     3,265,677     3,387,114
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
was to abstain on the resolution                       1,056,965    11,921,306
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
may vote at the proxy's discretion                     9,190,217       761,327
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
4 Election of Mr H-O Henkel to the Board of BIL
-----------------------------------------------
Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all
proxies
validly appointed                                    552,932,892   363,481,228
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the
appointments specified that the proxy:                ------------  ------------
----------------------------
was to vote for the resolution                       539,265,627   355,427,987
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
was to vote against the resolution                     3,795,124     2,450,000
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
was to abstain on the resolution                         673,733     4,806,037
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
may vote at the proxy's discretion                     9,198,408       797,204
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
5 Election of Mr H-O Henkel to the Board of BIP
-----------------------------------------------
Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all
proxies
validly appointed                                    552,932,892   363,481,228
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the
appointments specified that the proxy:                ------------  ------------
----------------------------
was to vote for the resolution                       539,183,761   355,427,689
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
was to vote against the resolution                     3,805,178     2,692,898
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
was to abstain on the resolution                         677,670     4,564,897
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
may vote at the proxy's discretion                     9,266,283       795,744
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
6 Election of Mr C L Mayhew to the Board of BIL
-----------------------------------------------
Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all
proxies
validly appointed                                    552,932,892   363,481,228
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the
appointments specified that the proxy:                ------------  ------------
----------------------------
was to vote for the resolution                       540,314,803   361,658,736
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
was to vote against the resolution                     3,008,433       945,401
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
was to abstain on the resolution                         359,234        53,663
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
may vote at the proxy's discretion                     9,250,422       823,428
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
7 Election of Mr C L Mayhew to the Board of BIP
-----------------------------------------------
Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all
proxies
validly appointed                                    552,932,892   363,481,228
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the
appointments specified that the proxy:                ------------  ------------
----------------------------
was to vote for the resolution                       540,225,438   361,681,579
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
was to vote against the resolution                     3,012,274       942,839
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
was to abstain on the resolution                         398,550        59,088
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
may vote at the proxy's discretion                     9,296,630       797,722
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------

8 Re-election of Mr D R Argus to the Board of BIL
-----------------------------------------------
Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all
proxies
validly appointed                                    552,932,892   363,481,228
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the
appointments specified that the proxy:                ------------  ------------
----------------------------
was to vote for the resolution                       539,888,550   361,618,058
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
was to vote against the resolution                     3,609,765       995,137
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
was to abstain on the resolution                         278,183        53,581
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
may vote at the proxy's discretion                     9,156,394       814,452
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
9 Re-election of Mr D R Argus to the Board of BIP
-----------------------------------------------
Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all
proxies
validly appointed                                    543,892,727   363,481,228
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the
appointments specified that the proxy:                ------------  ------------
----------------------------
was to vote for the resolution                       530,683,543   361,650,300
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
was to vote against the resolution                     3,620,350       993,439
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
was to abstain on the resolution                         366,570        45,288
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
may vote at the proxy's discretion                     9,222,264       792,201
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
10 Re-election of Sir David Lees to the Board of BIL
-----------------------------------------------
Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all
proxies
validly appointed                                    543,892,727   363,481,228
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the
appointments specified that the proxy:                ------------  ------------
----------------------------
was to vote for the resolution                       528,395,674   360,073,779
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
was to vote against the resolution                     5,756,129     1,903,264
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
was to abstain on the resolution                         446,104       563,902
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
may vote at the proxy's discretion                     9,294,820       940,283
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
11 Re-election of Sir David Lees to the Board of BIP
-----------------------------------------------
Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all
proxies
validly appointed                                    543,892,727   363,481,228
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the
appointments specified that the proxy:                ------------  ------------
----------------------------
was to vote for the resolution                       528,345,464   360,089,389
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
was to vote against the resolution                     5,752,107     2,052,454
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
was to abstain on the resolution                         460,959       558,387
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
may vote at the proxy's discretion                     9,334,197       780,998
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
12 Re-appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as auditors of BIP
-----------------------------------------------
Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all
proxies
validly appointed                                    543,892,727   363,481,228
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the
appointments specified that the proxy:                ------------  ------------
----------------------------
was to vote for the resolution                       534,074,235   362,205,374
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
was to vote against the resolution                       242,455       433,683
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
was to abstain on the resolution                         266,177        35,953
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
may vote at the proxy's discretion                     9,309,860       806,218
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
13 Authorise Directors to set auditors' fees
-----------------------------------------------
Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all
proxies
validly appointed                                    543,892,727   363,481,228
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the
appointments specified that the proxy:                ------------  ------------
----------------------------
was to vote for the resolution                       533,861,335   362,258,069
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
was to vote against the resolution                       412,729       424,745
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
was to abstain on the resolution                         363,629        40,913
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
may vote at the proxy's discretion                     9,255,034       757,501
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
14 General authority to allot shares in BIP
-----------------------------------------------
Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all
proxies
validly appointed                                    543,892,727   363,481,228
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the
appointments specified that the proxy:                ------------  ------------
----------------------------
was to vote for the resolution                       531,360,345   361,870,616
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
was to vote against the resolution                     1,596,657       799,879
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
was to abstain on the resolution                       1,471,983        29,842
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
may vote at the proxy's discretion                     9,463,742       780,891
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
15 Disapplication of pre-emption rights in BIP
-----------------------------------------------
Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all
proxies
validly appointed                                    542,574,569   363,481,228
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the
appointments specified that the proxy:                ------------  ------------
----------------------------
was to vote for the resolution                       529,610,480   362,334,064
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
was to vote against the resolution                     1,662,783       280,361
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
was to abstain on the resolution                       1,765,352        47,464
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
may vote at the proxy's discretion                     9,535,954       819,339
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
16 General authority to buy back shares in BIP
-----------------------------------------------
Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all
proxies
validly appointed                                    542,574,569   363,481,228
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the
appointments specified that the proxy:                ------------  ------------
----------------------------
was to vote for the resolution                       531,281,358   362,562,370
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
was to vote against the resolution                       503,881        55,268
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
was to abstain on the resolution                       1,286,013        73,793
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
may vote at the proxy's discretion                     9,503,317       789,797
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
17 Amend the articles of association of BIP
-----------------------------------------------
Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all
proxies
validly appointed                                    542,574,569   363,481,228
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the
appointments specified that the proxy:                ------------  ------------
----------------------------
was to vote for the resolution                       530,908,929   360,082,211
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
was to vote against the resolution                       468,488       941,830
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
was to abstain on the resolution                       1,573,604     1,653,679
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
may vote at the proxy's discretion                     9,623,548       803,508
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
18 Amend the constitution of BIL
-----------------------------------------------
Total number of proxy votes exercisable by all
proxies
validly appointed                                    542,574,569   363,481,228
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
Total number of proxy votes in respect of which the
appointments specified that the proxy:                ------------  ------------
----------------------------
was to vote for the resolution                       530,872,528   360,039,475
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
was to vote against the resolution                       463,069       943,391
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
was to abstain on the resolution                       1,612,194     1,668,534
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------
may vote at the proxy's discretion                     9,626,778       829,828
----------------------------                          ------------  ------------


Appendix 3

Issued Share Capital

The issued share capital of Brambles Industries plc (BIP) as at 25 October 2005,
the date of the BIP AGM, was 725,442,348.

The issued share capital of Brambles Industries Limited (BIL) as at 11 November
2005, the date of the BIL AGM was 971,241,789.

The combined issued share capital of the Brambles' Group as at 11 November 2005,
the date of this announcement, is 1,696,684,137.


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