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Tuesday 29 November, 2005

Brambles Industries

AUSDOC update on acquisition

Brambles Industries PLC
29 November 2005

Stock Exchange and Media Release

29 November 2005

                        BRAMBLES ACQUISITION OF AUSDOC:
                           SATISFACTION OF CONDITIONS

On 13 October 2005, Brambles announced that it had agreed to purchase AUSDOC,
the Melbourne based information management business, for A$260 million (£112
million) in cash. The announcement stated that the acquisition was conditional
on approval from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and Foreign
Investment Review Board.

We wish to advise that both these approvals have now been obtained. Completion
of the acquisition of AUSDOC is expected to take place on 15 December 2005.

For further information please contact:

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

                Brambles is globally headquartered in Australia

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