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Thursday 01 December, 2005

Brambles Industries

Holding(s) in Company

Brambles Industries PLC
01 December 2005



1) Name of company

Brambles Industries plc

2) Name of shareholder having a major interest

Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc

3) Please state whether notification indicates that it is in respect of holding
of the shareholder named in 2 above or in respect of a non-beneficial interest
or in the case of an individual holder if it is a holding of that person's
spouse or children under the age of 18

On behalf of Merrill Lynch Investment Managers Group Limited,
Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc and Merrill Lynch Group, Inc.

4) Name of the registered holder(s) and, if more than one holder, the number of
shares held by each of them

See list below

5) Number of shares/amount of stock acquired

Not disclosed

6) Percentage of issued class (any treasury shares held by company should not be
taken into account when calculating percentage)


7) Number of shares/amount of stock disposed


8) Percentage of issued class


9) Class of security

Ordinary shares of 5p each

10) Date of transaction

Not advised

11) Date company informed

1 December 2005

12) Total holding following this notification


13) Total percentage holding of issued class following this notification (any
treasury shares held by company should not be taken into account when
calculating percentage)


14) Any additional information
See below

15) Name of contact and telephone number for queries

Kerry Porritt - 020 7659 6020

16) Name of authorised company official responsible for
making this notification

Kerry Porritt FCIS, Deputy Secretary

Date of notification 1 December 2005

Details of Registered Holders

Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc                                            63,659,647
Merrill Lynch Group, Inc                                               933,632
Nutraco Nominees Limited                                               556,155

                                                  Total             65,149,434

                      This information is provided by RNS
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