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Tuesday 06 December, 2005

Brambles Industries

Holding(s) in Company

Brambles Industries PLC
06 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

      05 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

      Laura Jackson - 020 7659 6030

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

      Laura Jackson, Company Secretariat

      Date of notification 6 December 2005

Details of Registered Holders

Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc                                            69,740,420
Merrill Lynch Group, Inc                                               933,632
Nutraco Nominees Limited                                               549,855

                                                 Total              71,223,907

                      This information is provided by RNS
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