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Monday 12 December, 2005

Brambles Industries

Directorate Change

Brambles Industries PLC
12 December 2005

Brambles Industries plc

Registered number: 4134697

12 December 2005

           Graham Kraehe re-joins Brambles as Non-executive Director

Brambles announced today that Mr Graham Kraehe AO had rejoined the Board as a
Non-executive Director, effective immediately.

Mr Kraehe was previously a Non-executive Director of Brambles from December 2000
until March 2004, when he retired due to his increased commitments as Chairman
of National Australia Bank Limited.

The Chairman of Brambles, Mr Don Argus, said: 'Graham was an outstanding
contributor during his previous tenure and brings a wealth of experience to the
Brambles Board.

'The Board understood Graham's decision to leave the Board one and a half years
ago due to the demands of his other commitments and we are delighted that he is
now in a position to re-join the Board.'

Mr Kraehe is Chairman of BlueScope Steel Limited. He has an extensive background
in manufacturing and was the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of
Southcorp Limited from 1994 to February 2001. Mr Kraehe is a board member of
Djerriwarrh Investments Limited and the Innovation Economy Advisory Board of
Victoria. He previously held the position of Chairman of the National Australia
Bank Limited and Managing Director of Pacifica Limited and was a Non-executive
Director of News  Corporation until April 2004.

For further information

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)

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

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