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Thursday 29 December, 2005

Brambles Industries


Brambles Industries PLC
29 December 2005

29 December 2005

                               BRAMBLES SELLS ITS
                              FOR USD 229 MILLION

Brambles has sold the Northern Hemisphere mill services operations of
Brambles Industrial Services to Harsco Corporation for GBP 133 million
(approximately USD 229 million) in cash plus a working capital adjustment.

Brambles Industrial Services - Northern Hemisphere (BISNH) provides outsourced
solutions primarily to the steel industry, with the UK and France representing
approximately 85% of sales and The Netherlands and the USA contributing the

The operations comprising BISNH have been sold to Harsco Corporation, operating
through its division MultiServ, on a cash free/debt free basis.

For the year ended 30 June 2005, BISNH had sales of US$195 million and net
assets at 30 June 2005 of USD213 million.

The sale is effective immediately.


(1) All figures are shown in US dollars under IFRS

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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