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Thursday 09 February, 2006

Brambles Industries

Holding(s) in Company

Brambles Industries PLC
09 February 2006



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

     9 February 2006

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 

     Laura Jackson, Assistant Secretary

     Date of notification: 9 February 2006

Details of Registered Holders

Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc                                        67,077,652
Merrill Lynch Group, Inc                                           911,351
Nutraco Nominees Limited                                           578,046

Total                                                           68,567,049

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