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Monday 06 March, 2006

Brambles Industries


Brambles Industries PLC
06 March 2006

Brambles Industries plc
Company number: 4134697

6 March 2006


Brambles has agreed to sell its Interlake business to United Fixtures Holdings,
a Wynnchurch Capital, Ltd company for US$48 million in cash plus the assumption
of the company's pension liability, subject to a working capital adjustment.

Interlake is the largest manufacturer of storage racks in the Americas and a
leading supplier of innovative storage, order fulfillment, and factory
automation systems. United Fixtures Holdings is a manufacturer of storage racks
and vertical carousels, and is a market leader in supplying storage and display
solutions to the Big Box Retail market.

Wynnchurch Capital is a privately owned investment management firm based in
Illinois, USA with capital under management in excess of US$500 million.

The sale is expected to be completed next month and is subject to customary
conditions precedent.

For further information, please contact:

Investor John Hobson, Head of Investor Relations       +612 9256 5216
                                                       +61 (0) 414 239 188 (mobile)

Media    Michael Sharp, Vice President Corporate Affairs +612 9256 5255
                                                         +61 (0) 439 470 145 (mobile)
Investor Sue Scholes, Head of Investor Relations         +44 (0) 20 7659 6012
Media    Richard Mountain, Financial Dynamics            +44 (0) 20 7269 7291

                Brambles is globally headquartered in Australia

                      This information is provided by RNS
            The company news service from the London Stock Exchange