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Thursday 16 March, 2006

Brambles Industries

Transaction in Own Shares

Brambles Industries PLC
16 March 2006


Brambles Industries plc
Company Number: 4134697

16 March 2006

                    Purchase of own shares for cancellation
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Brambles Industries plc (the 'Company') announces that on 16 March 2006 it
purchased for cancellation 300,000 of its ordinary shares at an average price of
430.9431 pence per share. The highest price paid was 433 pence per share and the
lowest price paid was 428.25 pence per share. Upon the cancellation of these
shares, the total number of ordinary shares of the company in issue will be
722,516,355.

Since the start of the buy back programme on 3 March 2006, the Company has
bought back a total of 3,985,686 of its ordinary shares for cancellation for a
consideration of £16,895,315.33 (excluding costs), representing 0.55 per cent of
the issued share capital of the Company.

For further information please contact:

UK

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

Australia

Investor    John Hobson, Head of Investor Relations  +61 (0)2 9256 5216
                                                     +61 (0)414 239 188 (mobile)
Media       Michael Sharp, Vice President Corporate  +61 (0)2 9256 5255
            Affairs                                  +61 (0)439 470 145 (mobile)

                Brambles is globally headquartered in Australia



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