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Tuesday 21 March, 2006

Brambles Industries

Transaction in Own Shares

Brambles Industries PLC
21 March 2006

Brambles Industries plc
Company Number: 4134697

21 March 2006

Purchase of own shares for cancellation

Brambles Industries plc (the 'Company') announces that on 21 March 2006 it
purchased for cancellation 348,820 of its ordinary shares at an average price of
422.5724 pence per share. The highest price paid was 425.25 pence per share and
the lowest price paid was 420 pence per share. Upon the cancellation of these
shares, the total number of ordinary shares of the company in issue will be

Since the start of the buy back programme on 3 March 2006, the Company has
bought back a total of 4,797,615 of its ordinary shares for cancellation for a
consideration of £20,348,493.07 (excluding costs), representing 0.70 per cent of
the issued share capital of the Company.

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
                                                       +61 (0)439 470 145

                Brambles is globally headquartered in Australia

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