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Tuesday 28 March, 2006

Brambles Industries

Holding(s) in Company

Brambles Industries PLC
28 March 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


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

            Not advised

8)         Percentage of issued class


9)         Class of security

            Ordinary shares of 5p each

10)        Date of transaction

            17 March 2006

11)        Date company informed

            27 March 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 notification

            Laura Jackson, Assistant Secretary

            Date of notification: 28 March 2006

Details of Registered Holders

Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc                 50,334,777
Merrill Lynch Group, Inc                    924,897
Nutraco Nominees Limited                    578,046

Total                                    51,837,720

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