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Thursday 04 May, 2006

Brambles Industries

Transaction in Own Shares

Brambles Industries PLC
04 May 2006





Brambles Industries plc

Company Number: 4134697

4 May 2006

                    Purchase of own shares for cancellation

Brambles Industries plc (the 'Company') announces that on 4 May 2006 it
purchased for cancellation 450,000 of its ordinary shares at an average price of
456.9407 pence per share. The highest price paid was 460 pence per share and the
lowest price paid was 452.75 pence per share. Upon the cancellation of these
shares, the total number of ordinary shares of the company in issue will be
704,812,727.

Since the start of the buy back programme on 3 March 2006, the Company has
bought back a total of 21,731,739 of its ordinary shares for cancellation for a
consideration of £94,682,716.00 (excluding costs), representing 3.08 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 Affairs +61 (0)2 9256 5255
                                                      +61 (0)439 470 145 (mobile)

               
                 Brambles is globally headquartered in Australia
                                        


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