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Thursday 11 May, 2006

Brambles Industries

Transaction in Own Shares

Brambles Industries PLC
11 May 2006

Brambles Industries plc
Company Number: 4134697

11 May 2006

Purchase of own shares for cancellation

Brambles Industries plc (the 'Company') announces that on 11 May 2006 it
purchased for cancellation 1,309,318 of its ordinary shares at an average price
of 457.3538 pence per share. The highest price paid was 460.25 pence per share
and the lowest price paid was 456.25 pence per share. Upon the cancellation of
these shares, the total number of ordinary shares of the company in issue will
be 699,447,803.

Since the start of the buy back programme on 3 March 2006, the Company has
bought back a total of 27,096,663 of its ordinary shares for cancellation for a
consideration of £119,269,632.44 (excluding costs), representing 3.87 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
            Affairs                                    +61 (0)439 470 145

                Brambles is globally headquartered in Australia

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