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Tuesday 16 May, 2006

Brambles Industries

Transaction in Own Shares

Brambles Industries PLC
16 May 2006


Brambles Industries plc
Company Number: 4134697


16 May 2006


Purchase of own shares for cancellation


Brambles Industries plc (the 'Company') announces that on 16 May 2006 it
purchased for cancellation 2,225,000 of its ordinary shares at an average price
of 434.8468 pence per share. The highest price paid was 439.5 pence per share
and the lowest price paid was 428.5 pence per share. Upon the cancellation of
these shares, the total number of ordinary shares of the company in issue will
be 694,619,881.

Since the start of the buy back programme on 3 March 2006, the Company has
bought back a total of 32,211,826 of its ordinary shares for cancellation for a
consideration of £141,677,660.70 (excluding costs), representing 4.64 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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