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Friday 19 May, 2006

Brambles Industries

Transaction in Own Shares

Brambles Industries PLC
19 May 2006


Brambles Industries plc

Company Number: 4134697


19 May 2006


Purchase of own shares for cancellation


Brambles Industries plc (the 'Company') announces that on 19 May 2006 it
purchased for cancellation 1,000,000 of its ordinary shares at an average price
of 421.1819 pence per share. The highest price paid was 423 pence per share and
the lowest price paid was 419.25 pence per share. Upon the cancellation of these
shares, the total number of ordinary shares of the company in issue will be
688,394,881.


Since the start of the buy back programme on 3 March 2006, the Company has
bought back a total of 38,436,826 of its ordinary shares for cancellation for a
consideration of £168,525,498.83 (excluding costs), representing 5.58% 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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