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Wednesday 24 May, 2006

Brambles Industries

Transaction in Own Shares

Brambles Industries PLC
24 May 2006

Brambles Industries plc

Company Number: 4134697

24 May 2006

                    Purchase of own shares for cancellation

Brambles Industries plc (the 'Company') announces that on 24 May 2006 it
purchased for cancellation 4,000,000 of its ordinary shares at an average price
of 416.8382 pence per share. The highest price paid was 417.5 pence per share
and the lowest price paid was 416 pence per share. Upon the cancellation of
these shares, the total number of ordinary shares of the company in issue will
be 681,307,617.

Since the start of the buy back programme on 3 March 2006, the Company has
bought back a total of 45,586,826 of its ordinary shares for cancellation for a
consideration of £198,269,074.67 (excluding costs), representing 6.69 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 (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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