Brambles Industries PLC
26 May 2006
Brambles Industries plc
Company Number: 4134697
26 May 2006
ON-MARKET SHARE BUY-BACKS BY BRAMBLES INDUSTRIES PLC AND
BRAMBLES INDUSTRIES LIMITED
On 29 November 2005, Brambles announced that it intended to conduct on-market
buy-backs or purchases of ordinary shares in Brambles Industries Limited ('BIL')
and/or Brambles Industries plc ('BIP') during the period prior to the proposed
unification of its dual listed companies structure. Buy-backs subsequently
commenced on 3 March 2006.
All buy-backs to date have been by BIP of its own shares. Since the start of the
programme on 3 March, BIP has bought back 46,586,826 of its ordinary shares, for
a consideration of £202,454,360.67 (excluding costs).
Buy-backs to date are equivalent to approximately 6.85% of the current issued
capital of BIP, or 2.81% of the current combined issued capital of BIL and BIP.
We wish to advise that, in accordance with our announcement dated 29 November,
BIL may now also commence buy-backs of its own ordinary shares, in addition to
the buy-backs being carried out by BIP of its own shares.
Any buy-backs in BIL or BIP would be made in accordance with the announcement
dated 29 November 2005 entitled 'Announcement of On-market Share Buy-backs and
For further information, please contact:
Investor John Hobson, Head of Investor Relations +612 9256 5216
+61 (0) 414 239 188
Media Michael Sharp, Vice President Corporate +612 9256 5255
Affairs +61 (0) 439 470 145
Investor Sue Scholes, Head of Investor Relations +44 (0) 20 7659 6012
Media Richard Mountain, Financial Dynamics +44 (0) 20 7269 7291
Brambles is globally headquartered in Australia
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