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Friday 26 May, 2006

Brambles Industries

Transaction in Own Shares

Brambles Industries PLC
26 May 2006

Brambles Industries plc

Company Number: 4134697

26 May 2006

Purchase of own shares for cancellation

Brambles Industries plc (the 'Company') announces that on 26May 2006 it
purchased for cancellation 700,000 of its ordinary shares at an average price of
430.5962 pence per share. The highest price paid was 435 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

Since the start of the buy back programme on 3 March 2006, the Company has
bought back a total of 47,286,826 of its ordinary shares for cancellation for a
consideration of £205,468,534.07 (excluding costs), representing 6.96% per cent
of the issued share capital of the Company. (6.52% of the issued share capital
as at the date of the Company's last Annual General Meeting).

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 Affairs  +61 (0)2 9256 5255
                                                            +61 (0)439 470 145

Brambles is globally headquartered in Australia

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