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Wednesday 31 May, 2006

Brambles Industries

Transaction in Own Shares

Brambles Industries PLC
31 May 2006







Brambles Industries plc

Company Number: 4134697



31 May 2006


Brambles Industries Limited ('BIL') - Purchase of own shares for cancellation


BIL has announced to the Australian Stock Exchange ('ASX') that, on 30 May 2006,
it purchased for cancellation 438,223 of its ordinary shares for total
consideration of A$4,790,872.95, being an average price of A$10.9325 per share.
The highest price paid by BIL on that day was A$10.99 per share and the lowest
price paid was A$10.85 per share. The highest price allowed to be paid on that
day by BIL under the ASX Listing Rules was A$11.18 per share. On the
cancellation of these shares, the total number of ordinary shares of BIL in
issue will be 976,225,350.


Since notification of the buy-back programme to the market on 29 November 2005
until 30 May 2006, BIL has bought back a total of 438,223 of its ordinary shares
for cancellation for a consideration of A$4,790,872.95. The highest price paid
by BIL during that period was A$10.99 per share and the lowest price paid was
A$10.85 per share.



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 Affairs +61 (0)2 9256 5255

+61 (0)439 470 145 (mobile)



                Brambles is globally headquartered in Australia



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