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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

30 May 2006

Purchase of own shares for cancellation

Brambles Industries plc (the 'Company') announces that on 30 May 2006 it
purchased for cancellation 1,300,000 of its ordinary shares at an average price
of 434.2062 pence per share. The highest price paid was 435.25 pence per share
and the lowest price paid was 432 pence per share. Upon the cancellation of
these shares, the total number of ordinary shares of the company in issue will
be 678,307,617.

Since the start of the buy back programme on 3 March 2006, the Company has
bought back a total of 48,586,826 of its ordinary shares for cancellation for a
consideration of £211,113,214.67 (excluding costs), representing 7.16 per cent
of the issued share capital of the Company, (6.69% 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 (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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