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Thursday 01 June, 2006

Brambles Industries

Transaction in Own Shares/BIP

Brambles Industries PLC
01 June 2006







Brambles Industries plc


Company Number: 4134697


31 May 2006


Purchase of own shares for cancellation



Brambles Industries plc (the 'Company') announces that on 31 May 2006 it
purchased for cancellation 1,000,000 of its ordinary shares at an average price
of 432.057 pence per share. The highest price paid was 435.75 pence per share
and the lowest price paid was 419.75 pence per share. Upon the cancellation of
these shares, the total number of ordinary shares of the company in issue will
be 677,307,617.


Since the start of the buy back programme on 3 March 2006, the Company has
bought back a total of 49,586,826 of its ordinary shares for cancellation for a
consideration of £215,433,784.67 (excluding costs), representing 7.32 per cent
of the issued share capital of the Company (6.83 per cent of the of the issued
share capital as at the date of the Company's last Annual General Meeting).



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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