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Thursday 01 June, 2006

Brambles Industries

Directorate Change

Brambles Industries PLC
01 June 2006


Brambles Industries plc
Company Number: 4134697

1 June 2006

                     BRAMBLES APPOINTS THREE NEW DIRECTORS

Brambles announced today that three new Non-executive Directors had been
appointed to the Board, effective immediately. Details of the new Non-executive
Directors are set out below:


Carolyn Kay

Ms Kay is a Director of Allens Arthur Robinson, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Limited and Symbion Health Limited. She holds Bachelor Degrees in Law and Arts
from the University of Melbourne and a Graduate Diploma in Management from the
AGSM. Ms Kay has had extensive experience in international finance - at Morgan
Stanley in London and Melbourne, JP Morgan in New York and Melbourne and
Linklaters & Paines in London. She was awarded a Centenary Medal for service to
Australian society in business leadership.


David Gosnell

Mr Gosnell is Managing Director of Global Supply and Procurement for Diageo plc.
He leads a global team of 9,000 people across manufacturing, logistics and
technical operations as well as managing Diageo's multi-billion pound
procurement budget. Prior to joining Diageo, David spent 20 years at HJ Heinz
where he served on the UK Board and held various European operational positions.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering
from Middlesex University, England.


Tony Froggatt

Mr Froggatt has been Chief Executive of Scottish & Newcastle plc since May 2003.
He began his career with the Gillette Company and has held a wide range of
sales, marketing and general management positions in many countries with major
consumer goods companies including HJ Heinz, Diageo and Seagram. Mr Froggatt
holds a Bachelor of Law degree from Queen Mary College, London and an MBA from
Columbia Business School, New York.


The Chairman of Brambles, Don Argus, said the appointments continued the process
of Board renewal at Brambles, and noted that Sir David Lees, Mark Burrows and
Roy Brown would retire as Non-executive Directors following the 2006 annual
general meetings.


'Ongoing renewal of the Board is an important part of the governance process and
we will continue to identify and appoint talented people whose experience and
expertise will benefit the global operations of the Brambles group,' Mr Argus
said.


'I welcome Carolyn, David and Tony to the Brambles Board and look forward to
their valuable contributions in the years ahead.'


For further information, contact:


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

UK
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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