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Friday 02 June, 2006

Brambles Industries

Transaction in Own Shares/BIL

Brambles Industries PLC
02 June 2006

Brambles Industries plc

Company Number: 4134697

2 June 2006

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

BIL has announced to the Australian Stock Exchange ('ASX') that, on 1 June 2006,
it purchased for cancellation 672,654 of its ordinary shares for total
consideration of A$7,349,417.60, being an average price of A$10.9260 per share.
The highest price paid by BIL on that day was A$10.96 per share and the lowest
price paid was A$10.90 per share. The highest price allowed to be paid on that
day by BIL under the ASX Listing Rules was A$11.32 per share. On the
cancellation of these shares, the total number of ordinary shares of BIL in
issue will be 974,395,612.

Since notification of the buy-back programme to the market on 29 November 2005
until 1 June 2006, BIL has bought back a total of 2,267,961 of its ordinary
shares for cancellation for a consideration of A$24,629,045.29. The highest
price paid by BIL during that period was A$10.99 per share and the lowest price
paid was A$10.75 per share.

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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