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Monday 05 June, 2006

Brambles Industries

Transaction in Own Shares/BIP

Brambles Industries PLC
05 June 2006







Brambles Industries plc


Company Number: 4134697


5 June 2006


Purchase of own shares for cancellation



Brambles Industries plc (the 'Company') announces that on 2 June 2006 it
purchased for cancellation 1,000,000 of its ordinary shares at an average price
of 436.7022 pence per share. The highest price paid was 438.5 pence per share
and the lowest price paid was 435 pence per share. Upon the cancellation of
these shares, the total number of ordinary shares of the company in issue will
be 675,707,617.


Since the start of the buy back programme on 3 March 2006, the Company has
bought back a total of 51,186,826 of its ordinary shares for cancellation for a
consideration of £222,402,392.87 (excluding costs), representing 7.57 per cent
of the issued share capital of the Company (7.05 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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