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Friday 09 June, 2006

Brambles Industries

Transaction in Own Shares/BIL

Brambles Industries PLC
09 June 2006







Brambles Industries plc
Company Number: 4134697


9 June 2006


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


BIL has announced to the Australian Stock Exchange ('ASX') that, on 8 June 2006,
it purchased for cancellation 10,378,379 of its ordinary shares for total
consideration of A$111,135,833.68, being an average price of A$10.7084 per
share. The highest price paid by BIL on that day was A$10.84 per share and the
lowest price paid was A$10.63 per share. The highest price allowed to be paid on
that day by BIL under the ASX Listing Rules was A$11.55 per share. On the
cancellation of these shares, the total number of ordinary shares of BIL in
issue will be 960,613,283.


Since notification of the buy-back programme to the market on 29 November 2005
until 8 June 2006, BIL has bought back a total of 16,168,827 of its ordinary
shares for cancellation for a consideration of A$174,404,076.08. The highest
price paid by BIL during that period was A$11.09 per share and the lowest price
paid was A$10.75 per share.



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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