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Friday 09 June, 2006

Brambles Industries

Transaction in Own Shares/BIP

Brambles Industries PLC
09 June 2006







Brambles Industries plc

Company Number: 4134697


9 June 2006


Purchase of own shares for cancellation


Brambles Industries plc (the 'Company') announces that on 8 June 2006 it
purchased for cancellation 3,250,000 of its ordinary shares at an average price
of 421.8167 pence per share. The highest price paid was 424 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
670,182,633.


Since the start of the buy back programme on 3 March 2006, the Company has
bought back a total of 56,711,826 of its ordinary shares for cancellation for a
consideration of £246,449,721.33 (excluding costs), representing 7.82 per cent
of the issued share capital of the Company (8.46 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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