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Thursday 21 September, 2006

Brambles Industries

Cleanaway UK Sale - Clearance

Brambles Industries PLC
21 September 2006

Brambles Industries plc
Company Number: 4134697

21 September 2006


                 BRAMBLES ANNOUNCES SATISFACTION OF CONDITIONS
                             FOR CLEANAWAY UK SALE


On 30 June 2006, Brambles announced that it had agreed to sell Cleanaway UK to
Veolia ES Holdings plc, a subsidiary of Veolia Environnement S.A., a world
leader in environmental services, for a total cash consideration of £595 million
(US$1,081 million).

The announcement stated that the sale was subject to approval from the relevant 
competition authorities in Europe.

We wish to advise that this approval has now been obtained. 

Completion of the sale is expected to take place on 28 September 2006.


For further information please 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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