United Rental Opens Branch in Atlanta, Georgia

Greenwich, CT - Aug 2, 2005

 

United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI) today announced the opening of its newest branch in Atlanta, Georgia. The 5,000 square foot facility at 1115 Howell Mill Road will serve customers throughout the greater metropolitan area with equipment rentals, new and used equipment sales, repair and maintenance services, and a comprehensive line of contractor supplies.

"The city of Atlanta is expanding its appeal as an industrial hub, with aggressive economic development and modernization of its infrastructure," said Jason Miller, branch manager for United Rentals. "We are opening our new branch in the heart of that growth to deliver added convenience to contractors, both as an equipment rental source and a one-stop shop for professional supplies and service."

The new branch carries a broad range of equipment for commercial and industrial construction, renovation and maintenance, including the latest technologies in aerial work platforms. United Rentals also offers equipment delivery, certified safety and professional operator training, and 24-hour emergency response services to customers.

About United Rentals

United Rentals, Inc. is the largest equipment rental company in the world, with an integrated network of more than 730 rental locations in 48 states, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. The company's 12,900 employees serve construction and industrial customers, utilities, municipalities, homeowners and others. The company offers for rent over 600 different types of equipment with a total original cost of $3.7 billion. United Rentals is a member of the Standard & Poor's MidCap 400 Index and the Russell 2000 Index® and is headquartered in Greenwich, Conn. Additional information about United Rentals is available at www.unitedrentals.com.

Contact:

Chuck Wessendorf
VP, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications
United Rentals, Inc.
(203) 618-7318 
cwessendorf@ur.com

Nicole Salas
Manager, Corporate Communications
United Rentals, Inc.
(203) 618-7246
nsalas@ur.com