United Rentals Acquires Carter Rental

Greenwich, CT - Jun 28, 2006

 

United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI) today announced that it has purchased the equipment rental and sales assets of Carter Rental. The company has two general rental locations in Valdosta, Georgia, and annual revenues of approximately $10 million.

Kenneth Perkins, vice president − Southeast Region for United Rentals, said, "Carter Rentals' operations are ideally positioned to complement our branch network serving southern Georgia and northern Florida. The acquisition enhances our ability to share equipment and provide expert solutions to customers in the region."

About United Rentals

United Rentals, Inc. is the largest equipment rental company in the world, with an integrated network of more than 750 rental locations in 48 states, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. The company's 13,500 employees serve construction and industrial customers, utilities, municipalities, homeowners and others. The company offers for rent over 20,000 classes of rental equipment with a total original cost of $4.0 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