United Rentals Acquires High Reach Equipment Services, LLC

Greenwich, CT - Feb 7, 2007

 

United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI) today announced that it has acquired High Reach Equipment Services, LLC. The company has one aerial equipment branch in Norcross, Georgia at 1857 Doan Way, and annual revenues of approximately $11 million.

Matthew Flannery, vice president - Aerial East Region for United Rentals, said, "High Reach's operation is ideally positioned to complement our branch network in the northern metropolitan area of Atlanta. The acquisition enhances our ability to share equipment and provide expert solutions to customers there."

About United Rentals

United Rentals, Inc. is the largest equipment rental company in the world, with an integrated network of more than 760 rental locations in 48 states, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. The company's 13,900 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 $4.1 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