United Rentals Acquires Industrial Rental Company in Ohio

Greenwich, CT - Jul 20, 2009


United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE:URI) today announced that it has acquired the operating assets of Leasco Equipment Services, Inc., a Marietta, Ohio-based rental company that serves the industrial sector with a focus on power generation, petroleum, chemical, and pulp and paper companies.

Michael Kneeland, chief executive officer of United Rentals, said, “Leasco is a company with strong customer relationships built on 20 years of expertise in industrial rentals, and we are delighted that its senior management will be joining our team. This acquisition advances our strategy to expand our company’s presence in the industrial segment, where our industry-leading geographic footprint, rental fleet size and scope, and commitment to exceptional customer service provide us with a competitive advantage.”

About United Rentals

United Rentals, Inc. is the largest equipment rental company in the world, with an integrated network of over 580 rental locations in 48 states, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. The company’s approximately 8,600 employees serve construction and industrial customers, utilities, municipalities, homeowners and others. The company offers for rent approximately 2,700 classes of equipment with a total original cost of $3.8 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 unitedrentals.com.


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