United Rentals Announces Irene Moshouris as Vice President and Treasurer

Greenwich, CT - Aug 20, 2006


United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI) today announced that Irene Moshouris has been appointed vice president and treasurer, effective immediately.

Martin E. Welch, executive vice president and chief financial officer for United Rentals, said, "We are extremely pleased to have Irene join us in this key role on our financial leadership team. We look forward to benefiting from her considerable acumen and experience." Moshouris will report directly to Welch.

Moshouris has served in numerous treasury and tax management positions with global corporations, most recently as vice president and deputy treasurer with Avon Products, Inc. She held earlier positions at Avon as assistant treasurer - international treasury, and as director of global finance for the company's interests in Europe and Latin America. Previously, Moshouris served as corporate tax manager with GTE Corporation; as tax director - pharmaceutical group, and tax manager - research and planning, with Sterling Winthrop, Inc.; and as a tax manager and tax analyst with Arthur Anderson & Co.

She holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in accounting and economics from Queens College, a Juris Doctorate degree from Brooklyn Law School, and a Master of Laws degree in taxation from New York University School of Law.

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 14,000 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 $4.2 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.


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