United Rentals Announces Kenneth DeWitt as Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Greenwich, CT - May 4, 2008

 

United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI) today announced that Kenneth DeWitt has been appointed vice president and chief information officer, effective immediately.

Michael Kneeland, chief executive officer of United Rentals, said, "We are extremely pleased to have Ken join us in this key role on our senior management team. He has extensive experience in leading large, strategically important IT operations for retail businesses, and shares our focus on continuing to improve the customer experience."

Mr. DeWitt has more than 15 years of executive experience leading information technology operations of significant scope. Prior to joining United Rentals, he served as senior vice president and chief information officer for Retail Venture Services, Inc., formerly Value City Department Stores, Inc., the parent company of Filene's Basement and DSW Shoes. He also served in the same capacity for Brand Technology Services LLC. Mr. DeWitt's prior experience includes senior information technology management positions with responsibility for planning and integration, corporate systems and credit systems for Sears, Roebuck and Company and vice president of management information systems for Saks Fifth Avenue. He began his career with Lerner Stores Corp.

About United Rentals

United Rentals, Inc. is the largest equipment rental company in the world, with an integrated network of over 670 rental locations in 48 states, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. The company's approximately 10,400 employees serve construction and industrial customers, utilities, municipalities, homeowners and others. The company offers for rent over 2,900 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.

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