United Rentals Announces Management Appointments

Greenwich, CT - Feb 15, 2006


United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI) today announced the appointments of James Milde as senior vice president and chief information officer, and Todd Helvie as vice president - tax and business development. Both positions are effective immediately.

Mr. Milde will be responsible for the strategic leadership and oversight of the company's corporate and branch information technology operations. He has over 20 years of senior management experience leading technology organizations and business operations. He has accomplished complex global initiatives, most recently at Sony Electronics, Inc. as senior general manager, chief information officer, and at the Pepsi Bottling Group as senior vice president, chief information officer. He holds a Masters of Business Administration from Clarkson University and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics/Finance from St. Lawrence University. Mr. Milde serves on the board of directors of Knight Capital, the board of trustees of Clarkson University, and several venture capital advisory boards.

Mr. Helvie will be responsible for United Rentals' corporate taxation and strategic acquisitions and divestitures. He has more than 13 years of senior management and legal experience, including directing treasury, risk, tax and acquisition functions for domestic and international corporations. He most recently served as senior vice president and treasurer for Delta Air Lines, Inc. Prior to that he was director of taxation for Pepsi-Cola Company, a division of PepsiCo Inc. Previously, he was a tax attorney with Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft. Mr. Helvie received a Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude, from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, and a Bachelor of Science in Management Engineering from Grove City College.

About United Rentals

United Rentals, Inc. is the largest equipment rental company in the world, with an integrated network of more than 740 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 600 different types of equipment with a total original cost of $3.96 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 

Nicole Salas
Manager, Corporate Communications
United Rentals, Inc.
(203) 618-7246