United Rentals Announces Mega-Sweepstakes as the Ultimate Sports Experience

Greenwich, CT - Mar 2, 2009


United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE:URI), the leading equipment rental company in North America, today announced the launch of an exciting promotion. The Consider It Won Sweepstakes will award four lucky winners an all-expense paid trip for two to a championship sporting event of their choice: professional football, baseball, hockey or Indy car racing, courtesy of United Rentals.

Entrants have until April 30, 2009, to register for the Consider It Won Sweepstakes through the company’s website atwww.unitedrentals.com/consideritwon.

"We recognize the industries and the people that are responsible for our success and continue to support our growth,” said Elise Arsenault, Vice President – Marketing for United Rentals. “We win everyday when our customers choose to work with us, now we’d like to give our customers a chance to win this once-in-a-lifetime experience.”

The Consider It Won sweepstakes is open to professionals who work with construction equipment, such as contractors, subcontractors, remodelers and facility managers. The winners of the Consider It Won Sweepstakes will be selected by random drawing and notified in early May. Official sweepstakes rules are available at unitedrentals.com/consideritwon or by emailing consideritwon@ur.com.

About United Rentals

United Rentals, Inc. is the largest equipment rental company in the world, with an integrated network of over 625 rental locations in 48 states, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. The company’s approximately 9,900 employees serve construction and industrial customers, utilities, municipalities, homeowners and others. The company offers for rent over 2,800 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 unitedrentals.com.