United Rentals Announces Partial Redemption of 7.625% Senior Notes due 2022

Stamford, CT - Oct 24, 2016

United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI) today announced that its subsidiary, United Rentals (North America), Inc. (“URNA”), has given notice of its intention to redeem $850 million of the outstanding $1.325 billion principal amount of its 7.625% Senior Notes due 2022 (CUSIP Number 911365AZ7) (the “Notes”) on November 23, 2016 (the “Redemption Date”). The Notes to be redeemed will be selected by the Depositary for redemption in accordance with the Depositary’s applicable procedures. The Notes will be redeemed at a redemption price currently estimated to be 106.418% of the principal amount of the Notes, plus accrued and unpaid interest to, but excluding, the Redemption Date.   

URNA has instructed Wells Fargo Bank, National Association, as the trustee for the Notes, to distribute a Notice of Redemption to all registered holders of the Notes on October 24, 2016.  Copies of such Notice of Redemption and additional information relating to the procedure for redemption of the Notes may be obtained from Wells Fargo Bank, National Association by calling 1-800-344-5128.

URNA expects to use the net proceeds from its offering of 5.50% Senior Notes due 2027, which is expected to close November 7, 2016, and additional borrowings of $166 million under its senior secured asset-based revolving credit facility to redeem the Notes and to pay related expenses.

The redemption is subject to, and conditioned upon, (i) the completion by URNA of its offering of 5.50% Senior Notes due 2027 no later than the Redemption Date and (ii) sufficient funds being available to be drawn by URNA under its senior secured asset-based revolving credit facility at the time URNA is required to deposit the redemption price with the trustee for the Notes to fund the redemption, and such funds being disbursed when requested by URNA. The Redemption Date may be delayed until such time as the conditions precedent shall be satisfied. In the event that such conditions precedent have not been so satisfied by the Redemption Date, or by the Redemption Date as so delayed, the notice of redemption will be rescinded upon notice to the trustee and will be of no force or effect for any purpose.

This announcement does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of any of the securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.
 

About United Rentals

United Rentals, Inc. is the largest equipment rental company in the world. The company has an integrated network of 890 rental locations in 49 states and every Canadian province. The company’s approximately 12,500 employees serve construction and industrial customers, utilities, municipalities, homeowners and others. The company offers approximately 3,200 classes of equipment for rent with a total original cost of $9.17 billion. United Rentals, Inc. is a member of the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, the Barron’s 400 Index and the Russell 3000 Index® and is headquartered in Stamford, Conn. Additional information about United Rentals, Inc. is available at UnitedRentals.com.

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Contact:

Ted Grace
(203) 618-7122
Cell: (203) 399-8952
tgrace@ur.com