United Rentals Announces Pricing of $750 Million of Senior Subordinated Notes

Greenwich, CT -


United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI) (“URI”) today announced that its subsidiary, United Rentals (North America), Inc. (“URNA”), has priced an offering of $750 million principal amount of 8.375% senior subordinated notes due 2020 in a registered public offering.

Net proceeds from the sale of the senior subordinated notes of URNA, after underwriting discounts and commissions, and the payment of estimated fees and expenses, will be approximately $732 million. URNA’s obligations under its senior subordinated notes will be guaranteed on a senior subordinated basis by URI and certain of URNA’s domestic subsidiaries. URNA expects the offering to close on October 26, 2010, subject to customary closing conditions.

URNA intends to use the net proceeds from its offering to redeem its 7 ¾% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2013 and 7% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2014 and to pay for call premiums and accrued but unpaid interest to the date of redemption of such notes and to pay related expenses.

Morgan Stanley, BofA Merrill Lynch and Wells Fargo Securities are the joint book-running managers for the offering, with Morgan Stanley as lead book-running manager.

This news release 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. The securities being offered have not been approved or disapproved by any regulatory authority, nor has any such authority passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of the prospectus supplements or the shelf registration statement or prospectus.

URI has filed a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for the offering to which this communication relates. Before you invest, you should read the prospectus supplement and prospectus in that registration statement and other documents URI has filed or will file with the SEC for more complete information about URI and this offering. You may get these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov. Alternatively, copies of the final prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus for the offering may be obtained by contacting: Morgan Stanley, 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10014, Attn: Prospectus Department, 866-718-1649 or via email at [email protected], BofA Merrill Lynch, Attention: Syndicate Operations, 4 World Financial Center, New York, NY, 10080, 800-294-1322 or email:[email protected], or Wells Fargo Securities, 301 South College Street, 6th Floor, Charlotte, NC 28202, Attn: High Yield Syndicate, (704) 715-7035.

About United Rentals

United Rentals, Inc. is the largest equipment rental company in the world, with an integrated network of 549 rental locations in 48 states and 10 Canadian provinces. The company’s approximately 7,400 employees serve construction and industrial customers, utilities, municipalities, homeowners and others. The company offers for rent approximately 2,900 classes of equipment with a total original cost of $3.8 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.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “believe,” “expect,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “seek,” “on-track,” “plan,” “project,” “forecast,” “intend” or “anticipate,” or the negative thereof or comparable terminology, or by discussions of strategy or outlook. You are cautioned that our business and operations are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control, and, consequently, our actual results may differ materially from those projected. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected include, but are not limited to, the following: (1) on-going decreases in North American construction and industrial activities, which have significantly affected revenues and, because many of our costs are fixed, our profitability, and which may further reduce demand and prices for our products and services; (2) inability to benefit from government spending associated with stimulus-related construction projects; (3) our highly leveraged capital structure, which requires us to use a substantial portion of our cash flow for debt service and can constrain our flexibility in responding to unanticipated or adverse business conditions; (4) noncompliance with financial or other covenants in our debt agreements, which could result in our lenders terminating our credit facilities and requiring us to repay outstanding borrowings; (5) inability to access the capital that our businesses or growth plans may require; (6) increases in our maintenance and replacement costs as we age our fleet, and decreases in the residual value of our equipment; (7) inability to sell our new or used fleet in the amounts, or at the prices, we expect; (8) rates we can charge and time utilization we can achieve being less than anticipated; and (9) costs we incur being more than anticipated, and the inability to realize expected savings in the amounts or time frames planned. For a fuller description of these and other possible uncertainties, please refer to our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009, as well as to our subsequent filings with the SEC. Our forward-looking statements contained herein speak only as of the date hereof, and we make no commitment to update or publicly release any revisions to forward-looking statements in order to reflect new information or subsequent events, circumstances or changes in expectations.


Fred Bratman
(203) 618-7318
Cell: (917) 847-4507
[email protected]