United Rentals Announces Proposed Offering of $750 Million of Senior Notes due 2027

Stamford, CT - Oct 24, 2016

United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI) today announced that its subsidiary, United Rentals (North America), Inc. (“URNA”), is offering $750 million principal amount of Senior Notes due 2027 (the “Notes”) in a registered public offering. 

The Notes offered by URNA will rank:

  • equally in right of payment with all of URNA’s existing and future senior indebtedness,
  • effectively junior to any of URNA’s existing and future secured indebtedness, and
  • senior in right of payment to any of URNA’s future subordinated indebtedness. 

URNA’s obligations under the Notes will be guaranteed on a senior unsecured basis by United Rentals, Inc. and certain of URNA’s domestic subsidiaries.

Net proceeds from the sale of the Notes are expected to be approximately $739 million, after underwriting discounts and commissions and payments of estimated fees and expenses. URNA intends to use the net proceeds from its offering of the Notes and additional borrowings of $166 million under its senior secured asset-based revolving credit facility to redeem $850 million of the outstanding $1,325 million principal amount of its 7.625% Senior Notes due 2022 at a make whole redemption price that is currently estimated to be 106.418%, plus interest accrued to, but excluding, the date of redemption, and to pay the related expenses.

Morgan Stanley, BofA Merrill Lynch, Barclays, Citigroup, Deutsche Bank Securities, J.P. Morgan, MUFG, Scotiabank and Wells Fargo Securities are the joint book-running managers for the offering, with Morgan Stanley serving 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 (including a prospectus and a related preliminary prospectus supplement) with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) for the offering to which this communication relates.  Before you invest, you should read the preliminary prospectus supplement and prospectus in that registration statement and other documents URI has filed 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 preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus for the offering may be obtained by contacting Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Attn: Prospectus Department, 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10014, by emailing prospectus@morganstanley.com or by calling +1-866-718-1649.

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 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 is available at unitedrentals.com.

 

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, known as the PSLRA. These statements can generally 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 vision, strategy or outlook. These statements are based on current plans, estimates and projections, and, therefore, you should not place undue reliance on them. No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed, and actual results may differ materially from those projected. Factors that could affect actual results include but are not limited to the possibility that potential debt investors will not be receptive to the offering on the terms described above or at all; corporate developments that could preclude, impair or delay the above-described transactions due to restrictions under the federal securities laws; changes in the terms or availability of our credit facility; changes in our credit rating; changes in our cash requirements or financial position; changes in general market, economic, tax, regulatory or industry conditions that impact our ability or willingness to consummate the above-described transactions on the terms described above or at all; and our continued access to credit markets on favorable terms. For a more complete description of these and other possible risks and uncertainties, please refer to our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015, as well as to our subsequent filings with the SEC. The 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.

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Contact:

Ted Grace
(203) 618-7122
Cell: (203) 399-8951
tgrace@ur.com