United Rentals Annual Report Receives Top Industry Award from BetterInvesting

Greenwich, CT -


United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI) today announced that it has received a 2006 Nicholson Award from BetterInvesting, the nation's leading nonprofit association of investment clubs and individual investors. The company was honored as best in the Machinery Industry category for its 2005 United Rentals Annual Report. The Nicholson Awards recognize annual reports of publicly traded corporations based on the criteria of clarity, readability and investor ease of use.

"We are pleased that our annual report has been recognized as a powerful communication tool for investors," said Wayland Hicks, chief executive officer for United Rentals. "Our company takes pride in creating reports that effectively engage the reader to learn more about our accomplishments and vision."

About United Rentals

United Rentals, Inc. is the largest equipment rental company in the world, with an integrated network of more than 760 rental locations in 48 states, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. The company's 13,900 employees serve construction and industrial customers, utilities, municipalities, homeowners and others. The company offers for rent over 20,000 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 www.unitedrentals.com.

About BetterInvesting

BetterInvesting is the brand identity of the National Association of Investors Corporation, a national, nonprofit association of more than 16,000 investment clubs and nearly 165,000 individual investors. Founded in 1951, and with headquarters in Madison Heights, Mich., BetterInvesting is considered the pioneer of the modern investment club movement, as well as the voice of the individual investor. For more information, visit www.betterinvesting.org or call toll free (877) 275-6242.


Chuck Wessendorf
VP, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications
United Rentals, Inc.
(203) 618-7318 
[email protected]

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