United Rentals Appoints John Fahey as Vice President - Controller

Greenwich, CT - Jan 16, 2008

 

United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI) today announced the appointment of John J. Fahey as vice president - controller, effective immediately. He will continue to serve as the company's principal accounting officer.

Martin E. Welch, executive vice president and chief financial officer of United Rentals, said, "John's expertise has proven invaluable in driving process improvements and beneficial controls within our accounting environment over the past two years. We look forward to his expanded role on our financial leadership team."

John Fahey brought more than 15 years of financial executive experience to United Rentals when he joined the company in 2005 as vice president - assistant corporate controller. In 2006, he assumed the additional role of principal accounting officer. Mr. Fahey's prior experience includes senior positions as manager - corporate business development with Xerox Corporation; vice president and chief financial officer with Xerox Engineering Systems, Inc.; and vice president - finance and controller with Faulding Pharmaceutical Company. He is a licensed certified public accountant who previously served as a general practice manager in accounting and auditing for Deloitte & Touche LLP.

About United Rentals

United Rentals, Inc. is the largest equipment rental company in the world, with an integrated network of over 690 rental locations in 48 states, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. The company's approximately 10,900 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 $4.2 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 the company is available at www.unitedrentals.com.

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