United Rentals Appoints Joseph Dixon as Vice President — Sales

Greenwich, CT - May 22, 2008


United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI) today announced that Joseph Dixon has been appointed vice president - sales, effective June 9, 2008. Mr. Dixon, an industry veteran with more than 20 years of equipment rental market experience, will lead the company's strategic sales and business development activities.

Prior to joining United Rentals, Mr. Dixon served as global vice president and general manager for JLG Industries, Inc., a worldwide aerial equipment manufacturer and leading supplier to the rental industry. Previously, he served as vice president, pro business and equipment rental for The Home Depot, Inc., with sales and management responsibility for 1,450 North American locations; and as division vice president of operations and field sales for Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation, with executive responsibility for the company's equipment rental business.

Michael Kneeland, chief executive officer of United Rentals, said, "We are very pleased to welcome Joe to this important role on our senior management team. He is a seasoned industry executive with an extensive understanding of the equipment rental customer and the opportunities that exist within our marketplace. Joe's expertise on a global scale makes him ideally suited to lead our sales organization as we focus on profitable growth and superior customer service.

About United Rentals

United Rentals, Inc. is the largest equipment rental company in the world, with an integrated network of over 670 rental locations in 48 states, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. The company's approximately 10,400 employees serve construction and industrial customers, utilities, municipalities, homeowners and others. The company offers for rent over 2,900 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 United Rentals is available at www.unitedrentals.com.



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