United Rentals Appoints Ned Graham as Vice President of Business Development

Greenwich, CT - Sep 1, 2009

 

United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI) today announced that Ned Graham has been appointed to the position of vice president of business development, effective immediately. Graham, a 29-year veteran of the equipment rental industry, will lead the development of strategies and process improvements related to business expansion.

Michael Kneeland, chief executive officer of United Rentals, said, “Ned’s nearly three decades of experience with equipment rental operations, including 10 years in the public sector, speaks for itself. He has an exceptional talent for realizing compelling opportunities on a national scale, across all business units and customer segments. Ned’s expertise makes him a strong addition to our senior team, and we are delighted to have him on board as we continue to pursue our strategic objectives.”

Prior to joining United Rentals, Graham most recently served as senior vice president of operations for RSC Equipment Rental, where he directed operations in 30 states, following six years as regional vice president and two years as district manager. Previously, he acquired and served as president for Approved Equipment Company, a multi-location rental, sales and service business. He began his career with Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company in corporate lending.

Graham holds a bachelor’s degree from Wilkes University and attended executive programs at several leading institutions, including Harvard Business School, Fordham University and the Swedish Institute of Management/International Operations in Stockholm.

About United Rentals

United Rentals, Inc. is the largest equipment rental company in the world, with an integrated network of over 580 rental locations in 48 states, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. The company’s approximately 8,600 employees serve construction and industrial customers, utilities, municipalities, homeowners and others. The company offers for rent approximately 2,700 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.

Contact:

Fred Bratman
(203) 618-7318
Cell: (917) 847-4507
fbratman@ur.com