United Rentals Named Official Equipment Rental Partner by The PGA of America

Greenwich, CT - Feb 7, 2011


United Rentals Inc. (NYSE: URI) today announced that the company has been named The Official Equipment Rental Partner of The PGA of America through 2014. Approximately 10,000 golf facilities nationwide that are staffed by PGA Professionals will now be able to benefit from expert advice and a National Account relationship with United Rentals for quality equipment services. The new licensing agreement also features United Rentals serving as co-presenting sponsor of the PGA Winter Championships and as a supporting sponsor of Golf Retirement Plus™.

Michael Kneeland, chief executive officer of United Rentals, said, “We are extremely pleased to expand our support of The PGA of America in this new role, which makes our services available at favorable prices to PGA Professionals at premier green-grass facilities. Our branch footprint and depth of resources will allow us to respond quickly to maintenance, renovation and construction needs, helping these facilities in turn serve their own customers.”

Allen Wronowski, president of The PGA of America, said, “We have been fortunate to have United Rentals serving as an invaluable vendor at our major championships since the mid-1990s, and we now welcome them as a new partner and supporter of both our PGA Winter Championships and Golf Retirement Plus. United Rentals shares our commitment to providing outstanding service and value to PGA Professionals.”

United Rentals is the leading provider of equipment rentals with the largest customer service structure in North America: more than 530 locations, 7,300 employees, toll-free reservations and online services, and a fleet of approximately 2,900 classes of well-maintained equipment. The company offers the industry’s most extensive National Account program, with 24-hour customer service through a single point of contact and an integrated branch network that speeds order fulfillment through state-of-the-art technology.

The PGA Winter Championships is a six-event series that opened its 58th season, Jan. 7, at PGA Golf Club and continues through Feb. 7, providing additional competitive playing opportunities for the nation’s PGA Professionals. The PGA Winter Championships are presented by Premier Golf and United Rentals.

Founded in 1997, Golf Retirement Plus™ is a supplemental retirement program for PGA Professionals and apprentices, GCSAA Superintendents, and CMAA Club Managers, which allows them to make their own contributions or have their employers contribute to their Golf Retirement Plus account on their behalf. PGA Professionals may also earn personal retirement incentives by participating in the Golf Retirement Plus Sponsor Programs.

About United Rentals

United Rentals Inc. is the largest equipment rental company in the world, with an integrated network of 531 rental locations in 48 states and 10 Canadian provinces. The company’s approximately 7,300 employees serve construction and industrial customers, utilities, municipalities, homeowners and others. The company offers for rent approximately 2,900 classes of equipment with a total original cost of $3.79 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 is available at unitedrentals.com.

About The PGA of America

Celebrating its 95th year, The PGA of America has maintained a twofold mission of its founders: to establish and elevate the standards of the profession and to grow interest and participation in the game of golf.

By establishing and elevating the standards of the golf profession through world-class education, career services, marketing and research programs, The PGA enables its professionals to maximize their performance in their respective career paths and showcases them as experts in the game and in a multi-billion dollar golf industry.

By creating and delivering dramatic world-class championships and exciting and enjoyable promotions that are viewed as the best of their class in the golf industry, The PGA of America elevates the public's interest in the game, the desire to play more golf, and ensures accessibility to the game for everyone, everywhere. The PGA of America brand represents the very best in golf.


Fred Bratman
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