United Rentals Opens Aerial Equipment Branch in Round Rock, Texas

Greenwich, CT - Jun 16, 2005


United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI), the world's largest equipment rental company, today announced the opening of its newest aerial equipment branch in Round Rock, Texas. The new 11,000 sq. ft. facility at 540 South Interstate Highway 35 will provide customers in the greater Austin metropolitan area with equipment rentals, new and used equipment sales, repair and maintenance services, and a comprehensive line of contractor supplies.

"The private sector has pledged $1.56 million to promote the city of Round Rock's economic development," said Rob Slivinsky, branch manager for United Rentals. "United Rentals is pleased to be a part of that growth."

The new branch will rent the latest technologies in aerial work platforms, as well as forklifts, scaffolding and related equipment for commercial and industrial construction. United Rentals also offers equipment delivery, certified safety and professional operator training and 24-hour emergency response.

About United Rentals

United Rentals, Inc. is the largest equipment rental company in the world, with an integrated network of more than 730 rental locations in 48 states, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. The company's 12,900 employees serve construction and industrial customers, utilities, municipalities, homeowners and others. The company offers for rent over 600 different types of equipment with a total original cost of $3.7 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.


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

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