United Rentals Opens Branch in Corpus Christi, Texas

Greenwich, CT - Nov 27, 2005


United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI) today announced the opening of its newest branch in Corpus Christi, Texas. The facility at 5440 Ayers Street will provide customers with equipment rentals, new and used equipment sales, repair and maintenance services, and a comprehensive line of contractor supplies.

"The public and private sectors are investing nearly $5 billion to develop the city of Corpus Christi, including construction of a new airport terminal, renovated convention center and expanded facilities at Texas A&M University," said Sam Orta, branch manager for United Rentals. "Many of our customers are participating in this explosive growth. Our new branch is ideally situated to service construction and industrial needs throughout the metro area."

The Corpus Christi branch carries a broad range of equipment for commercial and industrial construction, renovation and maintenance, including the latest technologies in aerial work platforms. 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 740 rental locations in 48 states, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. The company's 13,500 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 $3.96 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