United Rentals Opens Branch in Gulfport, Mississippi

Greenwich, CT - Nov 13, 2005


United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI) today announced the opening of its newest general rentals branch in Gulfport, Miss. The 7,200 sq. ft. facility, located at 12101 Seaway Road, will provide customers with equipment rentals, new equipment sales, repair and maintenance services, and a comprehensive line of contractor supplies.

"Our branch team has hit the ground running in support of our customers in the area," said Michael Sauve, branch manager for United Rentals. The Gulf Coast of the United States will soon enter a prolonged period of rebuilding as a result of the devastation caused by the 2005 hurricane season. United Rentals has a unique ability to provide complete jobsite solutions in the form of equipment, supplies and services."

The new 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