United Rentals Opens Branch in New Braunfels, Texas

Greenwich, CT - Dec 11, 2005


United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI) today announced the opening of its newest branch in New Braunfels, Texas. The 2.5 acre facility at 5080 Highway 35 South will provide customers with equipment rentals, new and used equipment sales, repair and maintenance services, and a comprehensive line of contractor supplies.

"New Braunfels' proximity to San Antonio's regional labor force is an advantage relative to many communities in Texas," said Warren Smalley, branch manager for United Rentals. "Industrial expansion, particularly within the automotive industry, has helped fuel a strong construction market here. Our customers are involved in that growth, and they rely on us for equipment, supplies and services around the clock."

The New Braunfels 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