United Rentals Opens Branch in Phoenix, Arizona

Greenwich, CT - Dec 13, 2005


United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI) today announced the opening of its newest branch in Phoenix, Ariz. The 2.4 acre facility at 7024 West Van Buren Street will provide customers with equipment rentals, new and used equipment sales, repair and maintenance services, and a comprehensive line of contractor supplies.

"The Phoenix-Scottsdale area is transforming itself into a hub for commerce, sports and the arts," said Bryan Ihrke, branch manager for United Rentals. "Economic development is driving a strong retail and residential construction market throughout Maricopa County. Our new branch is ideally positioned to service this growth."

The new Phoenix 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