United Rentals Opens Second Branch in New York City

Greenwich, CT - Apr 4, 2005


United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI), the world's largest equipment rental company, today announced the opening of a new branch in New York City at 114 Liberty Street, near the site of the former World Trade Center. The facility carries a range of small to mid-size equipment for rent, and draws on the company's fleet at nearby locations to fill larger requests. United Rentals has another branch at 39th Street and 12th Avenue, and plans to open a third location in the city's Upper East Side in the next several months.

"The new branch serves construction companies, commercial contractors, building superintendents and maintenance personnel in the five boroughs with equipment rentals, contractor supplies, new and used equipment sales, and repair and maintenance services," said Steve Nadelman, senior vice president for Field Operations at United Rentals. "We also encourage walk-in business from area businesses and residents."

"United Rentals is proud to participate in the revitalization of New York City's downtown," said Nadelman. "We have a unique ability to offer customers one-stop access to both equipment rentals and a wide range of contractor supplies. This means a lot to customers who operate in a metropolitan environment where mobility can be difficult and a single source saves time and money."

The Liberty Street branch stocks approximately 1,500 contractor supplies items including saw blades, power tools, and safety gear, as well as a selection of products geared to the needs of residential customers.

About United Rentals

United Rentals, Inc. is the largest equipment rental company in the world, with an integrated network of 730 rental locations in 47 states, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. The company's 12,700 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, Connecticut. 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