United Rentals Opens Third Branch in New York City

Greenwich, CT - Jun 19, 2005


United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI), the world's largest equipment rental company, today announced the opening of a third location in New York City at 2162 2nd Avenue and 111th Street. The new branch serves construction companies, commercial contractors, building superintendents, maintenance personnel and area residents.

"This third Manhattan branch provides the opportunity for us to participate in the growing New York City rental market," said John Humphrey, district manager for United Rentals. "We are excited to expand our presence in the metropolitan area."

The 2nd Avenue facility offers customers the one-stop convenience of equipment rentals, new equipment sales, and repair and maintenance services, as well as more than 1,500 different contractor supplies items, including saw blades, power tools and safety gear.

About United Rentals

United Rentals, Inc. is the largest equipment rental company in the world, with an integrated network of 730 rental locations in 48 states, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. The company's 12,900 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, 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