United Rentals to Present at Bear Stearns 14th Annual Global Credit Conference May 18, 2005

Greenwich, CT - May 15, 2005


United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI) today announced that it will participate in the Bear Stearns 14th Annual Global Credit Conference at the Waldorf Astoria, New York on Wednesday, May 18, 2005. The conference will include a presentation by John Milne, President and Chief Financial Officer, as well as additional meetings with investors.

About United Rentals

United Rentals, Inc. is the largest equipment rental company in the world, with an integrated network of more than 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, 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