United Rentals to Report Second Quarter 2007 Results on Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Greenwich, CT -


United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI) today announced that the company will release its second quarter 2007 results on Wednesday, August 1, 2007, after the markets close. No conference call has been scheduled due to the company's recent announcement that it has signed a definitive merger agreement with affiliates of Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. The press release will be available on the United Rentals website at www.unitedrentals.com.

About United Rentals

United Rentals, Inc. is the largest equipment rental company in the world, with an integrated network of over 690 rental locations in 48 states, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. The company's more than 12,000 employees serve construction and industrial customers, utilities, municipalities, homeowners and others. The company offers for rent over 20,000 classes of rental equipment, with a total original cost of $4.0 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.


In connection with the merger agreement and the proposed merger contemplated thereby, United Rentals will file a proxy statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS ARE ADVISED TO READ THE PROXY STATEMENT WHEN IT BECOMES AVAILABLE BECAUSE IT WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE MERGER AND THE PARTIES TO THE MERGER. Investors and security holders may obtain a free copy of the proxy statement (when available) and other relevant documents filed with the SEC from the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. United Rentals security holders and other interested parties will also be able to obtain, without charge, a copy of the proxy statement and other relevant documents (when available) by directing a request by mail to the company at Five Greenwich Office Park, Greenwich, CT 06831, or by telephone to (203) 622-3131, or from the United Rentals website at www.unitedrentals.com. 

United Rentals and its directors and officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from United Rentals shareholders with respect to the merger. Information about United Rentals directors and officers and their ownership of United Rentals common stock and other securities is set forth in the United Rentals proxy statements and Annual Reports on Form 10-K, previously filed with the SEC, and will be set forth in the proxy statement relating to the merger when it becomes available.


Fred Bratman
Hyde Park Financial Communications
(203) 618-7318 
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