United Rentals Supports Local Habitat for Humanity Affiliate

Greenwich, CT - Mar 13, 2006


United Rentals (NYSE: URI) today announced that it will donate professional contractor supplies, including an infrared VAL6 space heater, to Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County (HFHCFC) in Bridgeport, Conn. The supplies are primarily personal protection equipment and hand tools that will be used in the building of affordable housing for low-income families.

"Our company is pleased to provide Habitat for Humanity's volunteers with the contractor supplies that they need to improve the quality of life for area residents," said Michael DeCata, vice president - contractor supplies for United Rentals. "United Rentals is proud to take an active role in supporting and improving the communities where we live and work. Habitat for Humanity shares our belief that actions can speak louder than words."

United Rentals, the world's largest equipment rental company, also sells a full range of contractor supplies at its branches.

"United Rentals' gift speaks to the company's generosity and to the 'we are all our brother's keeper' philosophy of Habitat for Humanity," said Robert Knebel, president and chief executive officer of HFHCFC. "These supplies will support our work with families to help them help themselves to rebuild their lives, their homes and their communities."

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 13,400 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 $3.9 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