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United Rentals Opens Six More Specialty Rental Branches

Expands Power & HVAC and Trench Safety Networks in the U.S. and Canada

STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE:URI) today announced the further expansion of its specialty branch network with the addition of five U.S. locations and one in Canada.

United Rentals Power & HVAC branches in San Antonio, Texas, Mobile, Ala., Birmingham, Ala., and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, will provide engineered power, heating, cooling and ventilation solutions for commercial, industrial and governmental customers, and disaster recovery services. United Rentals Trench Safety branches in Pittsburgh, Penn., and Birmingham, Ala., will provide engineered excavation support and confined space entry systems, along with worker training.

Paul McDonnell, senior vice president – operations, trench safety, power and HVAC, said, "These latest additions to our specialty network advance our plan for 18 targeted branch openings in 2013. They expand our presence in strategic areas of the U.S. and Canada where aging infrastructure and a robust energy sector are driving demand. Customers in these markets can access the full scope of our company’s resources in the form of total jobsite solutions.”

United Rentals offers expert equipment rental, trench safety, temporary power, climate control, industrial tool and technology services through the largest customer service organization of its kind in North America. The company currently has a total of 822 rental branches in North America. For more information, see unitedrentals.com.

About United Rentals

United Rentals, Inc. is the largest equipment rental company in the world, with an integrated network of 822 rental locations that operate in 49 U.S. states and every Canadian province. The company’s approximately 11,700 employees serve construction and industrial customers, utilities, municipalities, homeowners and others. The company offers for rent approximately 3,200 classes of equipment for rent with a total original cost of $7.96 billion. United Rentals is a member of the Standard & Poor’s MidCap 400 Index, the Barron’s 400 Index and the Russell 2000 Index® and is headquartered in Stamford, Conn. Additional information about United Rentals is available at www.unitedrentals.com.

Contacts

United Rentals, Inc.
Fred Bratman, (203) 618-7318
Cell: (917) 847-4507
fbratman@ur.com