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United Rentals Expands Specialty Rental Operations with Openings in Virginia, Louisiana and Arizona

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

United Rentals Expands Specialty Rental Operations with Openings in Virginia, Louisiana and Arizona

16:10 EDT Wednesday, April 24, 2013

GREENWICH, Conn. (Business Wire) -- United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI) today announced the further expansion of its specialty rental branch network with the addition of three locations dedicated to providing temporary power and climate control solutions.

United Rentals Power & HVAC recently opened branches in Hampton, Va., Lake Charles, La., and Phoenix, Ariz., to provide engineered power and climate control solutions for commercial, industrial and governmental customers, and disaster recovery services. The company now has 116 specialty operations and 830 total branches in the United States and Canada.

Paul McDonnell, senior vice president – operations, trench safety, power and HVAC, said, "We are accelerating the growth of our footprint in response to customer demand for innovation and productivity in a wide range of specialized applications. The latest openings are part of a planned expansion for 2013 that will build on United Rentals' strategic position as the leading single-source provider of safe, efficient site 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. 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 830 rental locations in 49 states and 10 Canadian provinces. The company's approximately 11,400 employees serve construction and industrial customers, utilities, municipalities, homeowners and others. The company offers for rent approximately 3,300 classes of equipment with a total original cost of $7.24 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 unitedrentals.com.

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

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