United Rentals Promotes Matt Flannery to Lead Operations and Sales

Management realignment includes new executive vice president and two new senior vice presidents

Greenwich, Conn. (April 19, 2011) — United Rentals, Inc (NYSE:URI) today announced a management realignment that included promotion of Matt Flannery to executive vice president, operations and sales. In his new role, Flannery will continue to have overall responsibility for leading general rental and aerial operations.

"I am delighted to promote Matt in recognition of his strong business acumen and leadership skills, said Michael Kneeland, chief executive officer. "He has played a key role in our ongoing transformation through Operation United, and in his new role will work with me in looking to the future to identify growth opportunities."

Flannery was appointed senior vice president, operations in April 2008. Flannery joined the company in 1998, starting as branch manager and has served in a variety of operating positions with increasing responsibility.

The company also promoted Dale Asplund to senior vice president, business services. In continuing to build upon his success in integrating the supply chain, fleet management and shared services, Asplund's portfolio will now also include information technology.

In addition, Irene Moshouris has been promoted to senior vice president, treasurer, where she will continue to oversee treasury, tax and credit but will now also oversee real estate.

United Rentals Inc. is the largest equipment rental company in the world, with a network of 530 rental locations in 48 states and 10 Canadian provinces. The company's approximately 7,300 employees serve construction and industrial customers, utilities, municipalities, homeowners and others. The company offers for rent approximately 2,900 classes of equipment with a total original cost of $3.85 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.