United Rentals to hold stockholder meeting to adopt merger agreement

United Rentals will hold a special meeting of stockholders on Oct. 19, 2007, for the purpose of voting on a proposal to adopt its merger agreement with affiliates of Cerberus Capital Management. Pursuant to the agreement, United Rentals is to be acquired pursuant to a merger in which each share of United Rentals common stock will be converted into the right to receive $34.50 in cash.

Stockholders of record as of the close of business on Monday, September 10, 2007, will be entitled to vote at the special meeting. The company expects to complete the proposed merger during the fourth quarter.