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Michael J. Kneeland, Chairman

Mr. Kneeland became non-executive Chair of the Board of the Company in May 2019, following his retirement as Company CEO, a position he held since 2008. He has served as a member of the Company’s Board since 2008. From 2008 until March 2018, he also served as President. Previously, he served as interim CEO from 2007 to 2008. Mr. Kneeland joined United Rentals in 1998 as district manager upon the Company’s acquisition of Equipment Supply Company and held a variety of management roles from 1998-2007, including being named as Executive Vice President-Operations in 2003. His more than 35 years of management experience in the equipment rental industry includes key positions in sales and operations with private, public and investor-owned companies, including Free State Industries, Inc. Mr. Kneeland served as Free State’s president from 1995 until the company was sold to Equipment Supply Company in 1996. From 1996 to 1998, he served as general manager for Rylan Rents d/b/a Free State Industries, a division of Equipment Supply. At the time it was acquired by United Rentals, Equipment Supply was the largest aerial equipment rental company in North America. In 2020, Mr. Kneeland was appointed to serve as non-executive Chair of the board of directors of Maxim Crane, a private company. In 2019, he was appointed to serve on the board of America Tire Distributors, one of the largest independent suppliers of tires, wheels and supplies to the automotive market. Mr. Kneeland also served on the board of directors of Anticimex Group, a private pest-control company with headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, from 2017 to 2021. In 2015, he was appointed to the National Advisory Board for the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics. Mr. Kneeland served in a variety of positions in the equipment rental industry for over 35 years, including a number of senior management positions with the Company, as well as Free State Industries, Inc. and Equipment Supply Company. He has extensive experience and knowledge of the competitive environment in which the Company operates. Further, he has demonstrated strategic and operational acumen that the Board believes has been of significant value to the Company.

Other Pubic Company Directorships: Mr. Kneeland also serves as a director of Brinks Home Security. Previously, Mr. Kneeland served on the board of directors of YRC Worldwide, Inc., from 2011 to 2019.

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José B. Alvarez, Director

José Alvarez has served as a director of the Company since January 2009. Mr. Alvarez has been on the faculty of the Harvard Business School since February 2009. Until December 2008, he was the Executive Vice President—Global Business Development for Royal Ahold NV (“Royal Ahold”), one of the world’s largest grocery retailers. Mr. Alvarez joined Royal Ahold in 2001 and subsequently held several key senior management positions, including President and Chief Executive Officer of the company’s Stop & Shop and Giant-Landover brands. Previously, he served in executive positions at Shaw’s Supermarket, Inc. and American Stores Company. Mr. Alvarez held several key management positions with Royal Ahold, one of the world’s largest grocery retailers, providing him with business leadership experience in, and valuable knowledge of, the global retail industry. These experiences, together with his other public company directorships and academic credentials as a member of the Harvard Business School faculty, allow him to contribute to the Company and the Board a combination of strategic thinking and industry knowledge with respect to marketing and retailing. Mr. Alvarez holds an MBA degree from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and an AB degree from Princeton.

Other Pubic Company Directorships: Mr. Alvarez also serves as a director of The TJX Companies, Inc. Previously, Mr. Alvarez served as a director of Church & Dwight Co., Inc. from 2011 to 2013.

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Marc A. Bruno, Director

Marc Bruno has served as a director of the Company since May 2018. Mr. Bruno has been the Chief Operating Officer, U.S. Food & Facilities for Aramark Corporation (“Aramark”) since 2019. In his current role, Mr. Bruno focuses on driving Aramark’s hospitality culture and growth across the company’s eight U.S. food and facilities businesses. From 2014 to 2019, Mr. Bruno served as Chief Operating Officer, Sports, Leisure, Corrections, Facilities, and K-12 of Aramark, where he directed hospitality, retail merchandise and facility programs for premier sports and entertainment facilities, meeting venues, parks and cultural attractions as well as food and support solutions for healthcare, business dining, college and university, K-12 clients and correctional facilities. Since joining Aramark as a campus hire in 1993, Mr. Bruno has risen through the ranks by serving in a variety of sales and operating roles in the U.S. and internationally. Mr. Bruno also leads Aramark’s Olympic projects, for which the company has served as the dining and catering services provider for 16 Olympic Games. His involvement with the project spans six Olympics, dating back to the 1996 Atlanta Games. In 2010, SportsBusiness Journal named Mr. Bruno to its annual global list of “Forty Under 40,” recognizing the best and brightest young executives in the sports business industry. Mr. Bruno is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration and earned an MBA from the Harvard Business School. Mr. Bruno serves on the board of directors of Special Olympics of Pennsylvania and Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. Previously, Mr. Bruno served on the board of directors of the San Antonio Spurs and Boston University School of Hospitality. Mr. Bruno has divisional P&L oversight and reports directly to the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Aramark. In addition to logistics operations, he has also overseen construction projects at Aramark. Over the course of his career, Mr. Bruno has successfully demonstrated Aramark’s commitment to service excellence and played a vital role in earning new business.

Other Pubic Company Directorships: None.

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Larry D. De Shon, Director

Larry De Shon has served as a director of the Company since August 2021. Mr. De Shon’s career spans more than 40 years in the aviation and transportation industries, most recently as President and Chief Executive Officer of Avis Budget Group, Inc. (“Avis”), a role he held from January 2016 until his retirement in December 2019. Prior to this and beginning in October 2006, he served as President of Avis Budget Group International, among other positions, with oversight of the Avis, Budget, Zipcar, Payless, Maggiore and Apex businesses in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Prior to Avis, he served in various executive roles during 28 years with UAL Corporation (now United Continental Holdings, Inc.) where he led United Airlines’ global airport operations, including safety, customer service, logistics, product development and internal communications. Mr. De Shon has extensive leadership and corporate governance experience, deep operating skills and international expertise. While at Avis, he was instrumental in leading an organizational transformation to respond to changing consumer preferences and to open up new revenue streams and business models through initiatives that included creating the first end-to-end digital car rental experience and building one of the largest connected car fleets in the world. Mr. De Shon also successfully led Avis through times of disruption and global transformations, developed innovative solutions to strengthen positions in the marketplace and modernized systems for better customer and employee experiences. Mr. De Shon’s background and experience as a public company chief executive officer provide him with the leadership, business, financial, governance, management and digital skills that will benefit the Company and the Board. Mr. De Shon holds degrees in communications and sociology from the University of Missouri.

Other Pubic Company Directorships: Mr. De Shon also serves as a director of The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. and Air New Zealand Limited.

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Matthew Flannery, President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Flannery was appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer of United Rentals, and was elected as a director of the Company, in May 2019, while remaining as President, a position he has held since March 2018. From April 2012 until March 2018, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Flannery has extensive experience in all areas of the Company’s operations, having previously served as Executive Vice President—Operations and Sales, Senior Vice President—Operations East and in two regional vice president roles in aerial operations. Mr. Flannery has also served as a district manager, district sales manager and branch manager of the Company. Mr. Flannery joined the Company in 1998 as part of the Company’s acquisition of Connecticut-based McClinch Equipment. Mr. Flannery graduated from Hofstra University. Mr. Flannery has over three decades of sales, management and operations experience in the rental industry, including a number of senior management positions with the Company. He has extensive experience and knowledge in all areas of the Company’s operations and of the competitive environment in which the Company operates. Further, he has demonstrated strategic, operational and financial acumen that the Board believes has been of significant value to the Company.

Other Pubic Company Directorships: None.

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Bobby J. Griffin, Lead Independent Director

Bobby Griffin has served as a director of the Company since January 2009. Mr. Griffin has served as a director of the Company since January 2009 and was appointed Lead Independent Director in May 2019. From March 2005 to March 2007, Mr. Griffin served as President—International Operations for Ryder System, Inc., a global provider of transportation, logistics and supply chain management solutions. Beginning in 1986, Mr. Griffin served in various other management positions with Ryder, including as executive vice president—international operations from 2003 to March 2005 and executive vice president—global supply chain operations from 2001 to 2003. Prior to Ryder, Mr. Griffin was an executive at ATE Management and Service Company, Inc., which was acquired by Ryder in 1986. Mr. Griffin has notable business experience in the areas of transportation, logistics and supply chain management, including extensive international experience, due to his past senior leadership positions with Ryder System, Inc. In addition to these attributes, Mr. Griffin’s public company directorship experience provides a valuable perspective for the Board and the Company.

Other Pubic Company Directorships: Mr. Griffin also serves as a director of Hanesbrands Inc., WESCO International, Inc. and Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. Previously, Mr. Griffin served as a director of Horizon Lines, Inc. from May 2010 until April 2012.

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Kim Harris Jones, Director

Kim Harris Jones has served as a director of the Company since September 2018. Ms. Harris Jones most recently served as Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller of Mondelez International (“Mondelez”) from 2012 until 2015. She previously served as Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller at Kraft Foods Inc. from 2009 until 2012 before Mondelez was formed by Kraft’s split into two domestic and international publicly-traded corporations. Prior to her time at Kraft, Ms. Harris Jones had a 17-year career at Chrysler LLC, where she started as a Senior Manager, Labor Relations in Benefits Finance then served in a variety of leadership positions, most notably as Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller from 2008 to 2009. Before Chrysler, she spent six years at General Motors. Ms. Harris Jones earned a BBA in accounting and an MBA in finance from the University of Michigan. Ms. Harris Jones serves on the board of Ethiopian North American Health Professionals Association and the finance committee of the Consortium for Graduate Study in Management and is a member of the Executive Leadership Council. Ms. Harris Jones was named to the list of “25 Women to Watch” by CFO Magazine, to the list of “75 Most Powerful Women in Business” by Black Enterprise Magazine and to the list of “The 2021 Most Influential Black Corporate Directors” by Savoy magazine. She is an experienced former finance executive who has spent time in automotive and consumer businesses. More recently, she has accumulated experience as a board director. Ms. Harris Jones has extensive management, financial and business experience at large complex corporations undergoing significant corporate growth and change.

Other Pubic Company Directorships: Ms. Harris Jones also serves as a director of TrueBlue, Inc. and Fossil Group, Inc.

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Terri L. Kelly, Director

Terri Kelly has served as a director of the Company since May 2018. Ms. Kelly is the former President and CEO of W.L. Gore & Associates (“Gore”), a highly innovative, privately-held family-owned enterprise with more than $3 billion in annual revenues, serving in this capacity from 2005 to 2018. Gore specializes in advanced materials that are utilized in a wide array of high-value products including GORE-TEX® fabric, implantable medical devices, venting products, and electronic cables. Gore is well known for its unique management philosophy and culture, and is consistently recognized as a top workplace across the globe. Ms. Kelly joined Gore as an Engineer in 1983 and has expertise across multiple industries including consumer products, defense, industrial, medical devices, and pharmbio. As CEO, she led this global organization of close to 10,000 associates with over 45 manufacturing and sales locations. Ms. Kelly graduated summa cum laude from the University of Delaware with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. Ms. Kelly serves as a Trustee of the Alfred I. duPont Charitable Trust, whose beneficiary is the Nemours Foundation (one of the nation’s leading children’s health systems), and serves as a Trustee for the University of Delaware. She is also a member of the Management Executive Society and the International Women’s Forum. She previously served as a member of the Economic and Advisory Council for the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. Ms. Kelly has strong business and technical acumen with key competencies in creating a collaborative and empowered work environment to achieve successful business outcomes. She is adept at leading an organization through significant transformation, and evolving the culture and behaviors to meet changing business needs. Ms. Kelly possesses strong organizational and communication skills with experience integrating across multiple functions to maximize success. Her other areas of expertise include new product development, innovation, portfolio management, brand management, associate engagement and leadership development.

Other Pubic Company Directorships: Ms. Kelly also serves as a Supervisory Board member of ASML, a manufacturer of semiconductor equipment based in the Netherlands.

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Gracia Martore, Director

Gracia Martore has served as a director of the Company since June 2017. Ms. Martore most recently served as President and Chief Executive Officer and director of TEGNA Inc. (“TEGNA”), formerly known as Gannett Co., Inc., a role she held from October 2011 until June 2017. Prior to that and beginning in 1985, Ms. Martore served in various other management positions with TEGNA, including as President and Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to TEGNA, Ms. Martore worked for 12 years in the banking industry. Ms. Martore graduated from Wellesley College. While there, she was named a Wellesley Scholar for academic excellence. Ms. Martore also serves on the board of The Associated Press and FM Global. She previously served as a director of Learning Tree International and served on the Board of Trustees of Wellesley College. Ms. Martore has financial expertise, broad business experience and extensive management, leadership, operational and transformation expertise as a result of her 32 years of experience in a variety of senior leadership roles at TEGNA. She was a driving force in growing Gannett, the nation’s largest local media company, which doubled its broadcast portfolio under her leadership. She also led the separation of Gannett into two publicly traded companies. Ms. Martore has won numerous business and industry honors for her leadership, including receiving the CEO Lifetime Achievement Award from the Washington Business Journal, being named as one of “50 Most Powerful Women in Business” by Fortune Magazine for three consecutive years, being named to Forbes’ “100 Most Powerful Women” list, as well as being named by Institutional Investor magazine as one of the Best CFO’s in America and Best CFO in America in the publishing and advertising agencies category for three consecutive years. Ms. Martore’s background, experience and judgment as chief executive officer and chief financial officer of a major publicly traded company provide her with leadership, business, financial, governance and cybersecurity skills that will benefit the Company and the Board.

Other Pubic Company Directorships: Ms. Martore also serves as a director of Omnicom Group, Inc. and WestRock Company.

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Shiv Singh, Director

Shiv Singh has served as a director of the Company since May 2017. Mr. Singh has served as Chief Marketing & Customer Experience Officer at LendingTree, Inc. since January 2022. From December 2020 to October 2021, Mr. Singh served as Senior Vice President and General Manager at Expedia Group, Inc. From 2019 to 2020, he served as Chief Marketing Officer of Eargo, Inc. From 2013 to 2018, Mr. Singh, served as a senior vice president in various innovation, digital and marketing positions at Visa Inc. (“Visa”), where he was responsible for driving the go-to-market strategy for some of the company’s most disruptive products and innovations, launching the Visa brand and communications platform, driving Visa’s digital marketing transformation including the re-imagination of Visa.com across 120 countries, managing global media partnerships and leading marketing innovation programs. Prior to joining Visa, Mr. Singh was the Global Head of Digital at PepsiCo Beverages, responsible for all digital engagement in paid, owned, and social media across consumer marketing, shopper marketing, and food service marketing. From 1999 to 2010, Mr. Singh served in various positions at Razorfish, most recently as VP and Global Social Media Lead. Mr. Singh is a graduate of Babson College and earned his master’s degree from the London School of Economics & Political Science. Mr. Singh has significant experience in marketing, innovation, strategy and general management. Mr. Singh has received various industry awards, including being inducted into the American Advertising Federation Hall of Achievement in November 2016, being recognized by AdWeek as a Top 50 marketer in 2015 and being recognized by Ad Age as a 2009 Media Maven. Mr. Singh is also co-author of the books “Savvy – Navigating Fake Companies, Fake Leaders & Fake News in the Post Trust Era” and “Social Media Marketing for Dummies.” He has also written for the Harvard Business Review online, Ad Age magazine, The Huffington Post and other publications. Collectively, Mr. Singh’s experiences will allow him to contribute to the Board and provide the Company a fresh and valuable perspective on marketing, innovation, cybersecurity and related matters.

Other Pubic Company Directorships: None.