Williams Scotsman International, Inc. Announces Special Meeting of Stockholders for October 29, 2007 in Baltimore, Maryland



    BALTIMORE, August 28 /CNW/ - Williams Scotsman International, Inc.
(NASDAQ:  WLSC) today announced that it has established a record date and
meeting date for the special meeting of stockholders to consider and vote upon
a proposal to adopt the Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of July 18,
2007, by and among Ristretto Group S.a.r.l., Ristretto Acquisition Corp.,
Ristretto Holdings SCA and Williams Scotsman International, Inc., pursuant to
which Ristretto Acquisition Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Ristretto
Group S.a.r.l., will be merged with and into Williams Scotsman International,
Inc., with Williams Scotsman International, Inc. being the surviving
corporation.

    The special meeting will be held on Monday, October 29, 2007 at 10:00
a.m., Eastern Time, at the headquarters of Williams Scotsman International,
Inc. at 8211 Town Center Drive, Baltimore, Maryland 21236. The record date for
determining the stockholders of Williams Scotsman International, Inc. common
stock entitled to notice of, to vote at, and to attend the special meeting
will be the close of business on Wednesday, September 26, 2007. Williams
Scotsman International, Inc. will mail its definitive proxy statement to its
stockholders on or about Monday, October 1, 2007.

    Williams Scotsman International, Inc. also announced today that it has
received notice from the Federal Trade Commission that the Federal Trade
Commission granted early termination, effective August 23, 2007, of the
waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976,
as amended, in connection with the proposed merger. The transaction remains
subject to the approval of Williams Scotsman International, Inc. stockholders
and the satisfaction of closing conditions as set forth in the Agreement and
Plan of Merger.

    About Williams Scotsman International, Inc.

    Williams Scotsman International, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is a
leading provider of mobile and modular space solutions for multiple industry
sectors, including the construction, education, commercial, healthcare and
government markets. The company serves over 30,000 customers, operating a
fleet of over 121,000 modular space and storage units that are leased through
a network of over 100 locations throughout North America and Spain. Williams
Scotsman International, Inc. provides delivery, installation, and other
services, and sells new and used mobile office products. Williams Scotsman
International, Inc. also manages large modular building projects from concept
to completion. Williams Scotsman International, Inc. is a publicly traded
company (NASDAQ:   WLSC) headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland with operations in
the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Spain. For additional information,
visit the company's web site at www.willscot.com, call (410) 931-6066, or
email to michele.cunningham@willscot.com.

    Cautionary Language Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

    Statements herein regarding the proposed transaction between Ristretto
Group S.a.r.l., Ristretto Acquisition Corp., Ristretto Holdings SCA and
Williams Scotsman International, Inc., future financial and operating results,
benefits and synergies of the transaction, future opportunities for the
combined company and any other statements about future expectations constitute
forward looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are based upon current beliefs
and expectations and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties. There
are a number of important factors that could cause actual results or events to
differ materially from those indicated by such forward looking statements,
including: the ability to obtain governmental approvals of the transaction on
the proposed terms and schedule and the failure of Williams Scotsman
International, Inc.'s stockholders to approve the transaction. Additional
factors that may affect future results are contained in each company's filings
with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including each company's
Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006, which are
available at the SEC's Web site http://www.sec.gov. The information set forth
herein speaks only as of the date hereof, and any intention or obligation to
update any forward looking statements as a result of developments occurring
after the date hereof is hereby disclaimed.

    Important Additional Information Will Be Filed With The SEC

    In connection with the proposed transaction, Williams Scotsman
International, Inc. has filed a preliminary Proxy Statement with the SEC and
plans to file a final Proxy Statement with the SEC. Investors and security
holders of Williams Scotsman International, Inc. are urged to read the Proxy
Statement and any other relevant documents filed with the SEC when they are
available because they will contain important information about Williams
Scotsman International, Inc., the proposed transaction and related matters.
The final Proxy Statement will be mailed to stockholders of Williams Scotsman
International, Inc. Investors and security holders of Williams Scotsman
International, Inc. will be able to obtain copies of the final Proxy
Statement, when they become available, as well as other filings with the SEC
that will be incorporated by reference into such documents, containing
information about Williams Scotsman International, Inc., without charge, at
the SEC's Internet site (http://www.sec.gov). These documents may also be
obtained for free from Williams Scotsman International, Inc. by directing a
request to Williams Scotsman International, Inc., Investor Relations, 8211
Town Center Drive, Baltimore, Maryland 21236 or at Williams Scotsman
International, Inc.'s Investor Relations page on its corporate website at
www.willscot.com.

    Participants in Solicitation

    Williams Scotsman International, Inc. and its respective directors and
executive officers and other members of management and employees may be deemed
to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from Williams Scotsman
International, Inc.'s stockholders in respect of the proposed transaction.
Information regarding Williams Scotsman International, Inc.'s participants is
available in Williams Scotsman International, Inc.'s Annual Report on Form
10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006, Williams Scotsman International,
Inc.'s proxy statement, dated March 30, 2007, for its 2007 annual meeting of
stockholders, which are filed with the SEC. Additional information regarding
the interests of such participants is included in the preliminary Proxy
Statement filed with the SEC and will be included in the final Proxy Statement
to be filed with the SEC.




For further information:

For further information: Williams Scotsman International, Inc. Robert C.
Singer Chief Financial Officer 410-931-6108

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