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Gulf Oil Renews Contract With Wright Express

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine, Oct 07, 2005 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- Gulf Oil has executed a five-year contract extension with Wright Express Corporation (NYSE: WXS). Wright Express, a leading provider of payment processing and information management services to the U.S. commercial and government fleet industry, has administered and offered a proprietary branded fleet card for Gulf for more than ten years. The agreement also extends Gulf Oil's acceptance of the Wright Express universal fleet card.

"We are delighted that Gulf Oil chose to renew its private label and Wright Express card contracts with us," said Michael E. Dubyak, President and CEO of Wright Express. "Wright Express is committed to providing expanded portfolio reporting and web-based solutions to our strategic relationships and their fleet customers, as well as the comprehensive purchase controls for their fleet customers. Our vested commitment in technology, new products and high performance customer service provides the differentiation our strategic partners seek in the market place to help drive growth in their programs."

Gulf Oil Limited Partnership, based in Chelsea, Massachusetts is a wholesaler of refined petroleum products. Gulf distributes motor fuels through a network of 1,800 Gulf branded gas stations and service stations, as well as heating oil, diesel fuel and kerosene. Wright Express provides Gulf with a card product that carries the Gulf Oil brand.

About Wright Express

Wright Express is a leading provider of payment processing and information management services to the U.S. commercial and government vehicle fleet industry. Wright Express provides these services for more than 290,000 commercial and government fleets containing more than 4 million vehicles. Wright Express markets these services directly as well as through more than 85 strategic relationships, and offers a MasterCard-branded corporate card. The Company employs more than 640 people and maintains its headquarters in South Portland, Maine. For more information about Wright Express, please visit www.wrightexpress.com.

SOURCE Wright Express Corporation

Jessica Roy, +1-207-523-6763, or Jessica_Roy@wrightexpress.com, or
Steve Elder, +1-207-523-7769, or Steve_Elder@wrightexpress.com,
both of Wright Express