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Pep Boys Locations Now Accept Wright Express Card
Agreement Continues to Increase Services Available through the Wright Express Service Network
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine, March 19, 2007 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- Wright Express, a leading provider of payment processing and information management services to the U.S. commercial and government vehicle fleet industry (NYSE: WXS), has expanded its accepting network to include The Pep Boys -- Manny, Moe & Jack (NYSE: PBY), the nation's leading automotive aftermarket retail and service chain.
The agreement with Pep Boys continues to increase the services available through the Wright Express Service Network, part of a program that offers fleets an easy way to manage both fuel and service costs using a one-card solution. The Wright Express Universal Card now makes obtaining maintenance and services, and tracking related expenses as easy as purchasing and tracking fuel -- and all in one place.
"Welcoming Wright Express customers into Pep Boys' National Fleet Program is a win-win," said Gino Francescangeli, Director - National Fleet Accounts of Pep Boys. "Our locations are open seven days, six nights and offer fleet customers a wide selection of parts, tires and service performed by ASE-certified technicians."
"This is great news for Wright Express customers," said Michael Dubyak, president and Chief Executive Officer of Wright Express. "Gaining access to the quality services of Pep Boys, which has 593 stores and over 6,000 service bays in 36 states and Puerto Rico, will make it easier and more convenient than ever for our fleet customers to find and purchase quality commercial auto parts along with the vehicle repair and maintenance services they need."
About Pep Boys
Pep Boys has 593 stores and over 6,000 service bays in 36 states and Puerto Rico. Along with its vehicle repair and maintenance capabilities, the company also serves the commercial auto parts delivery market and is one of the leading sellers of replacement tires in the United States. Customers can find the nearest location by calling 1-800-PEP-BOYS or by visiting pepboys.com.
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 approximately 295,000 commercial and government fleets containing 4.3 million vehicles. Wright Express markets these services directly as well as through more than 125 strategic relationships, and offers a MasterCard-branded corporate card. The Company employs more than 675 people and maintains its headquarters in South Portland, Maine. For more information about Wright Express, please visit http://www.wrightexpress.com.
SOURCE Wright Express
Marie Gehret of Pep Boys, +1-215-430-9224; or Jessica Roy, +1-207-523-6763,
Jessica_Roy@wrightexpress.com, or Investor contact, Steve Elder, +1-207-523-7769,
Steve_Elder@wrightexpress.com, both of Wright Express