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Wright Express Chairman, President and CEO Mike Dubyak Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year(R) 2011 New England Award Winner

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine, Jun 17, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Wright Express Corporation (NYSE:WXS), today announced that Ernst & Young, one of the world's leading professional service organizations, has named Mike Dubyak, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Wright Express, its Entrepreneur Of The Year(R)2011 New England Award winner in the financial services category. The awards program recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Dubyak was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a gala event at the Boston Renaissance Waterfront Hotel on June 15.

"It is a great honor to be recognized by Ernst & Young. I am humbled that I was picked from a field of many talented and successful business leaders in New England," said Dubyak. "From small beginnings here in Maine, my team has grown this company to a leading global provider of payment processing and information management services. I share this honor with a great management team, our Board of Directors and all of the more than 850 loyal and dedicated employees of Wright Express."

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Program celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. The program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 140 cities and more than 50 countries throughout the world.

As a New England award winner, Dubyak is now eligible for consideration for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 2011 National Award. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the overall Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year National Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs on November 12. The gala is the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum(R), the nation's most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies and will be held November 9-13.

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Sponsors

Founded and produced by Ernst & Young LLP, the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards are pleased to have the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation as a national sponsor.

In New England sponsors include Boston Magazine, J. Robert Scott, Marsh, Nixon Peabody LLP, RR Donnelley and Regan Communications Group.

About Wright Express

Wright Express is a leading provider of value-based, business payment processing and information management solutions. The company's fleet, corporate and prepaid payment solutions provide its more than 350,000 customers with unparalleled security and control across a wide spectrum of business sectors. The company's subsidiaries include Wright Express Financial Services, Pacific Pride and Wright Express International, including Wright Express Prepaid Cards Australia and Wright Express Fuel Cards Australia. Wright Express and its subsidiaries employ more than 850 associates in six countries. For more information about Wright Express, please visit wrightexpress.com.

About Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year(R)

Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year(R) is the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential, and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 140 cities in more than 50 countries.

About Ernst & Young

Ernst & Young is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. Worldwide, our 141,000 people are united by our shared values and an unwavering commitment to quality. We make a difference by helping our people, our clients and our wider communities achieve their potential.

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