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Wright Express Included on Forbes 200 Best Small Companies List

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine, Dec 16, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Wright Express [NYSE: WXS], a leading global provider of payment processing and information management services, is pleased to announce that the company has been ranked #26 in Forbes magazine's "America's 200 Best Small Companies" for 2009. This is the second year in a row Wright Express has made the list; last year the company entered the list at #118.

Forbes began ranking small companies in 1996 to recognize top-performing, publicly held up-and-comers. The rankings are based on a number of factors including sales and earnings growth, and return on equity.

"We're honored to have been named by Forbes as one of America's 200 Best Small Companies for 2009," said Michael Dubyak, Wright Express Chairman and CEO. "This is a tremendous achievement for us as a company and direct reflection of our associates' hard work, dedication and determination to succeed in what has been a challenging year."

About Wright Express

Wright Express is a leading global provider of payment processing and information management services. Wright Express captures and combines transaction information from its proprietary network with specialized analytical tools and purchasing control capabilities in a suite of solutions that enable fleets to manage their vehicles more effectively. The Company's charge cards are used by commercial and government fleets to purchase fuel and maintenance services for approximately 4.6 million vehicles. Wright Express markets its services directly to fleets and as an outsourcing partner for its strategic relationships and franchisees. The Company's business portfolio includes a MasterCard-branded corporate card as well as TelaPoint, a provider of supply chain software solutions for petroleum distributors and retailers, and Pacific Pride, an independent fuel distributor franchisee network, as well as international subsidiaries. For more information about Wright Express, please visit www.wrightexpress.com.

SOURCE: Wright Express Corporation

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