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Wright Express Reaches Out to Maine and New Hampshire Small Businesses, Calls for Entries to its "Ten Grand to Grow" Contest

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 21, 2009-- Wright Express Corporation [NYSE: WXS], a leading provider of payment processing and information management services to the U.S. commercial and government vehicle fleet industry, is calling for entries to its “Ten Grand to Grow” contest for small businesses.

As the country’s economic recession continues to be a hot topic of discussion, Wright Express acknowledges the importance of supporting local small businesses during a time they need it the most.

To help small businesses, Wright Express has created its first-ever contest targeted specifically at Maine- and New Hampshire-based small businesses. To enter, each business must submit a brief description of how it would use $10,000 to boost its company in the country’s current tough economic environment. Entries will be ranked by a panel of judges, including Wright Express president and CEO Mike Dubyak, and will be scored based on the most compelling responses. Former Maine governor Angus King and WGME news anchor Kim Block have signed on to judge the competition.

“Small businesses are vital to any local environment, but are often hit hardest in an economic recession,” Dubyak said. “We are excited to provide this unique opportunity to Maine and New Hampshire’s small business community, and are pleased to add Angus King to our panel of judges, as he has seen firsthand the need for small business support in the region. We hope our contest will give the winners the momentum necessary to thrive.”

Think you’re eligible? If your business owns between 4-30 company-affiliated vehicles and is located in Maine or New Hampshire, then you’re already halfway to the finish line. Entry forms are available online at www.10grandtogrow.com or at Wright Express, 225 Gorham Road in South Portland, Maine. The deadline for entries is noon on September 9, 2009.

The contest’s grand prize winner will receive $10,000 to fuel their business needs, and one runner up will receive 4 WEXSmart GPS units plus a complimentary year of service.

Winners will be announced September 17, 2009 at a grand finale celebration hosted at Wright Express, and will be featured on WGME.

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 4.7 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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