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Getty Petroleum Marketing, Inc. Renews Contract with Wright Express

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine, Nov 01, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Getty Petroleum Marketing, Inc. 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 Getty since 1986.

Getty currently markets fuel under both the Getty and LUKOIL brands at approximately 1,300 Getty branded sites and at many new LUKOIL branded locations. The new business agreement also launches new, LUKOIL branded charge cards: the LUKOIL Fleet and LUKOIL Business cards, along with a new cobranded affinity card, the LUKOIL / Wright Express Universal card. These cards extend volume discounts to all current and future Getty / LUKOIL fleet customers, along with an expanding network of convenient locations offering quality fuel and convenience products.

"We are delighted that Getty, a preeminent fuel retailer with more than 1,300 branded locations in 13 northeastern and mid-Atlantic states, chose to renew its private label contract and launch its LUKOIL branded card with us," said Michael E. Dubyak, President and CEO of Wright Express. "Our strength in portfolio management and product differentiation is measured in part by the depth and durability of our strategic relationships. Our relationship with Getty goes back nearly 20 years, to 1986, when they signed on with us as our first private label partner."

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 298,000 commercial and government fleets containing more than 4.2 million vehicles. Wright Express markets these services directly as well as through more than 90 strategic relationships, and offers a MasterCard-branded corporate card. The Company employs more than 635 people and maintains its headquarters in South Portland, Maine. For more information about Wright Express, please visit

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