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Goodyear to Accept Wright Express Cards

SOUTH PORTLAND, MAINE (September 3, 2003) — Goodyear goes live with Wright Express to accept Wright Express cards at its more than 4,200 vehicle service centers nationwide.

The agreement between The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and Wright Express provides Wright Express Universal Card fleet customers with access to a wide range of services offered by one of the nation's leading manufacturers of tires and a top provider of general automotive maintenance. All Goodyear service locations now accept the Wright Express Universal Card. “This agreement with Goodyear significantly increases the width and breadth of the services available to our fleet customers,” said Michael Dubyak, president of Wright Express. “This is great news for our fleets. They can now obtain quality automotive services through a respected national company and then pay for and report those expenses using Wright Express cards.”

The latest agreement continues to expand the services available through the new Wright Express Service Network, part of a card program that offers fleets an easy way to manage both fuel and service costs using a one-card solution. As part of the new service network, Wright Express has announced several recent agreements with service providers and expects to bring on several more this fall and winter.

“We are committed to giving our fleet customers unmatched fueling and servicing choices and make it easy and convenient for them to get the service they need, where they need it and when they need it,” Dubyak said. “And then to provide them with the industry's best tracking and reporting services.”

In addition to its large nationwide chain of vehicle service centers, Goodyear, founded in 1898, makes and markets tires and other engineered rubber products, including several lines of belts and hoses for the transportation industry.

“We are excited to team with Wright Express and make the convenience and expertise of our automotive services available to their fleets through our national network of outlets,” said Steve True, General Manager, National Accounts, Goodyear.

About Wright Express
South Portland-based Wright Express is the nation's leading provider of fleet charge cards to the fleet maintenance and fueling industry with its cards accepted at more than 160,000 locations Wright Express also provides information management, payment processing, and financial services to fleets through card partnerships with oil companies and fleet management companies. Through its own universal card program, its partners' card programs and its MasterCard program, Wright Express has over four million commercial cards in its markets. Wright Express LLC, a subsidiary of Cendant Corp., employs more than 640 people at its headquarters in South Portland, Maine and its subsidiary in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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About Goodyear
Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, Goodyear manufactures tires, engineered rubber products and chemicals in more than 85 facilities in 28 countries. It has marketing operations in almost every country around the world. For more information, visit

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