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Imperial Oil, Limited of Canada First to Accept Wright Express Card in Canada
Cards Can Be Used at Esso Locations throughout Canada
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine, May 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wright Express Corporation (NYSE: WXS), a leading provider of payment processing and information management services to the U.S. and Canadian commercial and government fleet industry, announced that it has signed an acceptance agreement that will enable Wright Express customers to use their Wright Express Fleet Card at all Imperial Oil Limited's Esso branded locations throughout Canada. IOL is the first Canadian fuel merchant to accept the Wright Express card in Canada.
Imperial Oil is one of Canada's largest corporations and a leading member of Canada's petroleum industry. It is one of Canada's largest producers of crude oil and natural gas, is the country's largest petroleum refiner, and has a leading market share in petroleum products, sold primarily under the Esso and Mobil brand names through a coast-to-coast supply network that includes close to 2,000 retail outlets. Esso, with one of the largest network of service stations in Canada, joins the more than 180,000 North American retail fuel and vehicle maintenance locations in the Wright Express network. The agreement provides Wright Express, with broader acceptance in Canada.
"This agreement represents a significant step in our plan to meet the needs of fleet customers who need to purchase fuel in Canada and have access to detailed level III data," said Michael Dubyak, president and chief executive officer of Wright Express. Esso is one of the largest and most popular fuel retailers in Canada. Drivers and fleets want options of where they can fuel, and Esso has the quality and locations that drivers want."
About Imperial Oil/Esso
Imperial Oil is one of Canada's largest corporations and a leading member of the country's petroleum industry. It is one of Canada's largest producers of crude oil and natural gas and is also the country's largest refiner and marketer of petroleum products, sold primarily under the Esso and Mobil brand names through a coast-to-coast supply network that includes more than 2,000 retail outlets. Imperial distributes its more than 700 products through a Canada-wide network of about 2,100 Esso-branded service stations, about 295 commercial bulk plants and 30 distribution terminals. Home-heating oil is sold through authorized dealers as well as through four company-operated Home Comfort centres in major urban markets.
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 approximately 295,000 commercial and government fleets containing 4.3 million vehicles. Wright Express markets these services directly as well as through more than 125 strategic relationships, and offers a MasterCard-branded corporate card. The Company employs more than 675 people and maintains its headquarters in South Portland, Maine. For more information about Wright Express, please visit http://www.wrightexpress.com.
SOURCE Wright Express Corporation -0- 05/03/2007 /CONTACT: News media contact - Jessica Roy, Wright Express, +1-207-523-6763, Jessica_Roy@wrightexpress.com; Investor contact - Steve Elder, Wright Express, +1-207-523-7769, Steve_Elder@wrightexpress.com / /Web site: http://www.wrightexpress.com / (WXS) CO: Wright Express Corporation; Imperial Oil, Limited; Esso; IOL; Mobil; MasterCard ST: Maine, Canada IN: OIL FIN REA SU: KJ -- NYTH073 -- 1478 05/03/2007 07:28 EDT http://www.prnewswire.com