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Institute for Civic Leadership Honors Wright Express CEO with Distinguished Alumni Award

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SOUTH PORTLAND, MAINE (June 15, 2005) -Michael E. Dubyak, President and CEO of Wright Express Corporation (NYSE:WXS) has been named the 2005 recipient of the Institute for Civic Leadership's Distinguished Alumni Award in recognition of his support and fostering of effective collaborative leadership.

"Mike Dubyak has been instrumental in using a collaborative approach to develop a business that benefits the economic and civic health of our communities," said Ellen Grant, Executive Director of the Institute. "We're pleased to recognize his efforts in this way."

This is the first time that the Institute has given the award to a leader from the private sector. The award will be presented at the Institute's Annual Meeting Luncheon, on June 15 from noon to 1:30 at the Mariner's Church Banquet Center.

"I'm both humbled and honored to receive this award, " said Dubyak. "I strongly believe that Wright Express, as a new public company, will continue to take the initiative in addressing the needs of our communities. We look forward to continuing our work with community partners so that together we can generate new economic opportunities for the people of Maine."

About The Institute for Civic Leadership
The Institute for Civic Leadership was founded in 1993 to enhance Greater Portland's civic capacity by training and supporting a network of skilled leaders, building cross-sector relationships and providing ongoing resources and life-long learning opportunities in collaboration and facilitative leadership. To learn more about the ICL, visit

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 over 285,000 commercial and government fleets containing more than 3.9 million vehicles. Wright Express markets these services directly as well as through over 85 strategic relationships, and offers a MasterCard-branded corporate card. The company employs more than 640 people and maintains its headquarters in South Portland, Maine. For more information about Wright Express, please visit

Jessica Roy
Communications Manager
Wright Express
(207) 523-6763

Ellen Grant
Executive Director
Institute for Civic Leadership