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Pep Boys and Wright Express Team up to Deliver Pep Boys Fleet Services Program
New Pep Boys Charge and Universal Fleet Cards Provide Business Customers Added Offerings
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine, Aug 18, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Wright Express Corporation (NYSE: WXS), a leading global provider of payment processing and information management services to the U.S. commercial and government fleet industry, and Pep Boys (NYSE: PBY), the nation's leading automotive aftermarket chain, have teamed together to launch the Pep Boys Fleet Services Program.
Pep Boys will offer business customers a proprietary charge card for automotive tires, maintenance, repairs, parts and accessories. In addition, Pep Boys is launching a co-branded universal fleet card program, which can be used at over 180,000 Wright Express accepting locations.
"The Pep Boys family is very excited about our relationship with Wright Express and the success we will share together. We firmly believe that our experience and knowledge as a unique automotive aftermarket provider along with Wright Express' experience and knowledge as the leading fleet card provider in the industry will allow us to make great strides in growing the service and fuel business through our card program," said John Sciandra, Manager-Fleet, of Pep Boys.
In addition to the convenience of a robust, nationwide acceptance network, the Pep Boys Universal Fleet Card offers custom card controls and a secure driver identification requirement that tracks fueling transactions.
"As a leading industry provider, Pep Boys represents the type of highly regarded company that Wright Express strives to establish partnerships with for the benefit of customers and we are honored to play a role in shared future growth," said David Maxsimic, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Wright Express. "Through this expanded relationship, we will grant Pep Boys' business customers access to the broader Wright Express acceptance network in addition to the other offerings afforded by the charge and fleet cards for business customers."
About Pep Boys
Since 1921, Pep Boys has been the nation's leading automotive aftermarket chain. With more than 7,000 service bays in more than 700 locations in 35 states and Puerto Rico, Pep Boys offers name-brand tires; automotive maintenance and repair; parts and expert advice for the Do-It-Yourselfer; commercial auto parts delivery; and fleet maintenance and repair. Customers can find the nearest location by calling 1-800-PEP-BOYS (1-800-737-2697) or by visiting pepboys.com.
About Wright Express
Wright Express (NYSE:WXS) is a leading provider of value-based, business payment processing and information management solutions. The company's fleet, corporate and prepaid payment solutions provide its more than 350,000 customers with unparalleled security and control across a wide spectrum of business sectors. The company's subsidiaries include Wright Express Financial Services, Pacific Pride and Wright Express International, including Wright Express Prepaid Cards Australia and Wright Express Fuel Cards Australia. Wright Express and its subsidiaries employ more than 850 associates in six countries. For more information about Wright Express, please visit wrightexpress.com.
SOURCE: Wright Express Corporation
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