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Sears Auto Centers Now Accepting Wright Express Cards

SOUTH PORTLAND, MAINE (August 11, 2003) — Sears Auto Centers now accepts Wright Express cards to pay for services at its more than 850 locations nationwide.
The acceptance deal between Illinois-based Sears, Roebuck & Co. and Wright Express, the nation's leading supplier of fleet card and fleet management services, gives Wright Express fleet card customers access to one of the nation's leading providers of automotive maintenance and repair services.

“We are very pleased to have reached this agreement with Sears Auto Centers, allowing us to offer their quality automotive services to our fleet customers,” said Michael Dubyak, president of Wright Express. “It is exciting to work with a company that is such an American icon and enjoys such a great reputation in the transportation industry.”
This latest agreement continues to extend the number of accepting locations and automotive services available for purchase using the Wright Express Universal Card, a one-card solution that provides fleets an easy way to manage both fuel and service costs. The card makes obtaining services and tracking related expenses as easy as purchasing and tracking fuel – and all in one place. With its new Wright Express Service Network, Wright Express will continue to aggressively expand the service options available to fleets through its universal card.

“We are committed to bringing the same leadership qualities we have established with fuel purchases on our fleet charge cards to services, and to providing our fleets with unmatched options for maintenance and repairs,” Dubyak said.
Sears Auto Centers provide a wide range of general automotive maintenance including brake, battery and tire service as well as shock and strut service. Sears has been involved in the transportation service business for more than a century and opened its first service centers in the 1930s. Sears introduced its DieHard battery in 1967 and it has become the best selling battery of all time.

About Wright Express
South Portland-based Wright Express is the 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.

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About Sears
Sears, Roebuck and Co. is a broadline retailer with significant service and credit businesses. In 2002, the company's revenue was $41.4 billion. The company offers a wide range of apparel, home and automotive products and services to families in the U.S. through Sears stores nationwide, including approximately 870 full-line stores. Sears also offers a variety of merchandise and services through its websites,, and, and a variety of specialty catalogs.

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