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WEX President and CEO Awarded Women Driving Payments Innovation Award

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 21, 2014-- WEX Inc. (NYSE:WEX), a leading provider of corporate payment solutions, today announced WEX president and CEO, Melissa D. Smith, was honored with the inaugural 2014 Women Driving Payments Innovation Award by and (Women’s Network in Electronic Transactions).

This award honors the top female leader in the fields of payments and commerce innovation. The finalists, selected from more than 600 nominations for several award categories, were recognized at the innovation project, a two-day program hosted by The event convenes the most elite innovators and executives to discuss the issues that impact every single player across each facet of the rapidly changing payments and commerce ecosystem.

"It is an honor to be recognized by and," said Smith. "I am extremely proud of what we have accomplished during the 17 years I have been with WEX. It’s incredible to look back and see how far our company has come, particularly in innovation. I have had the opportunity and the privilege to work with some of the most talented, hardworking and loyal colleagues anyone could ask for. Innovation is a main focus in our company and I am proud to lead such a large group of driven individuals."

The Innovation Project 2014 was held on March 19 and 20 in Boston. The award was presented at Annenberg Hall on the campus of Harvard University. This year’s theme: Rethink. Reset. Reinvent. addressed a variety of topics including the reinvention of retail, commerce, the consumer experience, security, digital cash and global commerce.

About WEX Inc.

WEX Inc. (NYSE: WEX) is a leading provider of corporate payment solutions. From its roots in fleet card payments beginning in 1983, WEX has expanded the scope of its business into a multi-channel provider of corporate payment solutions representing more than 7.7 million cardholders and offering exceptional payment security and control across a wide spectrum of business sectors. The Company’s operations include WEX Bank, Fleet One, Pacific Pride, rapid! PayCard, WEX Australia, WEX New Zealand and WEX Europe, as well as a majority equity position in UNIK S.A., Brazil. WEX and its subsidiaries employ more than 1,400 associates. For more information about WEX, please visit

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