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Wright Express Fleet Card Now Accepted at Ford and Lincoln Mercury Locations Nationwide

SOUTH PORTLAND, MAINE (June 18, 2004) —Wright Express has announced an acceptance agreement that will enable all Wright Express customers to use their Wright Express Fleet Card to pay for products and services at the more than 1600 participating Ford and Lincoln-Mercury dealerships enrolled in the program nationwide. An additional 400+ dealerships are expected to accept the Wright Express Fleet Card by the end of 2004.

“This is a major benefit for our customers who will now have access to Ford's quality products and services throughout the country,” said Gary Robbins, Vice President and General Manager, Partner and Merchant Acquisition at Wright Express. “Wright Express is committed to bring its fleet card holders high quality merchants who provide preventative maintenance and repair services.”

For a list of the Ford locations currently participating in the program, visit the Wright Express web site at

Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures and distributes automobiles in 200 markets across six continents. With more than 327,000 employees worldwide, the company's core and affiliated automotive brands include Aston Martin, Ford, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercury and Volvo. Its automotive-related services include Ford Credit, Quality Care and Hertz. Ford Motor Company celebrated its 100th anniversary on June 16, 2003.

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 more than 4.5 million commercial cards in its markets. Wright Express LLC, a subsidiary of Cendant Corp., employs more than 600 people at its headquarters in South Portland, Maine and its subsidiary in Salt Lake City, UT. For more information about Wright Express, please visit

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