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Wright Express Hosts Emerging Technology Forum

SOUTH PORTLAND, ME, June 30, 2008 - Wright Express Corporation (NYSE: WXS) hosted its Industry Technology Forum on June 12, 2008 at the Wyndham Hotel in South Portland. Wright Express hosted the forum to exchange ideas with industry experts about visions for coming technological advances.

Eleven thought leaders from a variety of fleet, point of sale, security and payment processing companies gave presentations highlighting the emerging technology expected to be available in the next seven years. The businesses involved ranged from high profile, established companies to emerging technology firms with innovative product ideas and solutions. The speakers included:

  • Avsha Klachuk from ALON USA
  • Mike Antich from Automotive Fleet Magazine
  • Mike Wescott from Carquest
  • Craig Tieken from First Data
  • John Righini from GE Capital Solution’s Fleet Services.
  • Jim Kelley from Gemalto
  • Jim Hawthorne from Networkcar
  • Drago Dzerve from RBS Lynk
  • Fred Boos from RocketBux
  • David Ezell from Verifone
  • Rita Ramirez from Vivotech

This is the second time Wright Express has hosted such an event. “It provides Wright Express a look into the future and gives us an industry view of the innovations and technologies that will emerge as we move through the next several years,” says Russ Lamer, manager of emerging technologies for Wright Express. He went on to say that “it helps us to stay on the leading edge and to prepare strategically for what is yet to come.”

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 approximately 300,000 commercial and government fleets containing 4.5 million vehicles. The Company markets its payment processing services directly and is an outsourcing provider for more than 125 strategic relationships and more than 300 franchisees, and offers a MasterCard-branded corporate card. The Company employs more than 700 people and maintains its headquarters in South Portland, Maine. For more information about Wright Express, please visit

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