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Wright Express Launches Industry’s First Fuel Site Locator Mobile App with Up-to-Date Fuel Prices and Text-to-Speech Capabilities

"Octane" saves fleets' time and money, free on iPhone and Android

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 7, 2012-- Wright Express Corporation (NYSE: WXS), a leading global provider of value-based business payment processing and information management solutions, today announced the launch of "Octane," its free mobile app that includes the industry's first fuel site locator with up-to-date transaction-based fuel prices and text-to-speech capabilities.

"Octane" accesses the most currently available date- and time-stamped transaction data to allow users to quickly find the nearest fueling locations and the lowest fuel prices. Additionally, it integrates text-to-speech technology for hands-free operation so the user can maintain a focus on driving while listening to audio directions to their selected fueling site.

"We understand fleets need drivers to arrive at fuel sites safely and as quickly as possible, and they are also looking for ways to save money by better managing fuel costs and consumption," said David D. Maxsimic, executive vice president of sales and marketing at Wright Express. "Our new mobile app, 'Octane,' is the first of its kind and designed to meet these needs, underscoring our commitment to providing customers with the best possible fleet management tools."

"Octane" offers users a number of additional benefits, including the ability to locate sites with alternative fuels, such as diesel, 85% ethanol fuel (E85) and compressed natural gas (CNG), and to save search criteria, making it easy to quickly perform frequent searches. In times of emergency such as adverse weather or power outages, "Octane" users are able to find the nearest site where fuel is still available by filtering results with the 24-hour transaction toggle.

The "Octane" app is available for free on both iPhone and Android mobile devices.

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, 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

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