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WEX President and CEO Named a Most Influential Woman in Payments

WEX Inc. (NYSE: WEX), a leading provider of corporate payment solutions, today announced that its president and CEO, Melissa D. Smith, was selected as one of the top 20 “Most Influential Women in Payments” in 2014 by PaymentsSource, a leading industry publication owned by SourceMedia.

The award honors women who are shaping the payments industry and playing a vital role in helping their organizations stay ahead of the curve during a time of innovation and new technologies. Honorees represent banks, technology vendors, payments networks and other businesses. Their work has taken on an international scope, with many leaders responsible for global projects.

Smith said: “I’m honored to be recognized by PaymentsSource. It’s an exciting time to be working in the payments industry, and at WEX, where our strong executive leadership team includes professionals with a wide range of backgrounds and skills and happens to be approximately fifty percent women. Together we are continuing to further globalize our organization, build on our leading market positions in our core fleet and travel businesses, and extend our scalable business model into high value markets.”

The awards reception occurred at the Card Forum and Expo in Orlando, Fla., on April 22. The reception was preceded by panel discussions where Smith and select honorees provided leadership advice to women in payments. On April 24, Smith will be the Card Forum’s general session keynote speaker. Her presentation is titled, “The Opportunity for Financial Institutions to Identify, Unlock and Profit from the B2B Payment Challenges of Current Customers.”

View Smith’s honoree profile here.

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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