Wright Express Corporation (Form: 8-K)  






Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported):   March 2, 2012

Wright Express Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware 001-32426 01-526993
(State or other jurisdiction
(I.R.S. Employer
of incorporation) File Number) Identification No.)
97 Darling Avenue, South Portland, Maine   04106
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:   (207) 773-8171

Not Applicable
Former name or former address, if changed since last report


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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On March 2, 2012, Wright Express Corporation (the "Company") purchased put option contracts and sold call option contracts, designed to be a costless collar, on the retail price of diesel fuel with Merrill Lynch Commodities, Inc. and the wholesale price of gasoline with Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. (collectively, the "Contracts"). The Contracts have an aggregate notional amount of 10,566,659 gallons of gasoline and diesel fuel and will expire on a monthly basis during the first three quarters of 2013. The settlement of the Contracts is based upon the New York Mercantile Exchange’s New York Harbor Reformulated Gasoline Blendstock for Oxygen Blending and the U.S. Department of Energy's weekly retail on-highway diesel fuel price for the month. The Contracts lock in a weighted average retail floor price of approximately $3.58 per gallon and a weighted average retail ceiling price of approximately $3.64 per gallon.

On March 6, 2012, the Company issued a press release announcing this transaction.

Item 8.01 Other Events.

On March 6, 2012, the Company issued a press release entitled "Wright Express Extends Its Fuel-Price Risk Management Program." A copy of the press release is furnished as exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated by reference in its entirety.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

Exhibit Number and Description
99.1 Press release of Wright Express Corporation dated March 6, 2012

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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

    Wright Express Corporation
March 6, 2012   By:   /s/ Steven A. Elder
        Name: Steven A. Elder
        Title: Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

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Exhibit Index

Exhibit No.   Description

  Press release of Wright Express Corporation dated March 6, 2012