WEX (NYSE: WEX), a leading financial technology service provider, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of benefitexpress, a leading provider of highly configurable, cloud-based benefits administration technologies and services. WEX previously announced its entry into a definitive agreement to acquire benefitexpress on April 14, 2021. WEX expects the acquisition to be neutral to Adjusted Net Income in fiscal year 2021.
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Powered by the belief that complex payment systems can be made simple, WEX (NYSE: WEX) is a leading financial technology service provider across a wide spectrum of sectors, including fleet, corporate payments, travel and health. WEX has offices in more than 10 countries and employs more than 5,200 associates around the world. WEX fleet cards offer approximately 16 million vehicles exceptional payment security and control; purchase volume in travel and corporate solutions was $20.9 billion in 2020 and was processed in over 20 currencies; our health division provides consumer-directed healthcare technology and services, and reached an estimated 34.3 million U.S. consumers as of March 31, 2021. For more information, visit www.wexinc.com.