IHS AnalysisAccording to the IHS analysis, despite the month-to-month decrease in June for the WEX Construction FCI, the housing market has been showing signs of improvement. New home sales increased by 2.1% in May to a 476,000-unit annual rate. Meanwhile, existing home sales rose 4.2% in May and total inventory increased by 3.3%, which is a sign that rising home prices are bringing more homes onto the market, but inventory remains extremely lean. Home prices continue to rise as a result of these lean inventories, low interest rates, the growing economy, and the decreased share of distressed homes. These higher home prices, in turn, are bringing more builders into the market and boosting household wealth. Household real estate wealth increased by $2.5 trillion in the five quarters ending in the first quarter of 2013, according to the Flow of Funds report. A buildup of this size of household real estate wealth in such a short period is unprecedented. The recovery in housing would be even stronger were it not for the difficult lending requirements facing would-be buyers. Although rates remain low from a historical perspective, a recent uptick in mortgage rates has also placed some pressure on buyers. The WEX Construction FCI for June 2013 is available at http://www.wexinc.com/fuel-consumption-index 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 7.5 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, Wright Express Australia, Wright Express New Zealand and CorporatePay Limited, England, as well as a majority equity position in UNIK S.A., Brazil. WEX and its subsidiaries employ more than 1,300 associates. For more information about WEX, please visit WEXInc.com.