Governor Congratulates Barclaycard on New Expansion

August 27, 2013

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, Aug. 27
Contact: Adrienne Bennett, Press Secretary, 207-287-2531

AUGUSTA – At a news event held in the Hall of Flags this afternoon, Barclaycard announced that it would be expanding its Wilton, Maine operations by adding 200 new jobs.

Patrick Wright, COO of Barclaycard, stated that the company will be adding 100 jobs within the first year, with 100 more to follow after. Barclaycard has been operating at its facility in Wilton since 2008, providing inbound telephone support for its card services and for its many partners.

Governor Paul R. LePage was on hand to personally congratulate the company and tout the economic success resulting from the administration’s policies to make Maine more business-friendly.

“We congratulate Barclaycard on its investment and expansion in western Maine,” said Governor Paul R. LePage. “The company is a solid, reputable and dynamic part of the Maine economy, and we look forward to watching them continue to grow in our state. Their success makes us even more determined to keep improving Maine’s overall competitiveness so we can increase our ability to attract private investment.”

Barclaycard is an international financial services provider engaged in retail and commercial banking, credit cards, investment banking, investment management, and wealth management.