Amrep, Inc., a Subsidiary of Zep Inc., Wins 2010 Platinum Toyota Quality Alliance Award

December 16, 2010

ATLANTA, Dec 16, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Zep Inc. (NYSE:ZEP) is pleased to announce that its subsidiary, Amrep, Inc., a specialty chemical formulator and packager focusing on professional grade chemical products for the automotive, fleet maintenance, motorcycle, jan/san institutional and industrial/MRO markets, has received the Toyota Quality Alliance 2010 Platinum Supplier Award from Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. This is the second consecutive year Toyota Motor Sales has recognized Amrep with this award for excellence in product quality and customer service.

The award was presented to the associates of Amrep at its facility in Marietta, Georgia on December 1 by representatives of Toyota Motor Sales.

One of the highest honors presented by Toyota Motor Sales, the Platinum Award is based on the recipient's Total Quality Assurance score, a combined measure of quality assurance, invoicing, purchasing, marketing, and project management. Amrep received a 100% rating in each of these categories.

"Amrep is honored to be recognized with this award for quality by a company who has established world-class quality standards over many decades," said Joseph Seladi, President of Amrep, Inc. "The award highlights the commitment of our associates to supply high-quality products in a timely manner. Without their dedication, this award would not have been possible." Amrep manufactures and/or distributes more than 40 functional fluids and maintenance chemical products to the approximately 1,500 Toyota and Lexus dealerships for use in their service centers across the United States.

About Zep Inc.

Zep Inc., with fiscal 2010 net sales of almost $570 million, is a leading producer, marketer, and service provider of a wide range of cleaning and maintenance solutions for commercial, industrial, institutional, and consumer end-markets. Zep Inc.'s product portfolio includes anti-bacterial and industrial hand care products, cleaners, degreasers, deodorizers, disinfectants, floor finishes, sanitizers, and pest and weed control products, as well as high performance products and professional grade chemical products for the automotive, fleet maintenance, industrial/MRO supply, institutional supply and motorcycle markets. The Company markets these products and services under well recognized and established brand names, such as Zep®, Zep Commercial®, Zep Professional™, Enforcer®, National Chemical®, Selig™, Misty®, Next Dimension™, Petro®, i-Chem®, TimeMist® , TimeWick, MicrobeMax™, Country Vet®, Konk™, Niagara National™ and a number of private labeled brands. Some of Zep's brands have been in existence for more than 100 years. Zep Inc.'s headquarters are in Atlanta, Georgia. Visit the company's website at www.zepinc.com.

SOURCE: Zep Inc.

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