Zep Inc. Subsidiary Amrep Wins 2012 Gold Toyota Quality Alliance Award

December 10, 2012

ATLANTA, December 10, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Zep Inc. (NYSE: ZEP), a leading producer and marketer of a wide range of cleaning and maintenance solutions, today announced that its subsidiary, Amrep, Inc., has received the Toyota Quality Alliance 2012 Gold Supplier Award from Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. The Gold Supplier Award is presented to top parts and accessories suppliers who have consistently demonstrated their commitment to product development, product quality, operational quality and product support.

"We are honored that Toyota has recognized our Amrep subsidiary with this award for excellence in product quality and customer service," said John K. Morgan, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Zep Inc. "Our team should be very proud that their effort resulted in a perfect 100% score in the areas rated for Product Quality, Operational Quality and Product Support."

Amrep manufactures and/or distributes more than 40 functional fluids and maintenance chemical products to the approximately 1500 Toyota and Lexus dealerships for use in their service centers across the United States.

The award was presented to Amrep by representatives of Toyota Motor Sales at their Parts and Accessories Supplier Conference on October 24 and represents achievement for their fiscal year ending June 30, 2012.

"We are honored to be recognized again by Toyota," said Joe Seladi, President of Amrep, Inc. "This award is a testament to the quality of our results-oriented team and we look forward to continuing our long-standing history of collaboration and innovation with Toyota."

About Zep Inc.

Zep Inc., with fiscal year 2012 net sales of $654 million, is a leading producer and marketer 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. We market 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®, Blue Coral®, Black Magic®, Rain-X®, Niagara National™, Washtronics™, FC Forward Chemicals®, Rexodan®, Mykal™, and a number of private labeled brands. Founded in 1937, some of Zep's brands have been in existence since 1896. Zep Inc. is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Visit our website at www.zepinc.com.

Investor Contact:

Don De Laria
VP Investor Relations & Communications
Zep Inc.

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