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.
Don De Laria
VP Investor Relations & Communications