Zep Inc. Subsidiary Amrep Wins Third Consecutive Subaru Gold Supplier Excellence Award

January 22, 2013

ATLANTA - January 22, 2013 (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 Gold Supplier Excellence Award from Subaru of America, Inc. for the third consecutive year. The Gold Award is one of the highest honors presented by Subaru of America, Inc. and is based on measures of overall supplier performance.

"We are honored that Subaru has recognized our Amrep subsidiary with this award for excellence in supplier performance," said John K. Morgan, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Zep Inc." Our team should take pride in achieving a perfect second-half score in the areas rated for accounting, marketing, sourcing and supply."

Amrep manufactures and distributes more than 30 functional fluids and maintenance chemical products to over 600 Subaru dealerships for use in their service centers across the United States.

The award was presented to Amrep by representatives of Subaru of America, Inc. at their Supplier Award Conference in Lafayette, Indiana.

"Amrep is honored to be recognized for a third consecutive year with this esteemed award," said Joe Seladi, President of Amrep, Inc. "I would like to thank our team for their focused passion and congratulate them on achieving the high level of excellence this award signifies," continued Seladi.

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.

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