Zep Inc.'s Amrep Subsidiary Wins Gold Toyota Quality Alliance Award

November 13, 2013

ATLANTA, November 13, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE) - Zep Inc. (NYSE: ZEP), a leading consumable chemical packaged goods company that manufactures a wide variety of high-performance maintenance and cleaning chemicals, today announced that its Amrep subsidiary received the Toyota Quality Alliance 2013 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 again recognized Zep Inc.'s people with this award for excellence," said John K. Morgan, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Zep Inc. "Our team should be very proud that they are consistently meeting Toyota's highest levels of quality and service standards."

Zep Inc.'s Amrep subsidiary 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 Zep Inc.'s Amrep subsidiary by representatives of Toyota Motor Sales at their Parts and Accessories Supplier Conference on October 9 and represents achievement for their fiscal year ending June 30, 2013.

"We are honored to be recognized for the fifth consecutive year by Toyota," said Joe Seladi, Zep Inc. Group President. "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 2013 net sales of approximately $690 million, is a leading consumable chemical packaged goods company selling a wide variety of high-performance chemicals that help professionals and prosumers clean, maintain and protect their assets. We are focused on the attractive industry dynamics of the transportation market and the industrial maintenance and repair operation ("MRO") market, which together now comprise approximately 60% of our revenue with the balance derived from sales into the facilities maintenance vertical. 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®, Original Bike Spirits®, Blue Coral®, Black Magic®, Rain-X®, Niagara National™, FC Forward Chemicals®, Rexodan®, Mykal™, and a number of private label brands. Founded in 1937, some of Zep Inc.'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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