Zep Professional® Advantage+™ Provides Consistent, Controlled Chemical Dispensing

November 20, 2013

ATLANTA, November 20, 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 Zep Distribution will launch its Zep Professional® Advantage+™ chemical management system in a wall-mount and portable configuration. Advantage+ leads the industry with enhanced features that reduce chemical exposure to employees, provide consistent performance, and offer a sustainable solution for customers looking to gain LEED-certification.

"The Zep Professional Advantage+ system delivers performance beyond existing dispensers by helping facilities run efficiently and cost-effectively. Unlike most industry dispensers, this system offers customers an enhanced solution for facilities to address their training and labor cost," said Steve Nichols, Group President of Zep Inc. "The Advantage+ system leads the industry by offering low maintenance, accurate dispensing, reduced inventory options, and a superior experience for end users."

Zep Professional Advantage+ features:

  • dispensing-1Easy installation – the dispenser installs with just 8 screws and there are no tubes or metering tips to set-up
  • Minimizes exposure to concentrated chemicals, provides accurate dilution and reduces maintenance utilizing an innovative color coded, closed-loop packaging
  • Dispenses a variety of Zep Professional Advantage+ chemicals ranging from general-purpose cleaners to industrial degreasers as well as several environmentally preferred Green Seal- certified® formulations
  • Reduces inventory for both distributors and customers with a 2 liter chemical bottle that can be utilized in either the wall-mount or portable configuration
  • Features the first ever TimeMist® concentrated premier odor counteractant liquid fragrances

Advantage+ is available in two dispensing platforms, a wall-mount dispenser or a portable dispenser. The wall-mount unit offers customers several features that improve installation, performance and maintenance including, an easy interface to select chemicals with a turn of a dial. The portable Advantage+ dispenser is ideal for small spaces or facilities where a water supply is available and offers all the benefits of the wall-mount version but without installation. The portable dispenser's easy-to-hold ergonomic handle is comfortable for all hand sizes. Both dispensers also have backflow prevention options available to meet local plumbing requirements and can fill spray bottles, mop buckets, and autoscrubbers with ease.

dispensing-2"Employees don't need to waste time going back and forth to the janitor's closet for more chemical. They can fill up on the spot. This is another example of how Zep Inc. is offering solutions to help organizations clean, maintain, and protect their facilities, equipment, vehicles, and people," Nichols concluded.

About Zep Distribution

Zep Distribution, a unit of Zep Inc. is a leading provider of high-performance specialty cleaning and maintenance chemical solutions to the distribution channel. Our solutions clean, maintain, and protect our customers facilities, equipment and vehicles. We manufacture brands like: Zep Professional®, Misty®, TimeMist®, and Enforcer® brands. Zep Distribution also leads the industry as a premier private brand manufacturer. For more information, visit www.zepdistribution.com.

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.
404-350-6266
don.delaria@zep.com

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