Zep Inc. Announces Early Termination of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Waiting Period

  Zep Inc. Announces Early Termination of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Waiting Period

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ATLANTA -- November 15, 2012

Zep Inc. (NYSE: ZEP) today announced it has received notice from the Federal
Trade Commission granting early termination of the waiting period under the
Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, with respect
to the previously announced sale of Ecolab Inc.’s Vehicle Care division to Zep
Inc. No other regulatory approval is required prior to the consummation of the
transaction. The transaction is expected to close on December 1, 2012 and
remains subject to other standard closing conditions.

Forward Looking Statements and use of Non-GAAP Information

This release contains, and other written or oral statements made by or on
behalf of Zep may include, forward-looking statements, within the meaning of
the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Specifically, the
statement regarding the expected closing date of the transaction described
above is a forward-looking statement.

Such forward-looking statement is subject to certain risks and uncertainties
that could cause actual results, expectations, or outcomes to differ
materially from our expectation. These risks and uncertainties include, but
are not limited to, matters that may affect the ability of the parties to
satisfy the customary closing conditions.

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®, 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.

Contact:

Zep Inc.
Investor Contact:
Don De Laria, 404-350-6266
don.delaria@zep.com
 
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