Zep Inc. Subsidiary Amrep Wins 2012 Gold Toyota Quality Alliance Award

  Zep Inc. Subsidiary Amrep Wins 2012 Gold Toyota Quality Alliance Award

Business Wire

ATLANTA -- December 10, 2012

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.


Zep Inc.
Don De Laria, 404-350-6266
VP Investor Relations & Communications
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