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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 Automotive, a unit of Zep Inc., has received the Bronze Supplier Excellence Award from Subaru of America, Inc. The Bronze 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 once again that Subaru has recognized Zep Automotive with this award for excellence in supplier performance," said John K. Morgan, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Zep Inc. "Subaru represents an important relationship for Zep Inc. which began with the acquisition of Amrep and the subsequent formation of Zep Automotive."

"We are honored to be recognized for a fourth consecutive year with an award," said Joe Seladi, Group President, Zep Inc. "I would also like to congratulate our team for delivering the high level of service this award signifies," continued Seladi.

Zep Automotive 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 by representatives of Subaru of America, Inc. at their Supplier Award Conference in Atlantic City, NJ on May 7, 2013.

About Zep Inc.

Zep Inc., with fiscal year 2012 net sales of $654 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 61% 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®, Zep®/SKILCRAFT®, Original Bike Spirits®, Armor All®, 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.

Zep Inc.
Don De Laria, 404-350-6266
VP, Investor Relations & Communications
don.delaria@zep.com

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