Zep Inc. Announces the Successful Introduction of Liquid Heat™ Drain Opener, its Newest Zep Commercial® Product

Stronger, Faster, Single Dose Application Clears Clogs Quickly and Eliminates Need to Dislodge Clog with Messy Drain Snakes

ATLANTA--()--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 the successful introduction of Liquid Heat™ Drain Opener, its newest drain opener product, into the nearly $300 million U.S. drain care market.

Liquid Heat™ Drain Opener is formulated with twice the active ingredients of our popular 10 Minute Hair Clog Removal Gel, dissolving tough kitchen and bathroom drain clogs fast. Liquid Heat™ Drain Opener pours through standing water and penetrates clogs quickly. It’s specially formulated to melt away soap scum, hair & other build up while being safe for pipes and septic systems. Packaged in single use, pre-dosed size, it eliminates unnecessary measuring and storage of drain opener chemicals. Liquid Heat™ Drain Opener is available at The Home Depot and backed by a Money Back Guarantee!

“Liquid Heat™ Drain Opener addresses the needs of customers who are looking for a stronger, faster, single dose product,” said Joe Seladi, Group President of Zep Inc. “In lab tests vs. competing brands it has proven to be faster at clearing clogs.”

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.

Contacts

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

Liquid Heat™ Drain Opener is available at The Home Depot and backed by a Money Back Guarantee! (Photo: Business Wire)

Liquid Heat™ Drain Opener is available at The Home Depot and backed by a Money Back Guarantee! (Photo: Business Wire)

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Zep Inc. (NYSE: ZEP) Announces the Successful Introduction of Liquid Heat

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Contacts

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