Zep Commercial® Partners with Cleaning For A Reason Foundation


Zep Commercial® Partners with Cleaning For A Reason Foundation

Organization to Provide Free House Cleaning Services for Cancer Patients

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Zep Inc. (NYS: ZEP) , a leading consumable chemical packaged goods company that manufactures a wide variety of high-performance maintenance and cleaning chemicals, today announced a partnership between Zep Commercial®, a Zep Inc. brand, and the Cleaning For A Reason Foundation, a grassroots, Dallas-based organization that provides free house cleaning services to women undergoing cancer treatment across North America.

"We are proud to be the professional cleaning sponsor for Cleaning For A Reason," said John Callahan, Director of Marketing at Zep Inc. "Some 800,000 women will learn they have cancer this year.(1) The diagnosis alone is scary enough, but facing everyday tasks, such as housecleaning, can often be a daunting task for people suffering from cancer. This is why we chose to sponsor an organization that helps make the lives of women battling cancer a little bit easier."

Zep Commercial provides professional strength cleaning and maintenance solutions to small businesses and to homeowners who want to clean like a professional. The company is providing cleaning products, training and monetary support to Cleaning For A Reason.

"The support of Zep Commercial will help us extend our reach and deliver even more free house cleaning services to women fighting all forms of cancer," said Debbie Sardone, President and Founder of Cleaning For A Reason. "Without corporate sponsors like Zep Commercial, we could never have met the needs of so many women battling cancer. We thank them for their support and look forward to being good partners for many years to come."

To learn more about the Zep Commercial sponsorship of Cleaning for A Reason and what it means to recipients of the program, please watch this video.

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®, Original Bike Spirits®, Blue Coral®, Black Magic®, Rain-X®, Niagara National™, FC Forward Chemicals®, Rexodan®, Mykal™ and a number of private-labeled 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.

About Cleaning For A Reason

Cleaning For A Reason "brings meaning to cleaning" by collaborating with local cleaning companies in the United States and Canada to offer free housecleaning to women diagnosed with cancer. The organization utilizes a network of over 1,000 residential cleaning operators, which have donated over $3.7 million worth of services. Partner cleaning organizations have collectively donated free cleaning services to more than 13,000 women with cancer since 2006. To learn more about Cleaning For A Reason or to apply for the services, visit www.cleaningforareason.org.


1 National Cancer Institute, Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results Fact Sheet: All Sites,http://seer.cancer.gov/statfacts/html/all.html (May 31, 2013).

Media Contacts:
Zep Inc.
John Callahan, 770-767-2162
Director of Marketing
Cleaning For A Reason
Jeff Crilley, 214-226-3327
Investor Contact:
Zep Inc.
Don De Laria, 404-350-6266
VP, Investor Relations & Communications

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