Zep Commercial® Introduces Quick Clean Disinfectant

Takes the guess work out of disinfecting while cleaning by killing 99.9% of bacteria in 5 seconds*

ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Zep Commercial®, a division of Zep Inc. (NYSE: ZEP) and a leading provider of professional strength cleaning and maintenance products, introduces Quick Clean Disinfectant. Quick Clean Disinfectant is an all-purpose cleaning product that kills 99.9 percent of bacteria in only five seconds*, compared to other popular anti-bacterial cleaners that can take up to 10 minutes to work. Quick Clean Disinfectant is available now at retailers nationwide.

Zep Commercial Quick Clean Disinfectant has a special quaternary (“QUAT”) active blend that kills bacteria and viruses fast. The fast-acting formula makes it perfect for professional use and for cleaning touch-ups around the home while killing dangerous bacteria. The special formulation also reduces cold and flu exposure and kills viruses and bacteria such as Rhinovirus, Norovirus and Salmonella.

“Many consumers and even professionals may be unaware that many popular sanitizers and disinfectants can take up to 10 minutes to become effective, so they don’t use them according to label directions, thus potentially leaving their home or business susceptible to bacteria and viruses,” said Dr. Stanley Weller, chief technical officer for Zep Inc. “Our fast acting cleaning formulation takes the guess-work out of sanitizing, saving consumers time and helping professionals achieve superior results while reducing labor costs.”

Quick Clean disinfects, cleans and deodorizes in one easy step, and can cut through tough grime. It is recommended for kitchens, bathrooms, hard surface flooring, homes, offices, small businesses and is safe to use on virtually all hard, non-porous surfaces. Additionally, Quick Clean Disinfectant is a bleach-free formula with a pleasant aroma. Users simply spray the surface they wish to clean and then wipe it down after waiting for five seconds. It is available in a 32-ounce spray bottle and a one-gallon container.

“Both professionals and consumers will benefit from this innovative solution from Zep Commercial,” said John Callahan, vice president, marketing for Zep Retail. “Quick Clean is the smart way to clean and disinfect. It is fast, easy-to-use, and is a great way for professionals to achieve results while helping consumers to protect themselves & their families from everyday bacteria and viruses, especially during the cold and flu season.”

Zep Quick Clean Disinfectant is available nationwide at The Home Depot and at the Tractor Supply Company, along with many local hardware chains & select independent retailers. The 32-ounce spray bottle retails for an MSRP of $3.47 and the gallon size retails for an MSRP of $8.98. For more information, visit www.zepcommercial.com.

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®, TimeMist®, TimeWick™, Country Vet®, 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.

*Staphylococcus aureus (Staph), Klebsiella pneumonia

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