Press Release

Zep Inc. Food Safety Expert Honored by Ontario Food Protection Association

ATLANTA (February 23, 2009) – Debra Bradshaw, a technical service representative with Zep Inc., has received the prestigious Award of Merit from the Ontario Food Protection Association (OFPA).  The award, for outstanding contribution to the growth of the OFPA, was presented to Bradshaw for her commitment and exceptional service to the association.

“I feel truly honored to be recognized by the OFPA,” says Bradshaw, who has served on the OFPA’s board of directors and has held leadership positions on the association’s membership committee.  “I’m especially pleased that my efforts to help grow the membership and profitability of the OFPA will mean more scholarships for students.”

Bradshaw joined Zep Inc. in 1996 and specializes in sanitation and service issues for the company’s food industry customers in Canada.  She received the Entrepreneur of the Year award from Women in Food Industry Management in 2006, in part for her work to develop www.thefoodnewz.com, a monthly food industry events calendar.  She lives in Tottenham, Ontario.

About Zep Inc.

Zep Inc. (NYSE: ZEP), with fiscal year 2008 net sales of more than $574 million, is a leading producer, marketer, and service provider of a wide range of cleaning and maintenance solutions for commercial, industrial, institutional, and consumer end-markets.  Zep’s product portfolio includes anti-bacterial and industrial hand care products, cleaners, degreasers, deodorizers, disinfectants, floor finishes, sanitizers, and pest and weed control products.  The Company markets these products and services under well recognized and established brand names, such as Zep®, Zep Commercial®, Zep® Professional, Enforcer®, National Chemical® and Selig, some of which have been in existence for more than 70 years.  Zep is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.  Visit the company’s website at www.zepinc.com.

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