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Zep Inc. Lead Director, Sidney J. Nurkin, Receives Outstanding Director Award from the National Association of Corporate Directors Atlanta Chapter

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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 its lead director, Sidney J. Nurkin, was honored with an Outstanding Directors Award presented by the Atlanta Business Chronicle at their annual awards ceremony last night, held at the Georgia Aquarium.

Each year, the Atlanta Business Chronicle and the National Association of Corporate Directors Atlanta Chapter honor outstanding directors whose service to their boards has been exceptional. The 2014 Outstanding Directors Awards honored those directors who have demonstrated the vital leadership and business savvy necessary to help guide their business’ success.

“Sid has served on the board of Zep Inc. since going public in 2007 and has been an invaluable resource for our shareholders,” said John K. Morgan, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Zep Inc. “We are thrilled that the Atlanta Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors also recognized his contributions as Zep Inc.’s lead director,” continued Mr. Morgan.

In addition to his responsibilities as lead director, Mr. Nurkin currently chairs the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and is a member of the Compensation Committee. He has also served on the audit committee and various special committees. Mr. Nurkin retired on December 31, 2006 from the law firm of Alston & Bird, LLP, a national firm headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Nurkin was a Senior Partner for more than five years. Mr. Nurkin served as a director of Dayton Superior Corporation from February 2007 until October 2009.

Profiles of the 2014 Outstanding Directors Awards winners will appear in the December 5, 2014, issue of Atlanta Business Chronicle.

About Zep Inc.

Zep Inc., with fiscal year 2014 net sales of approximately $700 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(R), Zep Commercial(R), Zep Professional(R), Enforcer(R), Misty(R), TimeMist(R), TimeWickTM, Country Vet(R), Original Bike Spirits(R), Blue Coral(R), Black Magic(R), Rain-X(R), Niagara NationalTM, FC Forward Chemicals(R), Rexodan(R), MykalTM, 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

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