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Zep Closes Purchase of Ecolab's Vehicle Care Unit

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Zep Inc. (NYSE: ZEP), a leading producer and marketer of a wide range of cleaning and maintenance solutions, today announced that a wholly owned subsidiary of Zep Inc. completed the purchase of the Vehicle Care division of Ecolab Inc. (NYSE: ECL), effective December 1, 2012 for approximately $120 million.

The combination of Ecolab's Vehicle Care division with Zep's existing North American Sales and Service vehicle-wash operations and its Niagara and Washtronics fleet-wash operations creates a new platform, "Zep Vehicle Care," representing approximately 13% of Zep's net sales on a pro forma basis.

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