UNITED STATES
                             Washington, D.C. 20549


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                                    KATY NEWS
                                                           FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

                           TERMINATION OF TENDER OFFER

ENGLEWOOD, CO and MOUNT KISCO, NY - June 3, 2001 -- Katy Industries, Inc. (NYSE:
KT) and KKTY Holding Company, L.L.C., an affiliate of an investment partnership
affiliated with Kohlberg & Company, L.L.C., announced today that Katy and KKTY
had entered into a definitive agreement for a revised recapitalization of Katy.
Under the agreement, KKTY would purchase 700,000 shares of newly issued
convertible preferred stock at $100 per share. Proceeds from the newly issued
convertible preferred stock would principally be used to reduce Katy's existing
debt and would also be used to partially redeem a third party's preferred
interest in a Katy subsidiary.

The definitive agreement replaces the earlier agreement between Katy and KKTY
that Katy announced on March 30, 2001, which was terminated by mutual consent of
KKTY and Katy in light of Katy's interim operating results and lowered
projections. The termination of the earlier agreement also terminates KKTY's
previously announced tender offer for up to 2,500,000 shares of Katy's common
stock at $8.00 per share, and all shares deposited with KKTY's depositary
pursuant to the tender offer will be promptly returned.

Under the revised recapitalization, KKTY has agreed to increase its investment
in Katy convertible preferred stock to $70,000,000 from $40,000,000 by agreeing
to purchase 700,000 preferred shares (rather than 400,000 shares under the
initial terms) of newly issued preferred stock for $100 per share. Each share of
convertible preferred stock would be convertible into 16.67 shares of Katy
common stock (rather than 12.5 shares under the initial terms), so that the
purchase price of convertible preferred stock is equivalent to $6.00 per share
of common stock into which the preferred stock is convertible (rather than $8.00
per share of common stock under the initial terms). The common stock underlying
the convertible preferred stock would represent a majority of the outstanding
Katy common stock after giving effect to the conversion of the convertible
preferred stock. The additional investment in convertible preferred stock will
be used principally for additional reduction in Katy's outstanding debt.

Under the revised recapitalization, the holder of the convertible preferred
stock will be entitled to receive payment-in-kind dividends (that is, dividends
in the form of additional shares of Katy convertible preferred stock) at a rate
of 15% per annum for a period of three years and five months.

KKTY has obtained a revised commitment letter from Bankers Trust Company to
provide Katy up to $140 million of senior secured term and revolving loans to
refinance the balance of Katy's existing debt.

                              KATY INDUSTRIES, INC.
            6300 S. SYRACUSE WAY, SUITE 300, ENGLEWOOD, CO 80111-6723
               TELEPHONE: (303) 290-9300 * TELEFAX: (303) 290-9344

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Completion of the revised transaction is subject to a number of conditions,
including Katy shareholders authorizing the convertible preferred stock and
electing six Kohlberg designees as directors of Katy, who will represent a
majority of Katy's Board.

In late April, Katy sent shareholders a proxy statement about the
recapitalization. Katy expects to mail to Katy shareholders a proxy statement
supplement and a revised notice of meeting during the week of June 4, 2001. The
supplement will describe the changes to the terms of the proposed
recapitalization. Because of the significant changes in the proposed
transaction, shareholders will be sent new proxy cards. Proxies solicited by
Katy prior to the date of the supplement will be disregarded.

Because of the significant changes in the transaction, the proxy holders expect
to propose an adjournment of Katy's annual meeting of stockholders (scheduled
for June 5, 2001) to June 26, 2001, at 10:00 a.m. New York City time.

Mr. Robert M. Baratta, Katy's Chief Executive Officer, commented: "This
transaction will increase Katy's liquidity and financial strength and will
permit the refinancing of Katy's existing debt. Katy will also benefit from
Kohlberg's managerial assistance and support. Existing shareholders will have
the opportunity to participate in the future of a financially and operationally
stronger Katy."

Katy Industries, Inc. is a diversified corporation with interests primarily in
Electrical/Electronics and Maintenance Products.

KKTY is an affiliate of Kohlberg & Company, L.L.C., a private merchant banking
firm with offices in New York and California. Founded in 1987, Kohlberg &
Company, L.L.C. has completed more than 70 acquisitions and recapitalization
transactions in a variety of industries.

Katy contact:
Stephen Nicholson, Vice President of Finance, in Englewood at (303) 290-9300, or
at www.katyindustries.com

KKTY contact:
Christopher Lacovara, Authorized Manager, in Mount Kisco at (914) 241-7430.

Where You Can Find Additional Information:

Katy strongly advises all shareholders to read Katy's proxy statement and the
supplement to Katy's proxy statement. Katy's proxy statement and supplement
contain important information that you should consider before making any
decision about the proposals to be voted on at Katy's shareholder meeting.
Katy's proxy statement (and the supplement, when completed) has been mailed to
all Katy shareholders and is (or will be, when completed) available, together
with the annual report, quarterly reports, current reports and other documents
filed by Katy, at no charge at the SEC's web site at http://www.sec.gov or from
Katy by contacting Steve Nicholson at (303) 290-9300.

                              KATY INDUSTRIES, INC.
            6300 S. SYRACUSE WAY, SUITE 300, ENGLEWOOD, CO 80111-6723
              TELEPHONE: (303) 290-9300 * FACSIMILE: (303) 290-9344

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Some of the foregoing communications constitute "forward-looking statements."
Such forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties
and Katy claims the protection afforded by the safe harbor for forward-looking
statements in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These
statements include all statements regarding the timing, completion and effect of
the proposed recapitalization of Katy. Such forward-looking statements involve
known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, including the ability
to consummate the new financing pursuant to the commitment letter with Bankers
Trust Company and the ability to obtain the needed shareholder approvals on a
timely basis, that, together with the other risks and uncertainties detailed
from time to time in Katy's filings with the SEC, may cause the actual results,
performance or achievements of Katy to be materially different from any future
results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking

                              KATY INDUSTRIES, INC.
            6300 S. SYRACUSE WAY, SUITE 300, ENGLEWOOD, CO 80111-6723
              TELEPHONE: (303) 290-9300 * FACSIMILE: (303) 290-9344