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Chemed Corporation Declares Quarterly Dividend of Six Cents

CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 19, 2009-- Chemed Corporation (NYSE:CHE) announced today that the Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of six cents per share on the Company’s capital stock, payable on March 20, 2009, to stockholders of record as of the close of business on March 2, 2009. This represents the 151st consecutive quarterly dividend paid by Chemed in its 37 years as a public company.

Listed on the New York Stock Exchange and headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Chemed Corporation (www.chemed.com) operates two wholly owned subsidiaries: VITAS Healthcare and Roto-Rooter. VITAS is the nation's largest provider of end-of-life hospice care and Roto-Rooter is the nation’s leading provider of plumbing and drain cleaning services.

Statements in this press release or in other Chemed communications may relate to future events or Chemed's future performance. Such statements are forward-looking statements and are based on present information Chemed has related to its existing business circumstances. Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements are subject to inherent risk that actual results may differ materially from such forward-looking statements. Further, investors are cautioned that Chemed does not assume any obligation to update forward-looking statements based on unanticipated events or changed expectations.

Source: Chemed Corporation

Chemed Corporation
David P. Williams, 513-762-6901