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Chemed Names George J. Walsh III Chairman of the Board

CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 18, 2009-- Chemed Corporation (NYSE:CHE) announced today that the Board of Directors has named George J. Walsh III, 63, to the additional post of non-executive Chairman of the Board. Mr. Walsh has served as a director of Chemed since 1995.

Mr. Walsh is a partner with the law firm of Thompson Hine LLP. He is the Partner-In-Charge of the firm’s New York office, and he has been a partner since January 1979.

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 and 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