CINCINNATI, May 17, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Shareholders of Chemed Corporation (NYSE:CHE) today elected a slate of
10 directors at the company's 2010 annual shareholders' meeting. Each of
the directors continues from the prior term.
Shareholders also adopted the company's 2010 Stock Incentive Plan and
ratified the continuation of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the company's
independent accountants for 2010.
Following the shareholders' meeting, Chemed's Board of Directors
declared a quarterly cash dividend of 12 cents per share on the
company's capital stock, payable on June 16, 2010, to shareholders of
record May 27, 2010. This represents the 156th consecutive quarterly
dividend paid to shareholders in Chemed's 39 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 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
SOURCE: Chemed Corporation
David P. Williams, 513-762-6901