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Chemed to Report Second-Quarter 2004 Earnings August 3; Related Conference Call to Be Held August 4

CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 24, 2004--Chemed Corporation (NYSE:CHE) today announced that it will release financial results for the second quarter, ended June 30, 2004, on Tuesday, August 3, 2004, following the close of trading on the New York Stock Exchange.

Chemed will host a conference call and webcast at 11 a.m., EDT, on Wednesday, August 4, 2004, to discuss the company's quarterly and year-to-date results and provide an update on its business.

The dial-in number for the conference call is 800-945-0061 for U.S. and Canadian participants and 706-679-7146 for international participants. A live webcast of the call can be accessed on Chemed's website at by clicking on Investor Relations Home.

A taped replay of the conference call will be available beginning approximately two hours after the call's conclusion. It can be accessed by dialing 800-642-1687 for U.S. and Canadian callers and 706-645-9291 for international callers and will be available for a week following the live call. The conference ID number is 8344100. An archived webcast will also be available at and will remain available for 14 days following the live call.

Listed on the New York Stock Exchange and headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Chemed Corporation ( is the nation's largest provider of end-of-life hospice care services through its VITAS Healthcare Corporation subsidiary. Chemed also maintains a presence in the residential and commercial repair-and-maintenance industry through two subsidiaries. Roto-Rooter is North America's largest provider of plumbing and drain cleaning services. Service America Network Inc. provides major-appliance and heating/air-conditioning repair, maintenance, and replacement 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.

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

    SOURCE: Chemed Corporation