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Chemed to Report Second-Quarter 2005 Earnings August 3; Related Conference Call to Be Held August 4

CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 11, 2005--Chemed Corporation (NYSE:CHE) today announced that it will release financial results for the second quarter, ended June 30, 2005, on Wednesday, August 3, 2005, following the close of trading on the New York Stock Exchange.

Chemed will host a conference call and webcast at 11 a.m., ET, on Thursday, August 4, 2005, to discuss the company's quarterly results and provide an update on its business. The dial-in number for the conference call is 800-510-9834 for U.S. and Canadian participants and 617-614-3669 for international participants. The participant passcode is 58290110. 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 888-286-8010 for U.S. and Canadian callers and 617-801-6888 for international callers and will be available for one week following the live call. The replay passcode is 13221466. An archived webcast will also be available at and will remain available for 30 days following the live call.

Listed on the New York Stock Exchange and headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Chemed Corporation ( 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.

CONTACT: Chemed Corporation
Sherri L. Warner, 513-762-6683

SOURCE: Chemed Corporation