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Chemed to Report Fourth-Quarter 2005 Earnings February 21; Related Conference Call to Be Held February 22

CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 30, 2006--Chemed Corporation (NYSE:CHE) today announced that it will release financial results for the fourth quarter, ended December 31, 2005, on Tuesday, February 21, 2006, 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 Wednesday, February 22, 2006, 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 800-320-2978 for U.S. and Canadian participants and 617-614-4923 for international participants. The participant passcode is 19933824. 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 63663450. 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 ( 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.

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

SOURCE: Chemed Corporation