Roto-Rooter Buys Five Northern California Franchises – Acquisition is the Company’s Largest to Date

CINCINNATI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Chemed Corporation (“Chemed”) (NYSE:CHE) today announced its Roto-Rooter
Services Company subsidiary has acquired five formerly independent
Roto-Rooter franchises covering several areas of Northern California.
This is Roto-Rooter’s largest franchise acquisition to date, with annual
sales of $22 million. The territories served by the franchises encompass
all or parts of six counties, including Contra Costa, Santa Clara,
Solano, Napa, Sonoma and San Benito, with a combined population of
approximately four million people. The acquired territories include the
cities of San Jose, Santa Rosa, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, Vallejo,
Concord, Fairfield and Napa.

The sale was effective October 1, 2018. Terms of the transaction were
not disclosed. This acquisition is part of Roto-Rooter’s ongoing
strategy of acquiring franchises to boost productivity, market share and

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.

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