Stockholders of Chemed Corporation (NYSE:CHE) today elected a slate of 10 directors at the Company’s 2020 annual stockholders’ meeting. New to the Board are Ron DeLyons, 58, Managing Member and Chief Executive Officer of Creekwood Energy Partners, LLC; and Christopher J. Heaney, 66, who retired as President and Chief Executive Officer of Service America Systems, Inc.
Stockholders ratified the continuation of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company’s independent accountants for 2020 and approved Chemed’s executive compensation. In addition, stockholders voted in favor of management’s recommendation to reject the stockholder proposal requesting a semi-annual report on the Company’s policies on political spending and political contributions made.
Following the stockholders’ meeting, Chemed’s Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of 32 cents per share on the Company’s capital stock, payable on June 17, 2020, to stockholders of record as of May 28, 2020. This represents the 196th consecutive quarterly dividend paid to stockholders in Chemed’s 49 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.
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David P. Williams