Dover, Delaware — Chesapeake Utilities Corporation (NYSE: CPK) today announced the financial results for the year and quarter ended December 31, 2008.

Earnings per share increased by $0.04 per share (diluted) for the year ended December 31, 2008 as net income from continuing operations increased by $389,000, or three percent, to $13.6 million, or $1.98 per share (diluted), compared to net income from continuing operations of $13.2 million, or $1.94 per share (diluted) for 2007. Excluding the one-time charge against earnings for the unconsummated acquisition, net income increase