DOVER, DE Chesapeake Utilities Corporation (Chesapeake Utilities) (NYSE: CPK) announced today that it has received regulatory approval from the Maryland Public Service Commission for the pending acquisition of Elkton Gas from South Jersey Industries (SJI) (NYSE: SJI). Assuming all closing conditions are satisfied, the transaction is anticipated to close by August 1, 2020, at which time Elkton Gas will become the newest wholly-owned subsidiary of Chesapeake Utilities. The agreement between Chesapeake Utilities and SJI was entered into on December 5, 2019.

Incorporated in 1863, Elkton Gas delivers safe, reliable and affordable natural gas to approximately 7,000 residential and commercial customers within a franchised area of Cecil County, Maryland. Elkton Gas will continue to operate out of its existing office with the same loca