Dover, Delaware – At their meeting held on November 4, 2009, the Board of Directors of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation (NYSE: CPK) declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.315 per share on the Company’s common stock, representing $1.26 per share on an annualized basis. The $0.315 per share dividend will be paid January 5, 2010 to all shareholders of record at the close of business on December 14, 2009.

Chesapeake has paid a cash dividend to common stock shareholders for forty-nine consecutive years.

Chesapeake Utilities Corporation is a diversified utility company engaged in natural gas distribution, transmission and marketing; electric distribution; propane distribution and wholesale marketing; advanced information services and other related businesses. Information about Chesapeake Utilities Corporation and the Chesapeake family of businesses is available at

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Beth W. Cooper
Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

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