Dover, Delaware — On September 16, 2010, Jeffrey R. Tietbohl, Vice President of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation (NYSE: CPK), was appointed President of the Maryland-District of Columbia Utilities Association (Association) during its 86th Annual Fall Conference in Cambridge, Maryland. The Association’s members primarily include representatives from the region’s natural gas, electric, telecommunications, water and sanitary utilities. Mr. Tietbohl is the first Chesapeake executive to hold this position within the Association.

“This is a great opportunity for Jeff, and in his new role, I know he will be a tremendous asset to the Association,” said Michael P. McMasters, President and COO of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation. “Jeff’s leadership skills, utility expertise and overall experience will make him a valuable representative for the Association as we confront the energy challenges of the future.”

Mr. Tietbohl was appointed Vice President of the Company in June. He previously served as Assistant Vice President, Director of Natural Gas Distribution for Chesapeake Utilities’ Delaware and Maryland divisions as well as Director of Regional Business Planning and Development for the Delmarva Natural Gas Distribution business unit, in addition to serving in various other regulatory and accounting positions since joining the Company in 1989. In addition to managing both the Delaware and Maryland natural gas distribution divisions, he has developed and executed strategic plans as well as prepared and managed the unit’s financial performance relative to its operating and capital budgets. He has also developed and implemented sales and marketing programs and pursued new opportunities to extend natural gas services to new and previously unserved markets.

The Maryland-District of Columbia Utilities Association promotes and develops the utility industry within the region for the common interest of its customers, members and the general public. Company members include Allegheny Energy, Choptank Electric Cooperative, Columbia Gas of Maryland, Constellation Energy Group/Baltimore Gas & Electric, DC Water, Delmarva Power, Potomac Electric Power Company, Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative, Washington Gas, Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, Verizon and Chesapeake Utilities Corporation.

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

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For more information, contact:
Beth W. Cooper
Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer