CHESAPEAKE UTILITIES ANNOUNCES GRANT LEVELS FOR 2013 TO HELP THOSE IN NEED WITH THEIR ENERGY BILLS

DOVER, DE – Chesapeake Utilities announces the availability of grants through its SHARING program, a non-profit that distributes grants to customers of its Chesapeake Utilities natural gas and Sharp Energy propane divisions who are in times of need due to financial or health challenges. Grants of up to $400 are available to those in need to assist with their energy bills.

Again for this year, we are offering a grant of up to $1,000 for assistance with purchasing emergency generators for those with medical needs. Grants are also available for appliance repair or replacement. Please visit www.chesapeakesharing.com for more information.

Over the last five years, Chesapeake Utilities, Sharp Energy, their employees and customers have contributed more than $285,000 in grants to more than 1,200 recipients on the Delmarva Peninsula to support the SHARING program.

“We are thrilled with the Sharing program this year and hope that we continue to grow our grants and make a meaningful impact in the lives of others,” commented Shane Breakie, Director of Natural Gas Energy Services and President of the Chesapeake Emergency Energy Recipient Program (CHEERP). ”Our employees live in the communities we serve and it is important to all of us to help others and show that we personally care about offering a solution to meet their needs.”

Chesapeake Utilities and Sharp Energy are subsidiaries of Chesapeake Utilities Corporation (NYSE: CPK), 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 www.chpk.com.

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For more information, contact:

Shane Breakie
Chesapeake Utilities
Ph: 302.734.6797, ext. 6017
sbreakie@chpk.com

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