Chesapeake Energy Corporation
Aubrey K. McClendon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Chesapeake said, "We are extremely pleased for Jeff to join Chesapeake's management team. We have known Jeff for years and have admired his research insights, especially with regard to his early appreciation for the sustainability of the upward movement in oil and natural gas prices during the past five years. I believe our investors will enjoy getting to know Jeff better in his new role in the years ahead.
"We are also pleased that Tom Price will now have more time to concentrate on his duties in the corporate development arena, including governmental, public, and media relations, as well as other areas where the company can strengthen its relationship with its various stakeholders. As our company has grown from a $2 billion to an $11 billion enterprise over the past five years, we have needed to expand our government relations and corporate development areas. Today's announced personnel moves strengthen our company in these important areas."
Chesapeake Energy Corporation is the fourth largest independent producer of natural gas in the U.S. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, the company's operations are focused on exploratory and developmental drilling and producing property acquisitions in the Mid-Continent, Permian Basin, South Texas, Texas Gulf Coast and Ark-La-Tex regions of the United States. The company's Internet address is http://www.chkenergy.com/ .
SOURCE: Chesapeake Energy Corporation
CONTACT: Marc Rowland, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial
Officer, +1-405-879-9232, or Tom Price, Jr., Senior Vice President-Corporate
Development, +1-405-879-9257, both of Chesapeake Energy Corporation
Web site: http://www.chkenergy.com/