Chesapeake Energy Corporation Declares Quarterly Common and Preferred Stock Dividends

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA, MARCH 7, 2011 – Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a $0.075 per share quarterly dividend that will be paid on April 15, 2011 to common shareholders of record on April 1, 2011. Chesapeake has approximately 658 million common shares outstanding. In addition, Chesapeake's Board has declared dividends on its outstanding convertible preferred stock issues, as stated below.

  4.50% 5% (2005B) 5.75% 5.75% (Series A)
NYSE Symbol CHK Pr D N/A N/A N/A
Date of Original Issue September 14, 2005 November 8, 2005 May 17, 2010 May 17, 2010
Unrestricted CUSIP 165167842 165167826 165167768 N/A
144A CUSIP N/A 165167834 165167776 165167784
RegS CUSIP N/A N/A U16450204 U16450113
Par Value per Share $0.01 $0.01 $0.01 $0.01
Shares Outstanding 2,558,900 2,095,615 1,500,000 1,100,000
Liquidation Preference per Share $100 $100 $1,000 $1,000
Record Date June 1, 2011 May 2, 2011 May 2, 2011 May 2, 2011
Payment Date June 15, 2011 May 16, 2011 May 16, 2011 May 16, 2011
Amount per Share $1.125 $1.25 $14.375 $14.375

Chesapeake Energy Corporation is the second-largest producer of natural gas and the most active driller of new wells in the U.S. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, the company's operations are focused on discovering and developing unconventional natural gas and oil fields onshore in the U.S. Chesapeake owns leading positions in the Barnett, Fayetteville, Haynesville, Marcellus and Bossier natural gas shale plays and in the Eagle Ford, Granite Wash, Cleveland, Tonkawa, Mississippian, Wolfcamp, Bone Spring, Avalon, Niobrara and Williston Basin unconventional liquids plays. The company has also vertically integrated its operations and owns substantial midstream, compression, drilling and oilfield service assets. Further information is available at where Chesapeake routinely posts announcements, updates, events, investor information and presentations and all recent press releases.