Chesapeake Energy Corporation Prevails in Bond Litigation

  Chesapeake Energy Corporation Prevails in Bond Litigation

Company Will Proceed with Special Early Redemption of 6.775% Senior Notes Due
                             2019 on May 13, 2013

Business Wire

OKLAHOMA CITY -- May 8, 2013

Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) today announced that the United
States District Court for the Southern District of New York has ruled in
Chesapeake’s favor, enabling the company to redeem its $1.3 billion of 6.775%
Senior Notes due 2019 (the “Notes”) at par pursuant to the Special Early
Redemption provision of the Notes.

Following a bench trial, the Hon. Paul A. Engelmayer ruled that Chesapeake’s
notice to redeem the Notes at par, which was provided on March 15, 2013, was
timely and effective pursuant to the Special Early Redemption provision of the
Notes. The company initiated this legal action on March 8, 2013 against the
trustee for the Notes, The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., to
confirm Chesapeake’s right to redeem the Notes at par.

Accordingly, the company will proceed with its Special Early Redemption of the
Notes, with payment expected to be made on May 13, 2013 pursuant to the terms
of the notice. The company intends to proceed with the Special Early
Redemption even if the trustee appeals the Court’s ruling, unless the Court’s
ruling is stayed. Chesapeake’s redemption of the Notes is part of a broader
refinancing of its outstanding debt obligations.

Domenic J. Dell’Osso, Jr., Chesapeake’s Chief Financial Officer, commented,
“We are pleased that the Court has ruled in Chesapeake’s favor. We expect the
refinancing of the Notes to save the Company more than $100 million in
interest payments.”

Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) is the second-largest producer of
natural gas, a Top 11 producer of oil and natural gas liquids 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 Eagle Ford, Utica, Granite Wash, Cleveland, Tonkawa,
Mississippi Lime and Niobrara unconventional liquids plays and in the
Marcellus, Haynesville/Bossier and Barnett unconventional natural gas shale
plays. The company also owns substantial marketing and oilfield services
businesses through its subsidiaries Chesapeake Energy Marketing, Inc. and
Chesapeake Oilfield Operating, L.L.C. Further information is available at where Chesapeake routinely posts announcements, updates, events,
investor information, presentations and news releases.

This news release includes "forward-looking statements" that give Chesapeake's
current expectations or forecasts of future events. Although we believe the
expectations and forecasts reflected in our forward-looking statements are
reasonable, we can give no assurance they will prove to have been correct.
They can be affected by inaccurate assumptions or by known or unknown risks
and uncertainties, and actual results may differ from the expectation
expressed. We caution you not to place undue reliance on our forward-looking
statements, which speak only as of the date of this news release, and we
undertake no obligation to update this information.


Chesapeake Energy Corporation
Jeffrey L. Mobley, CFA, 405-767-4763
Gary T. Clark, CFA, 405-935-6741
Media Contacts:
Michael Kehs, 405-935-2560
Jim Gipson, 405-935-1310
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