Chesapeake Energy Corporation Named to FORTUNE `100 Best Companies to Work For` List for Sixth Consecutive Year

Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:20am EST

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At #26, Highest Ranked Oklahoma-Based Company and Second Highest Ranked Energy
OKLAHOMA CITY--(Business Wire)--
For the sixth consecutive year FORTUNE Magazine named Chesapeake Energy
Corporation (NYSE:CHK) to its list of 100 Best Companies to Work ForĀ®.
Chesapeake ranked #26, the highest listed Oklahoma-based employer for the third
consecutive year, and the second highest ranked company in the energy industry.
The full list and related stories will appear in the February 4 issue of

Aubrey K. McClendon, Chesapeake`s Chief Executive Officer, said, "Empowered and
motivated employees continue to make Chesapeake a great place to work. Our
employees are focused on creating and delivering value for our shareholders
while also making our country more energy secure. Although we have made progress
in achieving these goals, we are determined to do even better with our
distinctive and attractive corporate culture and workplace being key elements in
our drive for further success." 

Martha A. Burger, Chesapeake`s Senior Vice President - Human & Corporate
Resources, noted, "We believe our workplace culture allows Chesapeake to recruit
and retain some of the industry`s best talent. We are extremely proud of our
nearly 12,000 employees who consistently deliver outstanding performance,
quality, innovation and collaboration, even when faced with the cyclical nature
of our industry." 

Archie W. Dunham, Chesapeake`s Non-Executive Chairman of the Board, added, "In
addition to our extraordinarily high quality assets below ground, Chesapeake has
built an asset base of tremendous breadth, value and energy above ground - our
employees. It is a tribute to our management team for their excellence and
efforts that Chesapeake has now been recognized among the 100 Best Companies to
Work For six years running." 

More information about Chesapeake and its careers can be found at 

To pick the 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune partners with the Great
Place to Work Institute to conduct the most extensive employee survey in
corporate America: 259 firms participated in this year`s survey. More than
277,000 employees at those companies responded to a survey created by the
institute, a global research and consulting firm operating in 45 countries
around the world. Two-thirds of a company`s score is based on the results of the
institute`s Trust Index survey, which is sent to a random sample of employees
from each company. The survey asks questions related to their attitudes about
management`s credibility, job satisfaction, and camaraderie. The other third is
based on responses to the institute`s Culture Audit, which includes detailed
questions about pay and benefit programs and a series of open-ended questions
about hiring practices, methods of internal communication, training, recognition
programs, and diversity efforts. After evaluations are completed, if news about
a company comes to light that may significantly damage employees` faith in
management, we may exclude it from the list. Any company that is at least five
years old and has more than 1,000 U.S. employees is eligible. For more
information on how to apply, visit:

Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) is the second-largest producer of
natural gas, a Top 15 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

Chesapeake Energy Corporation
Chesapeake Contacts:
Jeffrey L. Mobley, CFA, 405-767-4763
John J. Kilgallon, 405-935-4441
Media Contacts:
Jim Gipson, 405-935-1310
Lindsay McIntyre, 405-935-8486

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