Chesapeake to complete search for McClendon replacement by April

Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:58am EST

Chief Executive Officer, Chairman, and Co-founder of Chesapeake Energy Corporation Aubrey McClendon walks through the French Quarter in New Orleans, Louisiana March 26, 2012. REUTERS/Sean Gardner

Chief Executive Officer, Chairman, and Co-founder of Chesapeake Energy Corporation Aubrey McClendon walks through the French Quarter in New Orleans, Louisiana March 26, 2012.

Credit: Reuters/Sean Gardner

(Reuters) - Chesapeake Energy Corp's (CHK.N) board of directors expects to complete its search to replace Chief Executive Officer Aubrey McClendon by the time he leaves on April 1, a company official said on Thursday.

Investor relations executive Jeff Mobley made the comment on the company's fourth-quarter earnings call.

(Reporting By Anna Driver; Editing by Gerald E. McCormick)

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