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Chesapeake Energy Corporation Named To ‘Best Places to Work in IT’ List For Third Consecutive Year

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Computerworld Magazine Ranks Chesapeake #9 on List of Top 100 Companies

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA, JUNE 18, 2012 – International Data Group’s (IDG) Computerworld magazine today announced Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) as one of its 2012 Best Places to Work in IT. Chesapeake ranked #9 out of 100 companies and was both the highest-ranking energy corporation and Oklahoma-based company. Chesapeake’s innovative work environment, commitment to providing employees with top technology resources and competitive employee benefits secured the company’s placement on the list for the third consecutive year.

“To be recognized as a top IT employer is an honor in itself, but to be recognized for three years in a row is a testament to Chesapeake’s commitment to providing the industry’s best IT work experience,” said Cathy Tompkins, Chesapeake Senior Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer. “We celebrate this award with the more than 550 members of our IT team who truly help make Chesapeake a great place to work. Thanks to Chesapeake’s opportunities for career growth and project variety, and its fast-paced team environment, we are able to recruit and retain IT professionals at the top of their field.”

Each year since 1994, Computerworld has assembled the Best Places to Work in IT list based on a comprehensive questionnaire focused on company commitments to benefits, diversity, career development, training and retention. Rankings are also determined by survey responses from each company’s IT staff.

“Knowing that employee feedback contributed significantly to our ranking makes this honor that much more noteworthy,” said Tompkins. “We work hard to create a culture where our IT professionals work closely with their Chesapeake colleagues to solve real business challenges that make a difference in the success of the company. Our department is always working on something new, allowing our employees to continue to develop their skills and maintain our team’s leadership in the industry.”

Scot Finnie, Editor-in-Chief of Computerworld, added, “The organizations on this year’s Best Places to Work in IT list consistently seek out and hire the most talented IT people, offer them competitive pay and provide great benefits. Many of these organizations have spent years building top-notch IT workplaces, and we applaud the amazing work they’ve done to sustain dynamic environments where IT professionals can work with the latest technologies and play a key role in business-critical projects.”

Information regarding Chesapeake careers can be found at

About Chesapeake Energy Corporation
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 Marcellus, Haynesville, Bossier, and Barnett natural gas shale plays and in the Eagle Ford, Utica, Mississippi Lime, Granite Wash, Cleveland, Tonkawa, Niobrara, Bone Spring, Avalon, Wolfcamp and Wolfberry unconventional liquids plays. The company has also vertically integrated its operations and owns substantial marketing, midstream and oilfield services businesses directly and indirectly through its subsidiaries Chesapeake Energy Marketing, Inc., Chesapeake Midstream Development, L.P. and Chesapeake Oilfield Services, L.L.C. and its affiliate Chesapeake Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE:CHKM). Further information is available at where Chesapeake routinely posts announcements, updates, events, investor information, presentations and news releases.

About Computerworld
Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers worldwide, providing peer perspective, IT leadership and business results. Computerworld’s award winning website (, bi-weekly publication, focused conference series and custom research forms the hub of the worlds largest (40+ edition) global IT media network. In the past five years alone, Computerworld has won more than 100 awards, including Magazine of the Year by American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) awards in 2010, the 2009 Best Blog from the Neal awards, and 2006 Best Overall Web Publication from ASBPE. Computerworld leads the industry with and online audience of over 3.5 million unique, monthly visitors (Omniture, September 2011). Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading media, events and research company. Company information is available at

About the Best Places to Work in IT List
The Best Places to Work in IT list is an annual ranking of the top 100 work environments for technology professionals by IDG’s Computerworld. The list is compiled based on a comprehensive questionnaire regarding company offerings in categories such as benefits, diversity, career development, training and retention. In addition, Computerworld conducts extensive surveys of IT workers, and their responses factor heavily in determining the rankings.

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