Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative of the Year, Northeast 2012

Awarded to: Chesapeake Energy Corporation

Chesapeake Energy Corporation is the second-largest producer of natural gas, the 11th largest 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 focus on discovering and developing unconventional natural gas and oil fields onshore in the U.S. Through strong leadership, investment in technology and the industry’s best record of unconventional exploration success, Chesapeake has captured America’s largest natural gas and liquids resource base.

Today the company is developing the “core of the core” in 10 leading plays. Chesapeake owns #1 or #2 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. Near-term, Chesapeake plans to focus nearly 100 percent of its production growth on liquids, and the company has one of the best liquids growth stories in the industry.

The company owns substantial marketing and oilfield services businesses through its affiliates Chesapeake Energy Marketing, Inc. and Chesapeake Oilfield Services, L.L.C., is the largest U.S. 3D seismic owner and has the industry’s only proprietary Reservoir Technology Center.