TOWANDA - Chesapeake Energy Corporation announced today the transition of the company's local offices to its new 103-acre office complex in Athens Township, Bradford County, Pa.

The facility is another facet of Chesapeake's substantial investment in Pennsylvania and a sign of its long-term commitment in the region. All of Chesapeake's operations and employees in Northeastern Pennsylvania - including affiliate companies - will be based there.

The current field offices at South Main Street in Towanda and Elmira Street in Athens will remain open

until May 22. After that date, landowners and other individuals wishing to meet or contact Chesapeake employees should proceed to the new facility, as all current field offices will be closed. The address of

the new office is: 14 Chesapeake Drive, Sayre, PA 18840. The new phone number is: (570) 882-7702.

The multi-building complex includes office space for Chesapeake, NOMAC Drilling L.L.C., Great Plains

Oilfield Rental, Oilfield Trucking Solutions, Hodges Trucking Company L.L.C. and MidCon Compression. The signature structure is the five-story office where Chesapeake employees will be based. The lobby will display a full-scale model of the series of steel casings and cement used to build Chesapeake wells in the Marcellus shale, along with educational material explaining the processes involved.

Lancaster, Pa. based High Industries was contracted to oversee construction of the main building. An open house for media and other invited guests will be scheduled for later this summer.

Chesapeake is currently operating six drilling rigs in Pennsylvania, employing more than 900 people in the state, and maintains leasehold of more than 1.5 million acres in the Marcellus shale.

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