OKLAHOMA CITY, May 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) today announced that it has commenced a private placement to eligible purchasers of $750,000,000 aggregate principal amount of senior notes due 2027 (the “notes”).
Chesapeake intends to use the net proceeds from the offering, together with cash on hand and borrowings under its revolving credit facility (if required), to finance tender offers for certain of its senior notes announced today. If the tender offers are not consummated or the net proceeds from the offering exceed the total consideration payable in the tender offers, Chesapeake intends to use the remaining net proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes, which may include the repayment of outstanding indebtedness under its credit facility and the repayment or repurchase of other indebtedness.
The notes will be offered and sold to persons reasonably believed to be qualified institutional buyers in the United States pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and outside the United States to non-U.S. persons pursuant to Regulation S under the Securities Act. The offer and sale of the notes and the related subsidiary guarantees have not been registered under the Securities Act or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state laws.