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11 diciembre 2006

Ampliación de capital en CHK

Chesapeake Energy Corp. (CHK) said on Friday it raised $955.5 million from the sale of 30 million common shares.

The company said the underwriter, Deutsche Bank Securities, agreed to buy the stock at a purchase price of $31.85 per share and sell it at a public offering price of $32.15 per share.

Chesapeake shares closed at $33.60 on Thursday and fell $1.42, or 4.2 percent, to $32.18 in Friday afternoon trading on the New York Stock Exchange after the announcement.

Chesapeake intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to repay debt under its revolving credit facility, the company said in a statement.