Chesapeake Energy CEO Aubrey McClendon will retire effective April 1, according to a company release. Shares of CHK are surging in after-hours trading An internal review found McClendon did not engage in any improper conduct.
Back in May 2012, when Reuters' all out aggressive campaign against Chesapeake Energy was in full swing and the stock was trading around $14 per share, we predicted that contrary to the endless balance sheet bashing there was, in fact, much upside to CHK.
Chesapeake Energy Corp.’s board withheld Chief Executive Officer Aubrey McClendon’s annual bonus after investors criticized the performance and management of the second-biggest U.S. natural gas producer.
By Zvi Bar:On Tuesday, January 29, Chesapeake Energy (CHK) announced that its billionaire co-founder, chief executive, and president, Aubrey McClendon has "agreed to retire" by April 1. The market is taking this ouster of McClendon as a positive sign, despite the fact that his successor is still unknown.