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Southwestern Energy Announces Closing Of Acquisition Of Marcellus Shale Properties

Friday, May 17, 2013

Southwestern Energy Announces Closing Of Acquisition Of Marcellus Shale Properties

08:00 EDT Friday, May 17, 2013

HOUSTON, May 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE: SWN) announced today that it has closed its recently announced acquisition of approximately 162,000 net acres in the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania. The properties were acquired from Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE: CHK) and its partner for approximately $93 million, excluding purchase price adjustments. Southwestern has financed the acquisition with its revolving credit facility.

Southwestern Energy Company is an independent energy company whose wholly-owned subsidiaries are engaged in oil and gas exploration and production, natural gas gathering and marketing. Additional information on the company can be found on the Internet at

SOURCE Southwestern Energy Company

For further information: R. Craig Owen, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, (281) 618-2808, or Brad D. Sylvester, CFA, Vice President, Investor Relations, (281) 618-4897

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