This excerpt taken from the CHK 8-K filed May 21, 2007.
CHESAPEAKE ENERGY CORPORATION ANNOUNCES CANCELLATION OF PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED GASTAR TRANSACTION
OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA, May 16, 2007 Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) today announced that its previously announced transaction with Gastar Exploration Ltd. (AMEX:GST; TSX:YGA) to acquire all of Gastars right, title and interest in a portion of its East Texas undeveloped leasehold and to purchase 10 million newly issued Gastar common shares will not be consummated due to a third party exercising its right of first refusal through an existing agreement. However, because of certain anti-dilution rights previously obtained, Chesapeake will acquire approximately 1.8 million additional shares from Gastar at the price of $2.00 per share, thereby maintaining Chesapeakes fully diluted ownership in Gastar at 14.95%.
Chesapeake Energy Corporation is the third-largest independent and sixth-largest overall producer of natural gas in the U.S. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, the companys operations are focused on exploratory and developmental drilling and corporate and property acquisitions in the Mid-Continent, Fort Worth Barnett Shale, Fayetteville Shale, Permian Basin, Delaware Basin, South Texas, Texas Gulf Coast, Ark-La-Tex and Appalachian Basin regions of the United States.