Chesapeake Energy 8-K 2009
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 25, 2009
CHESAPEAKE ENERGY CORPORATION
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its Charter)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
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Section 8 Other Events
Chesapeake Energy Corporation is filing this Current Report on Form 8-K to reflect certain required accounting adjustments and reclassifications described below with respect to the financial information contained in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008 (2008 Form 10-K) filed on March 2, 2009 with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Neither this Report nor the Exhibits hereto reflect any events occurring after March 2, 2009 or modify or update the disclosures in our 2008 Form 10-K that may have been affected by subsequent events. Accordingly, this Report should be read in conjunction with the 2008 Form 10-K and our filings made with the SEC subsequent to the filing of our 2008 Form 10-K, including any amendments to those filings.
As previously disclosed in our 2008 Form 10-K, in May 2008 the Financial Accounting Standards Board issued Staff Position No. APB 14-1, Accounting for Convertible Debt Instruments That May Be Settled in Cash upon Conversion (Including Partial Cash Settlement) (FSP APB 14-1), which clarifies the accounting for convertible debt instruments that may be settled in cash (including partial cash settlement) upon conversion. FSP APB 14-1 requires issuers to account separately for the liability and equity components of certain convertible debt instruments in a manner that reflects the issuers nonconvertible debt (unsecured debt) borrowing rate when interest cost is recognized. FSP APB 14-1 requires bifurcation of a component of the debt, classification of that component in equity and the accretion of the resulting discount on the debt to be recognized as part of interest expense in the issuers consolidated statement of operations. On January 1, 2009, we adopted and applied retrospectively FSP APB 14-1. The adoption of FSP APB 14-1 affects the accounting for our 2.75% Contingent Convertible Senior Notes due 2035, our 2.5% Contingent Convertible Senior Notes due 2037 and our 2.25% Contingent Convertible Senior Notes due 2038.
We have adjusted in Exhibit 99.1 to this Report the following financial information contained in our 2008 Form 10-K to reflect our retrospective application of FSP APB 14-1 to conform with the presentation we adopted in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2009:
Section 9 Financial Statements and Exhibits
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: June 25, 2009