13G Filing: Southeastern Asset Management and Chesapeake Energy Corp (CHK)

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(Continued on following page(s))CUSIP No. 165167107 13G
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(1) NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS
Southeastern Asset Management, Inc. I.D. No. 62-0951781
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(2) CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP:
(a)
(b) X
_____________________________________________________________________________
(3) SEC USE ONLY
_____________________________________________________________________________
(4) CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
Tennessee
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: (5) SOLE VOTING POWER
: (Discretionary Accounts)
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY : 19,371,423 shares
OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON __________________________________________
WITH : (6) SHARED OR NO VOTING POWER

22,931,162 shares (shared)
2,186,345 shares (No Vote)
__________________________________________
: (7) SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
(Discretionary Accounts)
: 21,557,768 shares
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: (8) SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

: 22,931,162 shares (Shared)
0 shares (None)
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(9) AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
(Discretionary & Non-discretionary Accounts)

44,488,930 shares
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(10) CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW 9 EXCLUDES
CERTAIN SHARES
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(11) PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9
4.9 %
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(12) TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON
IA
_____________________________________________________________________________

CUSIP No. 165167107 13G
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(1) NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS
O. Mason Hawkins I.D. No. XXX-XX-XXXX
_____________________________________________________________________________
(2) CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP:
(a)
(b) X
_____________________________________________________________________________
(3) SEC USE ONLY
_____________________________________________________________________________
(4) CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
Citizen of United States
_____________________________________________________________________________
: (5) SOLE VOTING POWER
: (Discretionary Accounts)
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY : None
OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON __________________________________________
WITH : (6) SHARED VOTING POWER

: None
__________________________________________
: (7) SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

: None
__________________________________________
: (8) SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

: None
_____________________________________________________________________________
(9) AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

None (See Item 3)
_____________________________________________________________________________
(10) CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW 9 EXCLUDES
CERTAIN SHARES
_____________________________________________________________________________
(11) PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9
0.0%
_____________________________________________________________________________
(12) TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON
IN
_____________________________________________________________________________

Item 1.

(a). Name of Issuer: Chesapeake Energy Corporation “Issuer”)

(b). Address of Issuer’s Principal Executive Offices:

6100 North Western Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73118

Item 2.

(a). and (b). Names and Principal Business Addresses of Persons
Filing

(1) Southeastern Asset Management, Inc.
6410 Poplar Ave., Suite 900
Memphis, TN 38119

(2) Mr. O. Mason Hawkins
Chairman of the Board and C.E.O.
Southeastern Asset Management, Inc.
6410 Poplar Ave., Suite 900
Memphis, TN 38119

(c). Citizenship:

Southeastern Asset Management, Inc. – A Tennessee corporation

Mr. O. Mason Hawkins – U.S. Citizen

(d). Title of Class of Securities: Common Stock (the “Securities”).

(e). Cusip Number: 165167107

Item 3. If this statement is filed pursuant to Rules 13d-1 (b) or
13d-2 (b), check whether the person filing is a:

(e.) Investment Adviser registered under Section 203 of the
Investment Advisers Act of 1940. This statement is being filed
by Southeastern Asset Management, Inc. as a registered investment
adviser. All of the securities covered by this report are owned
legally by Southeastern’s investment advisory clients and none
are owned directly or indirectly by Southeastern. As permitted
by Rule 13d-4, the filing of this statement shall not be construed
as an admission that Southeastern Asset Management, Inc. is the
beneficial owner of any of the securities covered by this statement.

(g.) Parent Holding Company. This statement is also being filed by
Mr. O. Mason Hawkins, Chairman of the Board and C.E.O. of
Southeastern Asset Management, Inc. in the event he could be
deemed to be a controlling person of that firm as the result of
his official positions with or ownership of its voting securities.
The existence of such control is expressly disclaimed. Mr. Hawkins
does not own directly or indirectly any securities covered by
this statement for his own account. As permitted by Rule 13d-4,
the filing of this statement shall not be construed as an admission
that Mr. Hawkins is the beneficial owner of any of the securities
covered by this statement.

Item 4. Ownership:

(a). Amount Beneficially Owned: (At 05/31/17)

44,488,930 shares

(b). Percent of Class:

4.9%

Above percentage is based on 908,067,225 shares of Common
Stock outstanding.

(c). Number of shares as to which such person has:

(i). sole power to vote or to direct the vote:

19,371,423 shares

(ii). shared or no power to vote or to direct the vote:

Shared – 22,931,162 shares.

Securities owned by the following series of Longleaf
Partners Funds Trust, an open-end management
investment company registered under the Investment
Company Act of 1940, as follows:

Longleaf Partners Fund – 21,824,451
Longleaf Partners Global Fund – 1,106,711

No Power to Vote – 2,186,345 shares.

(iii). sole power to dispose or to direct the disposition of:

21,557,768 shares

(iv). shared or no power to dispose or to direct the disposition
of:

Shared – 22,931,162 shares.

Securities owned by the following series of Longleaf
Partners Funds Trust, an open-end management
investment company registered under the Investment
Company Act of 1940, as follows:

Longleaf Partners Fund – 21,824,451
Longleaf Partners Global Fund – 1,106,711

No Power – 0.

Item 5. Ownership of Five Percent or Less of a Class: The filing
parties no longer own 5% of the Securities of the Issuer.

Item 6. Ownership of More Than Five Percent on Behalf of Another Person:
N/A

Item 7. Identification and Classification of the Subsidiary Which
Acquired the Security Being Reported on By the Parent
Holding Company: N/A

Item 8. Identification and Classification of Members of the Group:
N/A

Item 9. Notice of Dissolution of Group: N/A

Item 10. Certification:

By signing below I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and
belief, the securities referred to above were acquired in the
ordinary course of business and were not acquired for the purpose
and do not have the effect of changing or influencing the control
of the issuer of such securities and were not acquired in
connection with or as a participant in any transaction having such
purposes or effect.

Signatures

After reasonable inquiry and to the best of the knowledge and
belief of the undersigned, the undersigned certifies that the
information set forth in this statement is true, complete, and
correct.

Dated: June 12, 2017

Southeastern Asset Management, Inc.

By /s/ Andrew R. McCarroll
_______________________________________________
Andrew R. McCarroll
Vice President and General Counsel

O. Mason Hawkins, Individually

/s/ O. Mason Hawkins
_______________________________________________

Joint Filing Agreement

In accordance with Rule 13d-1(k) under the Securities Exchange Act
of 1934, the persons or entities named below agree to the joint
filing on behalf of each of them of this Schedule 13G with respect
to the Securities of the Issuer and further agree that this joint
filing agreement be included as an exhibit to this Schedule 13G. In
evidence thereof, the undersigned hereby execute this Agreement as
of June 12, 2017.

Southeastern Asset Management, Inc.

By /s/ Andrew R. McCarroll
______________________________________________
Andrew R. McCarroll
Vice President and General Counsel

O. Mason Hawkins, Individually

/s/ O. Mason Hawkins
_______________________________________________

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