Chesapeake Energy Corp (CHK): Billionaire Mason Hawkins’ Southeastern Asset Management Makes Huge Buy

Southeastern Asset Management, managed by billionaire Mason Hawkins, has revealed boosting its stake in Chesapeake Energy Corp (NYSE:CHK) significantly. The fund now holds 93.08 million shares of the company, compared to 25.6 million shares held on June 30. The current position represents 10.6% of the company’s outstanding common stock.

Chesapeake Energy Corp (NYSE:CHK) is a company that produces natural gas, oil and natural gas liquids, and operates two divisions: Marketing, Gathering and Compression, and Exploration and Production. Year-to-date, the company’s stock is up by 39.56%. For the second quarter of 2016, Chesapeake Energy disclosed a loss per share of $0.14 and revenue of $1.6 billion, missing the estimates of a loss per share of $0.11 and revenue of $1.9 billion.

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At the end of June, 31 hedge funds in our database were bullish on Chesapeake Energy Corp (NYSE:CHK), same as a quarter earlier. Some of the investors long the stock included Carl Icahn’s Icahn Capital LP, which held $312.65 million worth of Chesapeake’s shares (a position which has since been cut considerably), John Griffin’s Blue Ridge Capital, with a position worth $36.81 million, Joe Dimenna’s ZWEIG DIMENNA PARTNERS, Robert Henry Lynch’s Aristeia Capital, and Robert Vollero and Gentry T. Beach’s Vollero Beach Capital Partners.

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Ownership Summary Table

Name Sole Voting Power Shared Voting Power Sole Dispositive Power Shared Dispositive Power Aggregate Amount Owned Power Percent of Class
Southeastern Asset Management, Inc. 36,009,412 10.6%
O. Mason Hawkins 0.0%

Mason Hawkins
Mason Hawkins
Southeastern Asset Management

Page 1 of 2 – SEC Filing

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

SCHEDULE 13G
Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

(Amendment No. 5)*

Chesapeake Energy Corporation
________________________________________________________
(Name of Issuer)

Common Stock
_______________________________________________________
(Title of Class and Securities)

165167107
_______________________________________________________

(CUSIP Number of Class of Securities)

Check the appropriate box to designate the rule pursuant to which this
Schedule is filed:

/X/ Rule 13d-1(b)
/ / Rule 13d-1(c)
/ / Rule 13d-1(d)

* The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a

reporting person’s initial filing on this form with respect to the

subject class of securities, and for any subsequent amendment

containing information which would alter the disclosures provided

in a prior page.

The information required in the remainder of this cover page shall

not be deemed to be “filed” for the purpose of Section 18 of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Act”) or otherwise subject to the

liabilities of that section of the Act but shall be subject to all

other provisions of the Act (however, see the Notes).

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(Continued on following page(s))CUSIP No. 165167107 13G
_____________________________________________________________________________
(1) NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS
Southeastern Asset Management, Inc. I.D. No. 62-0951781
_____________________________________________________________________________
(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
_____________________________________________________________________________
: (5) SOLE VOTING POWER
: (Discretionary Accounts)
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY : 46,119,183 shares
OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON __________________________________________
WITH : (6) SHARED OR NO VOTING POWER

34,002,549 shares (shared)
12,960,699 shares (No Vote)
__________________________________________
: (7) SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
(Discretionary Accounts)
: 57,073,019 shares
__________________________________________
: (8) SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

: 36,009,412 shares (Shared)
0 shares (None)
_____________________________________________________________________________
(9) AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
(Discretionary & Non-discretionary Accounts)

93,082,431 shares
_____________________________________________________________________________
(10) CHECK BOX IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW 9 EXCLUDES
CERTAIN SHARES
_____________________________________________________________________________
(11) PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW 9
10.6 %
_____________________________________________________________________________
(12) TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON
IA
_____________________________________________________________________________

CUSIP No. 165167107 13G
_____________________________________________________________________________
(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 09/30/16)

93,082,431 shares (this includes 733,582 shares underlying
convertible preferred stocks, and 127,471 shares underlying
convertible bonds).

(b). Percent of Class:

10.6%

Above percentage is based on 878,617,090 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:

46,119,183 shares

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

Shared – 34,002,549 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 – 30,620,196
Longleaf Partners Global Fund – 3,382,353

No Power to Vote – 12,960,699 shares.

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

57,073,019 shares

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

Shared – 36,009,412 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 – 30,620,196
Longleaf Partners Global Fund – 3,382,353

Other Shared – 2,006,863

No Power – 0.

Item 5. Ownership of Five Percent or Less of a Class: N/A

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: October 10, 2016

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 October 10, 2016.

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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