April 1 had been earmarked on every Chesapeake Energy investor's calendar as the day that co-founder and CEO Aubrey McClendon would be stepping down. That day is finally here, and a replacement is nowhere to be found.
Instead, the company has set up a three-member "Office of Chairman" team to continue running the company while moving forward with the ongoing search. This team consists of the current CFO, COO, and non-executive chairman. The news about the CEO-by-committee setup wasn't the only assurance that the company offered to sate investors.
Capital spending will also be a focal point this year, as the company fully expects to stay within its stated $6 billion plans. This is critical because cash flow from operations simply hasn't been able to keep pace with spending over the last several years. Find out more in the video below with Motley Fool analysts Joel South and Taylor Muckerman.
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