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CHESAPEAKE ENERGY CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – (Continued) In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842), which requires lessees to recognize a lease liability and a right-of-use (ROU) asset on the balance sheet for all leases, including operating leases, with terms in excess of 12 months. This ASU modifies the definition of a lease and outlines the recognition, measurement, presentation, and disclosure of leasing arrangements by both lessees and lessors. The standard will not apply to our leases of mineral rights to explore for or use oil and natural gas resources, including the intangible rights to explore for those natural resources and rights to use the land in which those natural resources are contained. We plan to make certain elections permitting us to not reassess whether any expired or existing contracts contained leases, permitting us to not reassess the lease classification for any expired or existing leases (all existing leases that were classified as operating leases in accordance with Topic 840 will be classified as operating leases, and all existing leases that were classified as capital leases in accordance with Topic 840 will be classified as finance leases), and permitting us to not reassess initial direct costs for any existing leases. We will also take an election permitting us to continue applying our current policy for land easements that existed as of, or expired before, the effective date and to not recognize a ROU asset or lease liability for short-term leases. We have completed our assessment of contracts potentially affected by the new standard and have completed our assessment of the accounting treatment for these leases. The adoption will primarily impact other assets and other liabilities and will also impact ongoing disclosures but will not have a material impact on our balance sheet, results of operations or cash flows. We plan to adopt the new standard on January 1, 2019, the effective date, and as permitted by ASU 2018-11 we will not adjust comparative-period financial statements and will continue to apply the guidance in ASC 840, including its disclosure requirements, in the comparative periods presented prior to adoption. Reclassifications Certain reclassifications have been made to the consolidated financial statements for 2017 and 2016 to conform to the presentation used for the 2018 consolidated financial statements. 2.

Earnings Per Share

Basic earnings per share (EPS) is calculated using the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the period and includes the effect of any participating securities as appropriate. Participating securities consist of unvested restricted stock issued to our employees and non-employee directors that provide dividend rights. Diluted EPS is calculated assuming the issuance of common shares for all potentially dilutive securities, provided the effect is not antidilutive. For all periods presented, our contingent convertible senior notes did not have a dilutive effect and, therefore, were excluded from the calculation of diluted EPS. See Note 3 for further discussion of our convertible senior notes and contingent convertible senior notes. Shares of common stock for the following dilutive securities were excluded from the calculation of diluted EPS as the effect was antidilutive.

Common stock equivalent of our preferred stock outstanding Common stock equivalent of our convertible senior notes outstanding Common stock equivalent of our preferred stock outstanding prior to exchange Participating securities

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Years Ended December 31, 2018 2017 2016 (in millions) 60 60 63 146 146 146 — 1

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