“I mainly wanted to highlight to them that it has been a difficult day for us, but that our commitment to the state and city is as strong as ever,” Lawler said.
Chesapeake executives tightened their focus on reducing costs and increasing profits last year after a shareholder revolt forced the company to replace most of its directors.
After Tuesday's cuts, Chesapeake has about 11,000 employees nationwide, including about 6,000 in Oklahoma — 3,500 at its Oklahoma City headquarters.
“We're looking forward to building the company going forward,” Lawler said. “A lot of the uncertainty is over now. We have the right strategy and the right values in place. We're looking forward to a bright future for the company.”