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Chesapeake Energy, the Oklahoma City-based natural gas producer that is embroiled in a corporate governance scandal, promises an unusually large number of its employees a payment if the company changes hands, according to Reuters. About 1,600 Chesapeake employees, or almost 12% of the company’s workforce, are eligible for change-of-control bonuses. Chesapeake could end up paying such employees from $100 million to $140 million if it changed hands.

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