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Full title: Order Granting Motion to Dismiss Adversary Proceeding Signed on 7/29/2021 (emiller) (Entered: 07/29/2021)

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§ (Jointly Administered) CTF, LTD.; RONALD E. AND JUDY L. CARLTON; RICHARD A. and CATHERINE A. CARLTON; BRUCE D. and CATHERINE B. CARLTON; and LAWRENCE J. FECHKO, Adversary No. 21-03427 Plaintiffs, v. CHESAPEAKE EXPLORATION, L.L.C., CHESAPEAKE OPERATING, L.L.C., and their affiliated entities, Defendants, (Docket No. 33) On June 14, 2021, the Court held a hearing on the Royalty Plaintiffs’1 Motion to Dismiss Adversary Proceedings with Brief in Support, With Certificate of Service, With Notice and Opportunity for Hearing (the “Motion”) and considered the Motion and arguments of counsel.The “Royalty Plaintiffs” include Bruce D. Carlton; Catherine A. Carlton; Catherine B. Carlton; CTF, Ltd.; Judy L. L.L.P. KIRKLAND & ELLIS LLP Matthew D. Cavenaugh (TX Bar No. 24062656) KIRKLAND & ELLISVeronica A. Polnick (TX Bar No. 24079148) 300 North LaSalle Street 1401 McKinney Street, Suite 1900

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ENTERED July 29, 2021 IN THE UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS Nathan Ochsner, Cler HOUSTON DIVISION § In re: § § Chapter 11 CHESAPEAKE ENERGY CORPORATION, § Reorganized Debtor. § Case No. 20-33233 (DRJ) § § (Jointly Administered) CTF, LTD.; RONALD E. AND JUDY L. CARLTON; RICHARD A. and CATHERINE A. CARLTON; BRUCE D. and CATHERINE B. CARLTON; and LAWRENCE J. FECHKO, Adversary No. 21-03427 Plaintiffs, v. CHESAPEAKE EXPLORATION, L.L.C., CHESAPEAKE OPERATING, L.L.C., and their affiliated entities, Defendants, (Docket No. 33) ORDER GRANTING MOTION TO DISMISS ADVERSARY PROCEEDING On June 14, 2021, the Court held a hearing on the Royalty Plaintiffs’1 Motion to Dismiss Adversary Proceedings with Brief in Support, With Certificate of Service, With Notice and Opportunity for Hearing (the “Motion”) and considered the Motion and arguments of counsel. For the reasons set forth by the Court in its oral ruling, and pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 41 made applicable to this action by Fed. R. Bankr. P. 7041, it is HEREBY ORDERED THAT: 1. The above referenced adversary proceeding is hereby dismissed with prejudice. 1 The “Royalty Plaintiffs” include Bruce D. Carlton; Catherine A. Carlton; Catherine B. Carlton; CTF, Ltd.; Judy L. Carlton; Lawrence J. Fechko; Richard A. Carlton; and Ronald R. Carlton.

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2. The parties are authorized to take all actions necessary or appropriate to effectuatethe relief granted herein. 3. This Order shall be immediately effective and enforceable upon its entry. Signed: July 29, 2021. Dated: __________, 2021 Houston, Texas _D__A_V__ID__ R__. _JO__N_E_S__ ___________________ DUANVIITDE RD. SJOTANETSE S BANKRUPTCY JUDGE UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY JUDGE

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AGREED TO AS TO FORM ON THIS 18TH DAY OF JUNE, 2021: /s/ Matthew D. Cavenaugh JACKSON WALKER L.L.P. KIRKLAND & ELLIS LLP Matthew D. Cavenaugh (TX Bar No. 24062656) KIRKLAND & ELLIS INTERNATIONAL LLP Jennifer F. Wertz (TX Bar No. 24072822) Patrick J. Nash, Jr., P.C. (admitted pro hac vice) Kristhy M. Peguero (TX Bar No. 24102776) Alexandra Schwarzman (admitted pro hac vice) Veronica A. Polnick (TX Bar No. 24079148) 300 North LaSalle Street 1401 McKinney Street, Suite 1900 Chicago, Illinois 60654 Houston, Texas 77010 Telephone: (312) 862-2000 Telephone: (713) 752-4200 Facsimile: (312) 862-2200 Facsimile: (713) 752-4221 Email: patrick.nash@kirkland.com Email: mcavenaugh@jw.com alexandra.schwarzman@kirkland.com jwertz@jw.com kpeguero@jw.com vpolnick@jw.com Co-Counsel to the Reorganized Debtors Co-Counsel to the Reorganized Debtors -and- /s/ Charles M. Rubio (with permission) PARKINS LEE & RUBIO LLP Charles M. Rubio P.C. TX Bar No. 24083768 Pennzoil Place 700 Milam Street, Suite 1300 Houston, Texas 77002 Email: crubio@parkinslee.com Phone: 713-715-1660 -and- Rex A. Sharp, OBA#011990 (admitted pro hac vice) Sharp Law, LLP 5301 W. 75th Street Prairie Village, KS 66208 (913) 901-0505 (913) 901-0419 fax rsharp@midwest-law.com Counsel to the Royalty Plaintiffs

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