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FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 18, 2011 file photo, Oklahoma State University president Burns Hargis speaks during a news conference in Stillwater, Okla. Chesapeake Energy Corp. shareholders showed their displeasure with the company's board by withholding support for two directors up for re-election at Friday's annual meeting. Both directors have tendered their resignation. Hargis is one of the two directors who resigned Friday. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
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FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 18, 2011 file photo, Oklahoma State University president Burns Hargis speaks during a news conference in Stillwater, Okla. Chesapeake Energy Corp. shareholders showed their displeasure with the company's board by withholding support for two directors up for re-election at Friday's annual meeting. Both directors have tendered their resignation. Hargis is one of the two directors who resigned Friday. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

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