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CHAPARRAL ENERGY, INC. FILES (8-K) Disclosing Regulation FD Disclosure, Financial Statements and Exhibits

February 24, 2014

Item 2.02. Regulation FD Disclosure.

On February 24, 2014, Chaparral Energy, Inc. (referred to herein as "we", "us," and "our") issued a press release announcing certain year-end 2013 operating and reserves information, as well as 2014 guidance. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference. On February 24, 2014, we presented the slide show, attached hereto as Exhibit 99.2 and incorporated herein by reference, at the JP Morgan Global High Yield & Leveraged Finance Conference in Miami, Florida. Note Regarding Non-GAAP Financial Measures The press release and the investor presentation attached as exhibits hereto contain certain references to adjusted EBITDA and PV-10 value, which are non-GAAP financial measures, as defined under Regulation G of the rules and regulations of the SEC. Adjusted EBITDA Management uses adjusted EBITDA as a supplemental financial measurement to evaluate our operational trends. Items excluded generally represent non-cash adjustments, the timing and amount of which cannot be reasonably estimated and are not considered by management when measuring our overall operating performance. In addition, adjusted EBITDA is generally consistent with the Consolidated EBITDAX calculation that is used in the covenant ratio required under our senior secured revolving credit facility. We consider compliance with this covenant to be material. Adjusted EBITDA is used as a supplemental financial measurement in the evaluation of our business and should not be considered as an alternative to net income, as an indicator of our operating performance, as an alternative to cash flows from operating activities, or as a measure of liquidity. Adjusted EBITDA is not defined under GAAP and, accordingly, it may not be a comparable measurement to those used by other companies. We define adjusted EBITDA as net income, adjusted to exclude (1) interest and other financing costs, net of capitalized interest, (2) income taxes, (3) depreciation, depletion and amortization, (4) unrealized (gain) loss on hedge reclassification adjustments, (5) non-cash change in fair value of non-hedge derivative instruments, (6) interest income, (7) stock-based compensation expense, (8) gain or loss on disposed assets, and (9) impairment charges and other significant, unusual non-cash charges. Through March 31, 2010, our calculation of adjusted EBITDA excluded any cash proceeds received from the monetization of derivatives with a scheduled maturity date more than 12 months following the date of such monetization, in accordance with the terms of our prior credit facility. In July 2010, we amended the definition of Consolidated EBITDAX in our senior secured revolving credit facility to (1) permit cash proceeds received from the monetization of derivatives to be included in the calculation of Consolidated EBITDAX, to the extent that such monetizations, in any period between scheduled redeterminations, do not exceed 5% of the borrowing base then in effect, and (2) permit the exclusion from the calculation of Consolidated EBITDAX of up to $4.5 million in one-time cash expenses associated with our financing transactions that were incurred and paid during the second quarter of 2010. As a result, beginning with the second quarter of 2010, we have changed our calculation of adjusted EBITDA to include cash proceeds received from the monetization of derivatives with a scheduled maturity date more than 12 months following the date of such monetization, to the extent permitted by our senior secured revolving credit facility. However, we have not changed our calculation of adjusted EBITDA to exclude approximately $2.3 million of one-time cash expenses associated with our financing transactions. As a result of the permitted exclusion of these expenses, our Consolidated EBITDAX as calculated for covenant compliance purposes is higher than our adjusted EBITDA for the year ended December 31, 2010. In April 2011, we amended the definition of Consolidated EBITDAX in our senior secured revolving credit facility to permit the exclusion of our reasonable and customary fees and expenses related to the refinancing of our 8.5% Senior Notes due 2015 from the calculation of Consolidated EBITDAX. In May 2012, we amended the definition of Consolidated EBITDAX in our senior secured revolving credit facility to permit the exclusion of our reasonable and customary fees and expenses related to the refinancing of our 8.875% Senior Notes due 2017 from the calculation of Consolidated EBITDAX. 2 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------



The following table provides a reconciliation of our net income (loss) to adjusted EBITDA for the specified periods:

Nine months ended September 30, Year ended December 31, (in thousands) 2013 2012 2012 2011 2010 Net income $ 35,142$ 45,299$ 64,403$ 42,048$ 33,713 Interest expense 72,565 72,666 98,402 96,720 81,370 Income tax expense 19,993 25,645 37,837 35,924 23,803 Depreciation, depletion, and amortization 139,439 119,807 169,307 146,083 109,503 Unrealized (gain) loss on ineffective portion of hedges and reclassification adjustments (28,544 ) (35,777 ) (46,746 ) 27,452 23,889 Non-cash change in fair value of non-hedge derivative instruments 39,581 (12,726 ) (12,411 ) (57,899 ) (2,523 ) Proceeds from monetization of derivatives with a scheduled maturity date more than 12 months from the monetization date included in EBITDA - - - - 9,418 Interest income (206 ) (168 ) (225 ) (165 ) (144 ) Stock-based compensation expense 2,553 3,058 3,065 3,747 2,600 (Gain) loss on sale of assets (556 ) 21 (149 ) (1,284 ) (184 ) Loss on extinguishment of debt - 21,714 21,714 20,592 2,241 Loss on impairment of other assets 1,090 - - - - Other non-cash charges - - 2,000 - 4,150 Adjusted EBITDA $ 281,057$ 239,539



$ 337,197$ 313,218$ 287,836

Pursuant to our press release dated February 24, 2014, we expect year-end 2013 adjusted EBITDA to be between $385 and $390 million. We have not reconciled our expected range of year-end 2013 adjusted EBITDA to net income because we have not finalized our calculations of several factors necessary to provide the reconciliation, including net income, interest expense, and income tax expense. In addition, certain items that impact net income and other reconciling metrics are out of our control and/or cannot be reasonably predicted at this time. Accordingly, a reconciliation of adjusted EBITDA to net income at this time is not available without unreasonable effort. PV-10 value PV-10 value is a non-GAAP measure that differs from the standardized measure of discounted future net cash flows in that PV-10 value is a pre-tax number, while the standardized measure of discounted future net cash flows is an after-tax number. We believe that the presentation of the PV-10 value is relevant and useful to investors because it presents the discounted future net cash flows attributable to our proved reserves prior to taking into account future corporate income taxes, and it is a useful measure of evaluating the relative monetary significance of our oil and natural gas properties. Further, investors may utilize the measure as a basis for comparison of the relative size and value of our reserves to other companies. We use this measure when assessing the potential return on investment related to our oil and natural gas properties. However, PV-10 value is not a substitute for the standardized measure of discounted future net cash flows. Our PV-10 value measure and the standardized measure of discounted future net cash flows do not purport to present the fair value of our oil and natural gas reserves. As reflected in our press release dated February 24, 2014, our PV-10 value at year-end is $2.3 billion. We have not reconciled our PV-10 value to the standardized measure of discounted future net cash flows because we have not finalized our calculations of income tax expense. Accordingly, a reconciliation of PV-10 to the standardized measure at this time is not available without unreasonable effort. 3

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Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d) Exhibits. Exhibit Number Description 99.1 Press Release dated February 24, 2014 99.2 Investor Presentation 4



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