HOUSTON, TEXAS – MARCH 3, 2016: The Energy & Minerals Group (EMG) shares in the energy industry’s mourning over the sudden and tragic passing of AELP’s founder and owner, Aubrey K. McClendon. Through the formation of seven separate and distinct businesses in Oklahoma City he created thousands of jobs and captured some of the most productive oil and gas assets in America. These initiatives represent the very best of Aubrey’s extraordinary vision, tireless work ethic and his unparalleled and exacting commitment to the highest standards of excellence.
John T. Raymond, founder and CEO of EMG commented, “I am personally shocked and saddened by Aubrey’s untimely passing. Aubrey’s extraordinary talent and leadership in forming and ultimately guiding each business and management team to independence with such success and scale is unprecedented. We will greatly miss his perspective and the unbridled optimism and enthusiasm he brought to everything he did and to everyone with whom he worked. His legacy will live on in the independent management teams he helped create, comprised of beloved employees and partners, as they lead each of these distinct businesses into the future and in the value they will deliver for many years to come. His insatiable, thought inspiring intellectual curiosity to always find the good in everything and make it better, which manifested itself through dozens of philanthropic organizations and efforts, will be greatly missed, particularly in his dearly loved home town of Oklahoma City. While we remain proud of our partnership with him, we are most deeply saddened by the loss of a friend. His family remains in the thoughts and prayers of all of us at EMG and our numerous financial partners.”