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October 2, 2017

Board of Directors (the "Board")
EQT Corporation
625 Liberty Avenue, Suite 1700
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222

Ladies & Gentlemen,

As you know, JANA Partners LLC ("we" or "us") believes that EQT Corporation ("EQT" or the "Company") shareholders should vote against the overpriced and dilutive acquisition of Rice Energy ("Rice") and that EQT should immediately commit to a separation through a spinoff of its midstream business. As set forth in Exhibit A, EQT has published a map of the combined EQT/Rice land holdings that appear to show vast tracts of contiguous acreage which can be efficiently drilled by the combined company, and thus would produce the 1,200 wells with 12,000 foot laterals in Washington and Greene counties that are the linchpin of EQT's rationale for the transaction. Exhibit B, however, shows that EQT's map is blatantly deceptive. With the help of a leading petroleum engineering firm with extensive experience in the Appalachian basin and experienced industry operators, and using publicly available information, we have magnified EQT's map and it is obvious that many of the tracts which appear contiguous never actually touch. This means that for EQT to fulfill its promises with respect to longer drilling laterals, three things would need to be true:

In short, an accurate analysis of the undeveloped combined EQT and Rice acreage cannot support anything close to the 1,200 well locations that EQT management says can be drilled to 12,000 foot lateral lengths. There simply is not the real estate to support management's claims.

We are presenting our latest findings in detail because we think every Board member should see for themselves the distance between the transaction they have attempted to sell to shareholders and reality, and ask themselves whether they think they have complied with their fiduciary duty in evaluating this proposed acquisition and presenting it to shareholders. We also believe that the Board's insistence on putting the Rice transaction to a shareholder vote before announcing how it intends to address the Company's persistent sum of the parts discount, in fact even before it begins consideration of this issue, is completely inexcusable. The Board is in effect asking shareholders to overlook EQT's history of value-destroying acquisitions and foot-dragging on addressing its undervaluation and trust that the Board will make the right decision for shareholders after winning approval to acquire Rice. If it was not clear before, we think it is crystal clear now that the Board has not earned that trust.

The case for opposing the Rice acquisition, demanding immediate action to address EQT's persistent sum of the parts discount, and evaluating significant Board change at EQT is stronger than ever. Should you wish to discuss this matter further, we can be reached at (212) 455-0900.



Barry Rosenstein
Managing Partner
JANA Partners LLC



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Additional Information

        JANA Partners LLC ("JANA") intends to file with the SEC a definitive proxy statement and an accompanying proxy card to be used to solicit proxies in connection with the upcoming special meeting of shareholders of EQT Corporation (the "Company"), including any adjournments or postponements thereof or any other meeting that may be called in lieu thereof (the "Special Meeting"). Information relating to the participant in such proxy solicitation has been included in a preliminary proxy statement filed by JANA with the SEC on September 11, 2017 and in any amendments to that preliminary proxy statement. Shareholders are advised to read the definitive proxy statement and any other documents related to the solicitation of shareholders of the Company in connection with the Special Meeting when they become available because they will contain important information, including additional information relating to JANA. These materials and other materials filed by JANA in connection with the solicitation of proxies will be available at no charge at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. The definitive proxy statement (when available) and other relevant documents filed by JANA with the SEC will also be available, without charge, on request from JANA's proxy solicitor, Okapi Partners LLC, at (855) 208-8902 or via email at info@okapipartners.com.


Exhibit A
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