SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Brower Piven Commences An Investigation Into The Proposed Sale Of Rice Energy Inc. And Encourages Investors To Contact The Firm For Additional Information

STEVENSON, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The securities litigation law firm of Brower Piven, A Professional Corporation, has commenced an investigation into possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of state law by the Board of Directors of Rice Energy Inc. (NYSE: RICE) (“Rice Energy” or the “Company”) relating to the proposed buyout of Rice Energy by EQT Corporation. Under the terms of the agreement, Rice Energy shareholders are anticipated to receive 0.37 shares of EQT common stock and