Williams Appoints Frank J. Ferazzi as Senior Vice President of Atlantic-Gulf Operating Area

TULSA, Okla.--()--The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE: WMB) (“Williams”) today announced that Frank J. Ferazzi has been named senior vice president over the company’s Atlantic-Gulf operating area, succeeding Rory Miller, who has announced his retirement.

“I am pleased to announce this well-earned promotion for Frank”

Ferazzi has served as vice president and general manager, Eastern Interstates (including oversight of Williams Partners’ Transco pipeline system) in the Atlantic-Gulf operating area since 2012. He has a combined 36 years of service with Williams and Transco where he has held various commercial and customer service leadership roles in the company’s gas pipeline business throughout his career.

“I am pleased to announce this well-earned promotion for Frank,” said Micheal Dunn, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Williams. “Frank has demonstrated outstanding success in serving our customers, leading commercial operations and growing our pipeline business throughout his career at Williams. Our company, our customers and our Atlantic-Gulf area employees will all benefit from this expanded leadership role for Frank.”

Dunn also praised outgoing senior vice president Rory Miller for his work with the operating area and expressed appreciation that Miller will work alongside Ferazzi through July to ensure a smooth transition.

“Transco is the nation’s largest-volume and fastest-growing interstate natural gas pipeline system, and both Rory and Frank deserve credit for their guidance in helping the system expand so rapidly during Rory’s leadership tenure over the Atlantic-Gulf operating area,” Dunn said. “We wish Rory all the best in his retirement and certainly appreciate his many contributions to our organization.”

Ferazzi stated, “It is an honor to be asked to lead our outstanding Atlantic-Gulf operating area team. With our great people and unique assets we are well positioned to continue to deliver exceptional service for our customers and strong results for our business.”

About Frank Ferazzi

Prior to his leadership role over the Atlantic-Gulf’s Eastern Interstates franchise, Ferazzi served for seventeen years as vice president over commercial operations for Williams’ pipeline business. He has also held leadership positions over Transco regulatory, customer rates and customer service groups.

Ferazzi earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Central Michigan University.

About Williams & Williams Partners

Williams (NYSE: WMB) is a premier provider of large-scale infrastructure connecting U.S. natural gas and natural gas products to growing demand for cleaner fuel and feedstocks. Headquartered in Tulsa, Okla., Williams owns approximately 74 percent of Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE: WPZ). Williams Partners is an industry-leading, large-cap master limited partnership with operations across the natural gas value chain from gathering, processing and interstate transportation of natural gas and natural gas liquids to petchem production of ethylene, propylene and other olefins. With major positions in top U.S. supply basins, Williams Partners owns and operates more than 33,000 miles of pipelines system wide – including the nation’s largest volume and fastest growing pipeline – providing natural gas for clean-power generation, heating and industrial use. Williams Partners’ operations touch approximately 30 percent of U.S. natural gas. www.williams.com

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