Williams Extends Deadline for Nominating Candidates to Stand for Election to Board of Directors

TULSA, Okla.--()--The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE: WMB) (“Williams”) today announced that its Board of Directors has extended to the close of business on Aug. 25, 2016, the deadline for stockholders to nominate candidates to stand for election to the Company’s Board of Directors at the Company’s 2016 Annual Meeting.

Williams is seeking additional highly qualified director candidates and is committed to maintaining a world-class Board comprised of directors with a broad range of skills and experience. As such, the Board determined to extend the nomination deadline to Aug. 25, 2016 in order to allow stockholders additional time to suggest director nominees. The Aug. 25, 2016 deadline is also consistent with Williams’ past practice of setting the nomination deadline 90 days prior to the Annual Meeting. As previously announced, the 2016 Annual Meeting is scheduled for Nov. 23, 2016.

About Williams

Williams (NYSE: WMB) is a premier provider of large-scale infrastructure connecting North American natural gas and natural gas products to growing demand for cleaner fuel and feedstocks. Headquartered in Tulsa, Okla., Williams owns approximately 60 percent of Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE: WPZ), including all of the 2 percent general-partner interest. 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 and also in Canada, 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

Portions of this document may constitute “forward-looking statements” as defined by federal law. Although the company believes any such statements are based on reasonable assumptions, there is no assurance that actual outcomes will not be materially different. Any such statements are made in reliance on the “safe harbor” protections provided under the Private Securities Reform Act of 1995. Additional information about issues that could lead to material changes in performance is contained in the company’s annual reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


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