Williams Increases Dividend to $0.325 Per Share

  Williams Increases Dividend to $0.325 Per Share

Business Wire

TULSA, Okla. -- November 15, 2012

Williams’ (NYSE: WMB) board of directors has approved a regular dividend of
$0.325 on the company’s common stock, payable Dec. 24, 2012, to holders of
record at the close of business on Dec. 7.

The increase over the previous amount of $0.3125 per share is consistent with
the company’s previously announced plan to increase its dividend more
frequently – with increases every quarter.

Williams’ full-year 2012 shareholder dividend of $1.20 per share is an
increase of approximately 55 percent over the full-year 2011 amount. The
company continues to expect the full-year dividend it pays shareholders in
each 2013 and 2014 to increase by 20 percent – to $1.44 and $1.75 per share,
respectively.

The expected quarterly increases in Williams’ dividend are subject to
quarterly approval of Williams’ board of directors.

Williams has paid a common stock dividend every quarter since 1974.

About Williams (NYSE: WMB)

Williams is one of the leading energy infrastructure companies in North
America. It owns interests in or operates 15,000 miles of interstate gas
pipelines, 1,000 miles of NGL transportation pipelines, and more than 10,000
miles of oil and gas gathering pipelines. The company’s facilities have daily
gas processing capacity of 6.6 billion cubic feet of natural gas and NGL
production of more than 200,000 barrels per day. Williams owns approximately
70 percent of Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE: WPZ), one of the largest
diversified energy master limited partnerships. Williams Partners owns most of
Williams’ interstate gas pipeline and domestic midstream assets.The company’s
headquarters is in Tulsa, Okla. For more information, visit www.williams.com,
where the company routinely posts important information.

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.

Contact:

Williams
Media Contact:
Jeff Pounds, 918-573-3332
or
Investor Contacts:
John Porter, 918-573-0797
or
Sharna Reingold, 918-573-2078
 
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