ONEOK and ONEOK Partners Announce Reorganization

               ONEOK and ONEOK Partners Announce Reorganization

Norton to Lead Commercial Activities; Martinovich to Lead Operations; Reiners
Named Chief Financial Officer; Miers Named Chief Accounting Officer

Natural Gas Distribution Business Realigned According to Commercial and
Operating Functional Roles

PR Newswire

TULSA, Okla., Dec. 20, 2012

TULSA, Okla., Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ONEOK, Inc. (NYSE: OKE) and ONEOK
Partners, L.P. (NYSE: OKS) today announced a reorganization to further enhance
their commercial and operating capabilities. As a result, the following
changes will become effective Jan. 1, 2013:

  oPierce H. Norton II, 52, currently executive vice president and chief
    operating officer, will become executive vice president, commercial,
    responsible for all of the commercial activities in ONEOK and ONEOK
    Partners, continuing to report to Terry K. Spencer, president, ONEOK and
    ONEOK Partners; and
  oRobert F. Martinovich, 55, currently executive vice president, chief
    financial officer and treasurer, will become executive vice president,
    operations, responsible for all of the operating activities in ONEOK and
    ONEOK Partners, also reporting to Spencer.

In addition, several individuals are being moved into new roles to develop
their capabilities as part of the company's overall employee-development
efforts and include:

  oDerek S. Reiners, 41, currently senior vice president and chief accounting
    officer, will become senior vice president, chief financial officer and
    treasurer, reporting to John W. Gibson, chairman and chief executive
    officer of ONEOK and ONEOK Partners; and
  oSheppard (Mike) F. Miers III, 44, currently vice president, controller,
    ONEOK Partners, will become vice president, chief accounting officer,
    ONEOK and ONEOK Partners, continuing to report to Reiners.

NATURAL GAS DISTRIBUTION

Consistent with the overall reorganization of ONEOK and ONEOK Partners,
ONEOK's natural gas distribution business – Oklahoma Natural Gas, Kansas Gas
Service and Texas Gas Service – also will have separate leaders for its
operating and commercial activities, and will realign its functions to support
these activities.

"These changes will allow our three natural gas utilities to deliver service
to our customers more effectively and efficiently; continue to operate our
assets safely, reliably and environmentally responsibly; and utilize common
processes and technologies across all three states to reduce costs and drive
commercial and operational consistency," said Gibson.

"Ultimately, these changes will improve our ability to compete more
effectively by strengthening our competitive advantage," he concluded.

As a result of the natural gas distribution reorganization, Caron A. Lawhorn,
51, currently president of ONEOK Distribution Companies, will become senior
vice president, commercial, natural gas distribution, reporting to Norton; and
Gregory A. Phillips, 49, currently president, Oklahoma Natural Gas, will
become senior vice president, operations, natural gas distribution, reporting
to Martinovich. Phillips and Lawhorn will be located in Tulsa.

The following officers will have commercial responsibilities for all three
natural gas distribution companies, reporting to Lawhorn, and be located in
Tulsa:

  oEric (Rick) A. Grundman, currently vice president, administration,
    Oklahoma Natural Gas, will become vice president, rates and regulatory
    affairs, natural gas distribution;
  oKrystal J. Parker, currently vice president, western region, Texas Gas
    Service, will become vice president, customer service, natural gas
    distribution; and
  oA vice president, natural gas supply, natural gas distribution, will be
    named at a later date.

The following officers will have operating responsibilities for all three
natural gas distribution companies, reporting to Phillips, and be located in
Tulsa:

  oRonald D. Bridgewater, currently vice president, eastern region, Kansas
    Gas Service, will become vice president, asset management and engineering,
    natural gas distribution; and
  oTeryl C. Rose, currently vice president, western region, Kansas Gas
    Service, will become vice president, resource management, natural gas
    distribution.

The following officers will have operating responsibility for each of the
company's natural gas distribution companies and also will report to Phillips:

  oW. Kent Shortridge, currently vice president, eastern region, Oklahoma
    Natural Gas, will become vice president, operations, Oklahoma Natural Gas,
    based in Oklahoma City;
  oDennis J. Okenfuss, currently vice president, administration, Kansas Gas
    Service, will become vice president, operations, Kansas Gas Service, based
    in Overland Park; and
  oKari L. French, currently president, Texas Gas Service, will become vice
    president, operations, Texas Gas Service, based in Austin.

Bradley O. Dixon, currently president, Kansas Gas Service, has elected to
retire May 1, 2013, after almost 34 years with the company.

OTHER CHANGES

Other changes to further develop capabilities as part of the company's
employee-development efforts include:

  oKevin L. Burdick, vice president, chief information officer, will become
    vice president, natural gas gathering and processing, reporting to Curtis
    L. Dinan, senior vice president, natural gas, ONEOK Partners;
  oBrien H. Brown, currently director, corporate applications, will be
    promoted to vice president, chief information officer, succeeding Burdick
    and reporting to Martinovich;
  oAndrew J. Ziola, currently director, investor relations and
    communications, will be promoted to vice president, investor relations and
    communications, continuing to report to Dandridge L. Harrison, senior vice
    president, administrative services and corporate relations; and
  oMichael D. Clark, currently vice president, financial services, will
    become vice president, controller, ONEOK Partners, reporting to Miers.

Curtis L. Dinan, senior vice president, natural gas, ONEOK Partners; Sheridan
C. Swords, senior vice president, natural gas liquids, ONEOK Partners; and
Charles M. Kelly, senior vice president, energy services; will continue to
report to Norton.

In addition to Greg Phillips and Brien Brown, Wesley J. Christensen, senior
vice president, ONEOK Partners operations; and Jeremy D. Wiese, vice
president, environment, safety and health; will report to Martinovich.

Editor's notes:

Biographical information on these individuals and photos are available by
clicking on this link.

ONEOK, Inc. (pronounced ONE-OAK) (NYSE: OKE) is a diversified energy company.
We are the general partner and own 43.4 percent of ONEOK Partners, L.P. (NYSE:
OKS), one of the largest publicly traded master limited partnerships, which is
a leader in the gathering, processing, storage and transportation of natural
gas in the U.S.and owns one of the nation's premier natural gas liquids (NGL)
systems, connecting NGL supply in the Mid-Continent and Rocky Mountain regions
with key market centers. ONEOK is among the largest natural gas distributors
in the United States, serving more than 2 million customers in Oklahoma,
Kansas and Texas. Our energy services operation focuses primarily on
marketing natural gas and related services throughout the U.S. ONEOK is a
FORTUNE 500 company and is included in Standard & Poor's (S&P) 500 Stock
Index.

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www.oneokpartners.com.

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