Williams Increases 2nd-Quarter Dividend to $0.3525 per Share; Reaffirms
2013-2015 Guidance for 20% Annual Dividend Growth
TULSA, Okla. -- May 16, 2013
Williams' (NYSE: WMB) board of directors has approved a regular dividend of
$0.3525 on the company's common stock, payable June 24, 2013, to holders of
record at the close of business on June 7.
The second-quarter 2013 dividend is 17.5 percent higher than the year-ago
amount and 4 percent higher than the most recent quarterly dividend.
The company continues to expect to increase the full-year dividend it pays
shareholders by 20 percent in each 2013, 2014 and 2015 – to per-share amounts
of $1.44, $1.75 and $2.11, respectively. Williams’ full-year dividend for 2012
was $1.20 per share.
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
68 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.
Tom Droege, 918-573-4034
John Porter, 918-573-0797
Sharna Reingold, 918-573-2078
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