Williams Prices Public Offering of Common Stock

TULSA, Okla.--()--Williams (NYSE: WMB) today announced that it priced a public offering of 26,000,000 shares of its common stock at $30.59 per share. The offering is expected to close on April 4, 2012.

Williams also granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 3,900,000 shares of common stock.

Williams intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to purchase additional Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE:WPZ) common units in connection with the financing of the acquisition by Williams Partners L.P. of Caiman Eastern Midstream, LLC that was previously announced on March 19, 2012.

Barclays, Citigroup, UBS Investment Bank, Deutsche Bank Securities and J.P. Morgan are acting as joint book-running managers.

This news release is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy any of these securities and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale is unlawful. A copy of the preliminary prospectus supplement and related base prospectus may be obtained on the SEC website at www.sec.gov or from any of the underwriters, including:

Barclays
c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions
1155 Long Island Avenue
Edgewood, NY 11717
Phone: 888-603-5847
Email: Barclaysprospectus@broadridge.com

Citigroup
Attention: Prospectus Delivery Department
Brooklyn Army Terminal
140 58th Street, 8th floor
Brooklyn, NY 11220
Phone: 800-831-9146
Email: batprospectusdept@citi.com

UBS Investment Bank
Attention: Prospectus Department
299 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10171
Phone: 888-827-7275

Deutsche Bank Securities
Attention: Prospectus Department
Harborside Financial Center
100 Plaza One
Jersey City, New Jersey 07311
Phone: 800-503-4611
Email: prospectus.cpdg@db.com

J.P. Morgan
c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions
1155 Long Island Avenue
Edgewood, NY 11717
Phone: 866-803-9204

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 partnership's annual reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Contacts

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

Release Summary

Williams (NYSE: WMB) today announced that it priced a public offering of 26,000,000 shares of its common stock at $30.59 per share. The offering is expected to close on April 4, 2012.

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Contacts

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