TULSA, Okla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Williams’ (NYSE: WMB) board of directors has approved a regular dividend of $0.41 per share, or $1.64 annualized, on the company’s common stock, payable on Dec. 27, 2021, to holders of record at the close of business on Dec. 10, 2021.
The dividend is consistent with the third-quarter 2021 dividend and is a 2.5% increase from Williams’ fourth-quarter 2020 quarterly dividend of $0.40 per share, paid in December 2020.
Some portion of this distribution may be considered a return of capital for tax purposes. Additional information regarding return of capital distributions is available at Williams’ investor relations website.
Williams has paid a common stock dividend every quarter since 1974.
Williams (NYSE: WMB) is committed to being the leader in providing infrastructure that safely delivers natural gas products to reliably fuel the clean energy economy. Headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Williams is an industry-leading, investment grade C-Corp with operations across the natural gas value chain including gathering, processing, interstate transportation and storage of natural gas and natural gas liquids. With major positions in top U.S. supply basins, Williams connects the best supplies with the growing demand for clean energy. Williams owns and operates more than 30,000 miles of pipelines system wide – including Transco, the nation’s largest volume and fastest growing pipeline – and handles approximately 30 percent of the natural gas in the United States that is used every day for clean-power generation, heating and industrial use. www.williams.com
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