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Williams Increases Quarterly Dividend to $0.58 per Share

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Williams (NYSE:WMB) board of directors has approved a regular dividend of $0.58 on the company’s common stock, payable March 30 to holders of record at the close of business March 13.

The new amount is an increase of $0.18, or 44 percent, from the first-quarter 2014 dividend and an increase of $0.01, or 1.75 percent, from the previous quarter.

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

Williams (NYSE:WMB) is a premier provider of large-scale infrastructure to connect North American natural gas and natural gas products to growing demand for cleaner fuel and feedstocks. Headquartered in Tulsa, Okla., Williams owns the general partner of and controlling interest in Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE:WPZ) , an industry-leading master limited partnership with operations across the natural gas value chain from transportation and processing to petchem production of ethylene, propylene and other olefins. With positions across top U.S. supply basins and also in Canada, Williams Partners owns and operates more than 33,000 miles of pipelines system wide – including the nation’s largest volume and fastest growing pipeline – moving approximately 20 percent of U.S. natural gas for clean-power generation, home heating and industrial use. In addition to gathering, processing, transportation and storage of natural gas and natural gas liquids, Williams Partners is positioned to connect abundant domestic supplies with international markets.

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.

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