TULSA, Okla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Williams’ (NYSE: WMB) board of directors has approved a regular dividend
of $0.38 per share, or $1.52 annualized, on the company’s common stock,
payable on March 25, 2019, to holders of record at the close of business
on March 8, 2019.
The new amount is an 11.8 percent increase from Williams’ first-quarter
2018 quarterly dividend of $0.34 per share, paid in March 2018.
Williams has paid a common stock dividend every quarter since 1974.
Williams (NYSE: WMB) is a premier provider of large-scale infrastructure
connecting U.S. natural gas and natural gas products to growing demand
for cleaner fuel and feedstocks. Headquartered in Tulsa, Okla., 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 owns and operates
more than 33,000 miles of pipelines system wide – including Transco, the
nation’s largest volume and fastest growing pipeline – providing natural
gas for clean-power generation, heating and industrial use. Williams’
operations handle approximately 30 percent of U.S. natural gas. www.williams.com
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