Williams Prices $1.75 Billion of Senior Notes

BY Business Wire | CORPORATE | 08/03/22 05:37 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Williams announced today that it has priced a public offering of $1.00 billion of its 4.650% Senior Notes due 2032 at a price of 99.635 percent of par and $750 million of its 5.300% Senior Notes due 2052 at a price of 99.954 percent of par. The expected settlement date for the offering is August 8, 2022, subject to customary closing conditions.

Williams intends to use the net proceeds of the offering for general corporate purposes, which may include the repayment of our outstanding commercial paper notes and near-term debt maturities.

BofA Securities, Inc., Citigroup Global Markets Inc., PNC Capital Markets LLC, and Scotia Capital (USA) Inc. are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering.

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.

An automatic shelf registration statement relating to the notes was previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the ?SEC?) and became effective upon filing. Before you invest, you should read the prospectus in the registration statement and other documents Williams has filed with the SEC for more complete information about Williams and the offering. A copy of the prospectus supplement and prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained on the SEC website at www.sec.gov or from any of the underwriters by contacting:

BofA Securities, Inc.
200 North College Street
NC1-004-03-43
Charlotte NC 28255-0001
Attn: Prospectus Department
Toll-free: 1-800-294-1322
E-mail: dg.prospectus_requests@bofa.com

Citigroup Global Markets Inc.
c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions
1155 Long Island Avenue
Edgewood, New York 11717
Telephone: 1 (800) 831-9146
Email at prospectus@citi.com

PNC Capital Markets LLC
300 Fifth Ave, 10th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Telephone: 1-855-881-0697
Email: pnccmprospectus@pnc.com

Scotia Capital (USA) Inc.
250 Vesey Street
New York, NY 10281
Telephone: 1-800-372-3930

About Williams

As the world demands reliable, low-cost, low-carbon energy, Williams will be there with the best transport, storage and delivery solutions 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, storage, wholesale marketing and trading 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.

Portions of this document may constitute ?forward-looking statements? as defined by federal law. Although Williams 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 Williams? annual and quarterly reports filed with the SEC.

Source: Williams

In general the bond market is volatile, and fixed income securities carry interest rate risk. (As interest rates rise, bond prices usually fall, and vice versa. This effect is usually more pronounced for longer-term securities.) Fixed income securities also carry inflation risk and credit and default risks for both issuers and counterparties. Unlike individual bonds, most bond funds do not have a maturity date, so avoiding losses caused by price volatility by holding them until maturity is not possible.

Lower-quality debt securities generally offer higher yields, but also involve greater risk of default or price changes due to potential changes in the credit quality of the issuer. Any fixed income security sold or redeemed prior to maturity may be subject to loss.

Before investing, consider the funds' investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses. Contact Fidelity for a prospectus or, if available, a summary prospectus containing this information. Read it carefully.

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