THE WILLIAMS COMPANIES, INC. (NYSE:WMB) Files An 8-K Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders


THE WILLIAMS COMPANIES, INC. (NYSE:WMB) Files An 8-K Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders


Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security

The 2017 annual meeting of stockholders of The Williams
Companies, Inc. (the Company) was held on May18, 2017. The
matters voted upon at the meeting and the results of such voting
are set forth below.

1. The nominees for election to the Companys Board of Directors
were elected, each for a term expiring at the Companys next
annual meeting, based on the following votes:

Alan S. Armstrong

For: 641,066,970

Against: 16,246,649

Abstain: 744,514

Broker Non-Votes: 79,979,870

Stephen W. Bergstrom

For: 648,105,065

Against: 9,293,209

Abstain: 659,859

Broker Non-Votes: 79,979,870

Stephen I. Chazen

For: 649,167,887

Against: 8,228,479

Abstain: 661,768

Broker Non-Votes: 79,979,870

Charles I. Cogut

For: 650,362,016

Against: 7,052,276

Abstain: 643,841

Broker Non-Votes: 79,979,870

Kathleen B. Cooper

For: 649,559,182

Against: 7,950,991

Abstain: 547,960

Broker Non-Votes: 79,979,870

Michael A. Creel

For: 651,511,916

Against: 5,881,867

Abstain: 664,350

Broker Non-Votes: 79,979,870

Peter A. Ragauss

For: 650,587,103

Against: 6,819,625

Abstain: 651,405

Broker Non-Votes: 79,979,870

Scott D. Sheffield

For: 648,958,026

Against: 8,436,810

Abstain: 663,297

Broker Non-Votes: 79,979,870

Murray D. Smith

For: 649,302,968

Against: 8,171,799

Abstain: 583,180

Broker Non-Votes: 79,979,870

William H. Spence

For: 650,256,701

Against: 7,132,407

Abstain: 669,026

Broker Non-Votes: 79,979,870

Janice D. Stoney

For: 641,880,539

Against: 15,588,681

Abstain: 588,914

Broker Non-Votes: 79,979,870

2. The proposal to ratify the appointment of Ernst Young LLP as
the Companys independent auditors for 2017 was approved based on
the following votes:

For: 728,093,038

Against: 9,093,344

Abstain: 851,169

Broker Non-Votes: 0

3. The proposal relating to the advisory vote on executive
compensation was approved based on the following votes:

For: 637,330,782

Against: 19,218,999

Abstain: 1,508,353

Broker Non-Votes: 79,979,870

4. The proposal relating to the advisory vote on the frequency of
say-on-pay on executive compensation was approved on an annual
basis, based on the following votes:

Every Year: 582,342,579

Every Two Years: 14,593,843

Every Three Years: 59,176,391

Abstain: 1,945,320

Broker Non-Votes: 79,979,870

The Company intends to hold an advisory vote on executive
compensation on an annual basis.

Item8.01. Other Events.

On May19, 2017, the Company issued a press release announcing
that Stephen W. Bergstrom has been elected Chairman of the Board,
effective immediately. A copy of this press release is furnished
and attached as Exhibit 99.1 hereto and is incorporated herein by

Item9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.





99.1 Press release dated May 19, 2017


The Williams Companies, Inc. is an energy infrastructure company. The Company is focused on connecting North America’s hydrocarbon resource plays to markets for natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGL), and olefins. As of December 31, 2016, its interstate gas pipelines, midstream and olefins production interests were held through its investment in Williams Partners L.P. (WPZ). The Company’s segments include Williams Partners, Williams NGL & Petchem Services and Other. The Williams Partners segment includes its consolidated master limited partnership, WPZ. The gas pipeline business includes interstate natural gas pipelines and pipeline joint project investments. The midstream business provides natural gas gathering, treating, processing and compression services. The Williams NGL & Petchem Services segment includes its Texas Belle pipeline and certain other domestic olefins pipeline assets. Other segment includes its corporate operations and Canadian construction services company.

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