SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15 (d)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): June 1, 2018
THE WILLIAMS COMPANIES, INC.
(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of
Incorporation or Organization)
|One Williams Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma||74172|
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants Telephone Number, Including Area Code: (918) 573-2000
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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|Item 5.02||Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.|
On June 1, 2018, the Board of Directors (the Board) of The Williams Companies, Inc. (the Company) appointed Nancy K. Buese to the Board, effective June 4, 2018. Ms. Buese will serve on the Compensation and Management Development and the Environmental, Health and Safety Committees of the Board.
In connection with Ms. Bueses appointment as a non-employee director, Ms. Buese will receive the standard annual benefits paid to each non-employee director including: (i) $110,000 annual cash retainer; and (ii) $165,000 annual equity retainer in the form of restricted stock units issued pursuant to The Williams Companies, Inc. Amended and Restated 2007 Incentive Plan. The annual cash retainer is paid through quarterly cash payments. The annual equity retainer is deferred and will not be distributed until the directors retirement from the Board.
There are no arrangements or understandings between Ms. Buese and any other person in connection with her appointment as a director of the Company. Ms. Buese is not related to any officer or director of the Company, and there are no transactions or relationships between Ms. Buese and the Company and its subsidiaries that are reportable under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.
The Company issued a press release, dated June 4, 2018, announcing the appointment of Ms. Buese to the Board, which press release is attached to this report as Exhibit 99.1.
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|THE WILLIAMS COMPANIES, INC.|
|By:||/s/ Tyler P. Evans|
|Tyler P. Evans|
DATED: June 5, 2018