UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

SCHEDULE 14A

Proxy Statement Pursuant to Section 14(a) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

 

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The Williams Companies, Inc.

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Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the

The Williams Companies, Inc. Stockholder Meeting to be Held on April 27, 2021

Under Securities and Exchange Commission rules, you are receiving this notice that the proxy materials for the annual meeting of stockholders are available on the Internet. Follow the instructions below to view the materials and vote online or request a copy. The items to be voted on and the location of the annual meeting are on the reverse side. Your vote is important!

This communication is not a form for voting and presents only an overview of the more complete proxy materials which contain important information and are available to you on the Internet. We encourage you to access and review all of the important information contained in the proxy materials before voting. The Proxy Statement and Annual Report are available at:

 

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Easy Online Access — A Convenient Way to View Proxy Materials and Vote

 

When you go online to view materials, you can also vote your shares.

Step 1: Go to www.envisionreports.com/WMB to view the materials.

Step 2: Click on Cast Your Vote or Request Materials.

Step 3: Follow the instructions on the screen to log in.

Step 4: Make your selection as instructed on each screen to select delivery preferences and vote.

When you go online, you can also help the environment by consenting to receive electronic delivery of future materials.

 

 

 

LOGO    Obtaining a Copy of the Proxy Materials – If you want to receive a paper copy or an email with a link to these documents, you must request one or you will not otherwise receive a paper copy or email with a link. There is no charge to you for requesting a copy. Please make your request for a copy as instructed on the reverse side on or before April 16th to facilitate timely delivery.

 

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The Williams Companies, Inc.’s Annual Meeting of Stockholders will be conducted virtually via live, audio webcast at www.meetingcenter.io/274167323 on April 27, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. CDT. There will be no in-person meeting.

Proposals to be voted on at the meeting are listed below along with the Board of Directors’ recommendations.

The Board of Directors recommends a vote FOR all nominees and FOR Proposals 2 and 3:

 

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Election of Directors.

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Approval, by nonbinding advisory vote, of the Company’s executive compensation.

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Ratification of Ernst & Young LLP as independent auditors for 2021.

PLEASE NOTE – YOU CANNOT VOTE BY RETURNING THIS NOTICE. To vote your shares you must vote online or request a paper copy of the proxy materials to receive a proxy card. If you wish to attend and vote at the annual meeting of stockholders, go to www.meetingcenter.io/274167323, select “I have a control number”, enter the control number and meeting password WMB2021, and click on the “Cast Your Vote” link.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Here’s how to order a copy of the proxy materials and select a future delivery preference:

 

Paper copies: Current and future paper delivery requests can be submitted via the telephone, Internet or email options below.

 

Email copies: Current and future email delivery requests must be submitted via the Internet following the instructions below. If you request an email copy of current materials you will receive an email with a link to the materials.

 

PLEASE NOTE: You must use the number in the shaded bar on the reverse side when requesting a set of proxy materials.

  

 

gInternet – Go to www.envisionreports.com/WMB. Click Cast Your Vote or Request Materials. Follow the instructions to log in and order a copy of the current meeting materials and submit your preference for email or paper delivery of future meeting materials.

 

gTelephone – Call us free of charge at 1-866-641-4276 and follow the instructions to log in and order a paper copy of the materials by mail for the current meeting. You can also submit a preference to receive a paper copy for future meetings.

 

gEmail – Send email to investorvote@computershare.com with “Proxy Materials The Williams Companies, Inc.” in the subject line. Include in the message your full name and address, plus the number located in the shaded bar on the reverse, and state in the email that you want a paper copy of current meeting materials. You can also state your preference to receive a paper copy for future meetings.

 

    To facilitate timely delivery, all requests for a paper copy of the proxy materials must be received by April 16, 2021.

  

 

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