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): September 8, 2021 (September 3, 2021)
The Williams Companies, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
One Williams Center
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (918) 573-2000
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
Name of each exchange
on which registered
|Common Stock, $1.00 par value||WMB||New York Stock Exchange|
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Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.
On September 3, 2021, the Board of Directors of The Williams Companies, Inc. (the “Company”) authorized a new share repurchase program with a maximum dollar limit of $1.5 billion. Repurchases may be made from time to time in the open market, by block purchases, in privately negotiated transactions or in such other manner as determined by the Company’s management. The Company’s management will also determine the timing and amount of any repurchases based on market conditions and other factors. The share repurchase program does not obligate the Company to acquire any particular amount of common stock, and it may be suspended or discontinued at any time.
On September 8, 2021, the Company furnished a press release regarding the share repurchase program. The press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated in this Item 7.01 by reference.
In accordance with General Instruction B.2 of Form 8-K, the information furnished under this Item 7.01 on this Current Report on Form 8-K and the exhibit attached hereto are deemed to be “furnished” and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall such information be deemed incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended or the Exchange Act.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
|99.1||Press Release dated September 8, 2021.|
|104||Cover Page Interactive Data File. The cover page XBRL tags are embedded within the inline XBRL document (contained in Exhibit 101).|
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.|
|Dated: September 8, 2021||By:|
/s/ Robert E. Riley, Jr.
|Robert E. Riley, Jr.|