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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):||February 7, 2012|
The Williams Companies, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
|of incorporation)||File Number)||Identification No.)|
|One Williams Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma||74172|
(Address of principal executive offices)
|Registrants telephone number, including area code:||918-573-2000|
Former name or former address, if changed since last report
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
[ ] Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
[ ] Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
[ ] Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
[ ] Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))
Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
On February 13, 2012, The Williams Companies, Inc. ("Williams") announced that Phillip D. Wright plans to retire on April 1, 2012. Mr. Wright is Williams' Senior Vice President - Corporate Development.
Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.
A copy of Williams' press release publicly announcing the retirement of Mr. Wright is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated by reference herein.
The information in this Item 7.01, including Exhibit 99.1, 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 it be deemed to be incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Exhibit 99.1 - Copy of Williams' press release dated February 13, 2012 announcing the retirement of Phillip D. Wright.
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.|
|February 13, 2012||By:||
William H. Gault
|Name: William H. Gault|
|Title: Assistant Corporate Secretary|
|Copy of Williams' press release dated February 13, 2012 announcing the retirement of Phillip D. Wright.|