DEFA14A 1 d267503ddefa14a.htm DEFA14A DEFA14A





Washington, D.C. 20549




Proxy Statement Pursuant to Section 14(a) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934



Filed by the Registrant  ☒                            Filed by a Party other than the Registrant  ☐

Check the appropriate box:


  Preliminary Proxy Statement
  Confidential, for Use of the Commission Only (as permitted by Rule 14a-6(e)(2))
  Definitive Proxy Statement
  Definitive Additional Materials
  Soliciting Material under §240.14a-12

The Williams Companies, Inc.

(Name of Registrant as Specified In Its Charter)


(Name of Person(s) Filing Proxy Statement, if other than the Registrant)

Payment of Filing Fee (Check the appropriate box):

  No fee required.
  Fee paid previously with preliminary materials
  Fee computed on table in exhibit required by Item 25(b) per Exchange Act Rules 14a-6(i)(1) and 0-11










Go to or scan the QR code – login details are located in the shaded bar below.


Participants in the Williams Investment Plus Plan must submit their vote by April 22, 2022 at 1:00 a.m. Central Daylight Time.



Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the

The Williams Companies, Inc. Stockholder Meeting to be Held on April 26, 2022

Under Securities and Exchange Commission rules, you are receiving this notice that the proxy materials for the annual stockholders’ meeting 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 location of the annual meeting are on the reverse side. Your vote is important!

This communication presents only an overview of the more complete proxy materials that 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 2022 proxy statement and our 2021 Annual Report, which includes a copy of our annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021, are available at:








Easy Online Access – View your proxy materials and vote.


Step 1:     Go to

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 selections as instructed on each screen for your delivery preferences.

Step 5:     Vote your shares.

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 copy of the proxy materials, you must request one. There is no charge to you for requesting a copy. Please make your request as instructed on the reverse side on or before April 15, 2022 to facilitate timely delivery.








The 2022 Annual Meeting of Stockholders of The Williams Companies, Inc. will be held on April 26, 2022 at 2:00pm CDT, conducted online live via audio webcast at To access the virtual meeting, you must have the information that is printed in the shaded bar located on the reverse side of this form.

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

The Board of Directors recommend a vote “FOR” the election of each of the nominees listed below.


Elect 12 director nominees for a one-year term.

01 - Alan S. Armstrong

02 - Stephen W. Bergstrom

03 - Nancy K. Buese

04 - Michael A. Creel

05 - Stacey H. Doré

06 - Richard E. Muncrief

07 - Peter A. Ragauss

08 - Rose M. Robeson

09 - Scott D. Sheffield

10 - Murray D. Smith

11 - William H. Spence

12 - Jesse J. Tyson

The Board of Directors recommends a vote “FOR” proposals 2 and 3.


Ratify the selection of Ernst & Young LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2022.


Approve, on an advisory basis, the compensation of our named executive officers.

PLEASE NOTE – YOU CANNOT VOTE BY RETURNING THIS NOTICE. To vote your shares you must go online or request a paper copy of the proxy materials to receive a proxy card.







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


Current and future delivery requests can be submitted using the options below.


If you request an email copy, you will receive an email with a link to the current meeting materials.


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



–   Internet – Go to Click Cast Your Vote or Request Materials.


–   Phone – Call us free of charge at 1-866-641-4276.


–   Email – Send an email to with “Proxy Materials The Williams Companies, Inc.” in the subject line. Include your full name and address, plus the number located in the shaded bar on the reverse side, and state that you want a paper copy of the meeting materials.


    To facilitate timely delivery, all requests for a paper copy of proxy materials must be received by April 15, 2022.