Williams (NYSE: WMB) board of directors has approved a regular dividend of $0.38 per share, or $1.52 annualized, on the companys common stock, payable on March 25, 2019, to holders of record at the close of business on March 8, 2019.
The new amount is an 11.8 percent increase from Williams first-quarter 2018 quarterly dividend of $0.34 per share, paid in March 2018.
Williams has paid a common stock dividend every quarter since 1974.
Williams (NYSE: WMB) is a premier provider of large-scale infrastructure connecting U.S. natural gas and natural gas products to growing demand for cleaner fuel and feedstocks. Headquartered in Tulsa, Okla., Williams is an industry-leading, investment grade C-Corp with operations across the natural gas value chain including gathering, processing, interstate transportation and storage of natural gas and natural gas liquids. With major positions in top U.S. supply basins, Williams owns and operates more than 33,000 miles of pipelines system wide “ including Transco, the nations largest volume and fastest growing pipeline “ providing natural gas for clean-power generation, heating and industrial use. Williams operations handle approximately 30 percent of U.S. natural gas. www.williams.com
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