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Williams Companies, Inc. – ‘8-K’ for 8/3/22

On:  Monday, 8/8/22, at 9:12am ET   ·   For:  8/3/22   ·   Accession #:  1193125-22-214295   ·   File #:  1-04174

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 8/08/22  Williams Companies, Inc.          8-K:7,8,9   8/03/22   14:653K                                   Donnelley … Solutions/FA

Current Report   —   Form 8-K

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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM  i 8-K

 

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d)

of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): August 8, 2022 ( i August 3, 2022)

 

 

The Williams Companies, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

 i Delaware    i 1-4174    i 73-0569878

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

 

 i One Williams Center  
 i Tulsa,  i Oklahoma    i 74172-0172
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:  i (918)  i 573-2000

NOT APPLICABLE

(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:

 

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Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

   i 

Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

 

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Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

 

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Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class

 

Trading

Symbol(s)

 

Name of each exchange

on which registered

 i Common Stock, $1.00 par value    i WMB    i New York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company   i 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  ☐

 

 

 


Item 7.01.

Regulation FD Disclosure.

On August 3, 2022, The Williams Companies, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing that it had priced the Offering (as defined below). A copy of the press release is furnished and attached as Exhibit 99.1 hereto and is incorporated herein 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 Exhibit 99.1 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 (the “Securities Act”) or the Exchange Act.

 

Item 8.01.

Other Events.

On August 3, 2022, the Company entered into an underwriting agreement (the Underwriting Agreement) with BofA Securities, Inc., Citigroup Global Markets Inc., PNC Capital Markets LLC, and Scotia Capital (USA) Inc., as representatives of the underwriters named in Schedule 1 thereto, with respect to the offering and sale in an underwritten public offering (the “Offering”) of $1.00 billion aggregate principal amount of its 4.650% Senior Notes due 2032 (the “2032 Notes”) and $750 million aggregate principal amount of its 5.300% Senior Notes due 2052 (the “2052 Notes” and, together with the 2032 Notes, the “Notes”). The Underwriting Agreement is filed as Exhibit 1.1 to this report.

The Offering has been registered under the Securities Act, pursuant to a registration statement on Form S-3 (Registration No. 333-253451) of the Company (the “Registration Statement”), and the prospectus supplement dated August 3, 2022 and filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to Rule 424(b) of the Securities Act on August 5, 2022. The Offering is expected to close on August 8, 2022. The legal opinion of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP related to the Offering pursuant to the Registration Statement is filed as Exhibit 5.1 to this report.

The Notes will be issued pursuant to an Indenture, dated as of December 18, 2012, between the Company and The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A. as trustee (the “Trustee”), as supplemented by the Sixth Supplemental Indenture (the “Supplemental Indenture), to be dated as of August 8, 2022, between the Company and the Trustee. Each of the 2032 Notes and the 2052 Notes will be represented by a global security, the applicable form of which is included as an exhibit to the Supplemental Indenture. The form of Supplemental Indenture and the forms of the 2032 Notes and the 2052 Notes are filed as Exhibits to this Current Report on Form 8-K and are incorporated herein by reference.

 

Item 9.01.

Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d)    Exhibits.

 

Exhibit
Number

  

Description

  1.1    Underwriting Agreement, dated August 3, 2022, by and among The Williams Companies, Inc. and BofA Securities, Inc., Citigroup Global Markets Inc., PNC Capital Markets LLC, and Scotia Capital (USA) Inc., as representatives of the underwriters named in Schedule 1 thereto.
  4.1    Form of Sixth Supplemental Indenture, to be dated August 8, 2022, between The Williams Companies, Inc. and The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as trustee.
  4.2    Form of 4.650% Senior Notes due 2032 (included in Exhibit 4.1).
  4.3    Form of 5.300% Senior Notes due 2052 (included in Exhibit 4.1).
  5.1    Opinion of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP relating to the Offering.
23.1    Consent of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP (included in Exhibit 5.1).
99.1    Press Release dated August 3, 2022.
104    Cover Page Interactive Data File. The cover page XBRL tags are embedded within the inline XBRL document (contained in Exhibit 101).


SIGNATURES

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: August 8, 2022     By:  

/s/ Robert E. Riley, Jr.

      Robert E. Riley, Jr.
      Corporate Secretary

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