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Baker Botts Represents the Conflicts Committee of Williams Partners L.P. in the $10.5 Billion Acquisition by The Williams Companies, Inc. of Williams Partners L.P.

Deal Description: On May 17, 2018, The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE: WMB) and Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE: WPZ) announced an agreement under which Williams will acquire all of the outstanding public common units of its master limited partnership, Williams Partners. The transaction, valued at $10.5 billion, is structured as an all stock-for-unit transaction, with Williams Partners public unitholders receiving 1.494 Williams common shares for each Williams Partners common unit (or 1.513 Williams common shares for each Williams Partners common unit if the closing does not occur before the record date for Williams’ dividend to be paid in the third quarter of 2018). Following consummation of the merger, Williams Partners will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Williams.

Baker Botts represented the Conflicts Committee of Williams Partners L.P.

Baker Botts Lawyers/Office Involved:

Corporate: Joshua Davidson (Partner, Houston); Travis Wofford (Partner, Houston); Jennifer Wu (Associate, Austin); Hayley Hervieux (Associate, Houston); Ty’Meka Reeves-Sobers (Associate, Austin)

Tax: Michael Bresson (Partner, Houston); Chuck Campbell (Special Counsel, Houston)

Regulatory: Gregory Wagner (Partner, Washington D.C.)

For more information, please see Williams’ news release here.

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