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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Kathleen Cooper

71 2016 Chairman of the Board

Alan Armstrong

53 2011 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Donald Chappel

64 2003 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Robyn Ewing

60 2008 Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer

Walter Bennett

46 2015 Senior Vice President- West

Francis Billings

53 2014 Senior Vice President - Corporate Strategic Development

John Dearborn

58 2013 Senior Vice President - NGL & Petchem Services

Rory Miller

55 2013 Senior Vice President, Atlantic & Gulf

Fred Pace

54 2013 Senior Vice President - Engineering and Construction

Brian Perilloux

54 2013 Senior Vice President - Operational Excellence

Robert Purgason

59 2015 Senior Vice President- Central

James Scheel

51 2014 Senior Vice President, Northeast G&P

John Seldenrust

51 2016 Senior Vice President - Engineering & Construction

Ted Timmermans

59 2010 Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, Controller

Stephen Bergstrom

58 2016 Independent Director

Joseph Cleveland

71 2008 Independent Director

John Hagg

68 2012 Independent Director

Juanita Hinshaw

71 2004 Independent Director

Scott Sheffield

63 2016 Independent Director

Murray Smith

66 2012 Independent Director

William Spence

59 2016 Independent Director

Janice Stoney

75 1999 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Kathleen Cooper

Dr. Kathleen B. Cooper is Chairman of the Board of the Company. Dr. Cooper is Senior Fellow of the Tower Center for Political Studies at Southern Methodist University (since 2007) and President of Cooper Strategies International, LLC (since 2012). From 2005 to 2007, she was the Dean of the College of Business Administration at the University of North Texas. From 2001 to 2005, she was the Under Secretary for Economic Affairs at the U.S. Department of Commerce. Dr. Cooper worked at Exxon Mobil Corporation (an international oil and gas company) from 1990 to 2001, serving as Chief Economist the entire time and adding the position of Manager, Economics & Energy Division, Corporate Planning in 1999. Dr. Cooper also served as Executive Vice President and Chief Economist for Security Pacific Bank from 1981 to 1990 and Chief Economist of United Banks of Colorado from 1971 to 1981. Dr. Cooper is currently a director of Deutsche Bank Trust Corporation and Deutsche Bank Trust Company of the Americas, subsidiaries of Deutsche Bank AG (a financial service provider) and the immediate former chair of the National Bureau of Economic Research. She was a founding director of Texas Security Bank from 2008 to 2010. Dr. Cooper is a member of the National Association of Corporate Director’s Advisory Council on Risk Oversight and has participated in numerous professional and community service organizations, including Harvard University’s Higher Education Leadership Forum, the Oxford Energy Forum, and the International Women’s Forum. As Senior Fellow of the Tower Center for Political Studies at Southern Methodist University, former Under Secretary for Economic Affairs at the U.S. Department of Commerce, and former executive of a Fortune 500 energy company, Dr. Cooper’s qualifications include industry, financial and accounting, executive leadership, and public policy and government experiences and marketplace knowledge.

Alan Armstrong

Mr. Alan S. Armstrong is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the company. From 2002 to 2011, Mr. Armstrong served as Senior Vice President - Midstream and acted as President of our midstream business. From 1999 to 2002, Mr. Armstrong was Vice President, Gathering and Processing in our midstream business and from 1998 to 1999 was Vice President, Commercial Development. Mr. Armstrong has served as a director of the general partner of ACMP/WPZ since 2012, as Chief Executive Officer since December 31, 2014, and as Chairman of the Board since February 2, 2015. Mr. Armstrong has served as a director of BOK Financial Corporation, a financial services company, since 2013. Mr. Armstrong also served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the general partner of Pre-merger WPZ from 2011 until the ACMP Merger, as Senior Vice President - Midstream from 2010 to 2011, and director and Chief Operating Officer from 2005 to 2010.

Donald Chappel

Mr. Donald R. Chappel is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of the Company. Prior to joining us, Mr. Chappel held various financial, administrative and operational leadership positions. Mr. Chappel has served as a director of the general partner of ACMP/WPZ since 2012 and as Chief Financial Officer of the general partner of ACMP/WPZ since December 31, 2014. Mr. Chappel has also served as a member of the Management Committee of Northwest Pipeline since 2007. Mr. Chappel served as Chief Financial Officer and a director of the general partner of Pre-merger WPZ from 2005 until the ACMP Merger. Mr. Chappel was Chief Financial Officer from 2007 and a director from 2008 of the general partner of Williams Pipeline Partners L.P. (WMZ), until its merger with Pre-merger WPZ in 2010. Mr. Chappel is a director of SUPERVALU, Inc. (a grocery and pharmacy company).

Robyn Ewing

Ms. Robyn L. Ewing is Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer of the Company. From 2004 to 2008, Ms. Ewing was Vice President of Human Resources. Prior to joining Williams, Ms. Ewing worked at MAPCO, which merged with Williams in 1998. Ms. Ewing began her career with Cities Service Company in 1976.

Walter Bennett

Mr. Walter J. Bennett is the Senior Vice President-West of the Company. Mr. Bennett was formerly Chief Operating Officer of Chesapeake Midstream Development and served as Senior Vice President-Operations at Boardwalk Pipeline Partners. Previously, Mr. Bennett served in a variety of senior positions at Gulf South Pipeline Company that included operations and commercial responsibilities. Mr. Bennett began his career at a subsidiary of Koch Industries. Mr. Bennett has served as Senior Vice President - West of the general partner of ACMP/WPZ since December 2013 and served as Senior Vice President - West of the general partner of Pre-merger WPZ from January 2015 until the ACMP Merger.

Francis Billings

Mr. Francis E. Billings is Senior Vice President - Corporate Strategic Development of the Company. Mr. Billings served as Senior Vice President - Northeast G&P of us and Pre-merger WPZ from January 2013 to January 2014. Mr. Billings served as Vice President of our midstream gathering and processing business from 2011 until 2013 and as Vice President, Business Development from 2010 to 2011. Mr. Billings served as President of Cumberland Plateau Pipeline Company, a privately held company developing an ethane pipeline to serve the Marcellus Shale area, from 2009 until 2010. From 2008 to 2009, Mr. Billings served as Senior Vice President of Commercial for Crosstex Energy, Inc. and Crosstex Energy L.P., an independent midstream energy services master limited partnership and its parent corporation. In 1988, Mr. Billings joined MAPCO Inc., which merged with one of our subsidiaries in 1998, serving in various management roles, including in 2008 as a Vice President in the midstream business. Mr. Billings served as Senior Vice President - Corporate Strategic Development of the general partner of Pre-merger WPZ from January 2014 until the ACMP Merger. He has served as a director of the general partner of ACMP/WPZ since February 2014 and as Senior Vice President - Corporate Strategic Development since the ACMP Merger.

John Dearborn

Mr. John R. Dearborn has been appointed as Senior Vice President - NGL & Petchem Services of the Company. Mr. Dearborn served as a senior leader for Saudi Basic Industries Corporation, a petrochemical company, from 2011 to 2013. From 2001 to 2011, Mr. Dearborn served in a variety of leadership positions with the Dow Chemical Company. Mr. Dearborn also worked for Union Carbide Corporation, prior to its merger with DOW, from 1981 to 2001 where he served in several leadership roles. Mr. Dearborn also served as Senior Vice President - NGL & Petchem Services of the general partner of Pre-merger WPZ from 2013 until the ACMP Merger and has served in that role for the general partner of ACMP/WPZ since the ACMP Merger.

Rory Miller

Mr. Rory L. Miller is Senior Vice President, Atlantic & Gulf of the Company. From 2011 until 2013, Mr. Miller was Senior Vice President - Midstream of Williams and the general partner of Pre-merger WPZ, acting as President of Williams’ midstream business. Mr. Miller was a Vice President of Williams’ midstream business from 2004 until 2011. Mr. Miller served as a director and Senior Vice-President - Atlantic-Gulf of the general partner of Pre-merger WPZ from 2011 until the ACMP Merger and has served in those roles for the general partner of ACMP/WPZ since the ACMP Merger. Mr. Miller has also served as a member of the Management Committee of Transco, since 2013.

Fred Pace

Mr. Fred E. Pace is Senior Vice President - Engineering and Construction of the Company. From 2011 until 2013, Mr. Pace served Williams in project engineering and development roles, including service as Vice President Engineering and Construction for our midstream business. From 2009 to 2011, Mr. Pace was the managing member of PACE Consulting, LLC, an engineering and consulting firm serving the energy industry. In 2003, Mr. Pace co-founded Clear Creek Natural Gas, LLC, later known as Clear Creek Energy Services, LLC, a provider of engineering, construction, and operational services to the energy industry where he served as Chief Executive Officer until 2009. Mr. Pace has over 30 years of experience in the engineering, construction, operation, and project management areas of the energy industry, including prior service with Williams from 1985 to 1990. Mr. Pace also served as Senior Vice President - E&C of the general partner of Pre-merger WPZ from 2013 until the ACMP Merger and has served in that role for the general partner of Pre-merger WPZ since the ACMP Merger.

Brian Perilloux

Mr. Brian L. Perilloux is Senior Vice President - Operational Excellence of the Company. Mr. Perilloux served as a Vice President of our midstream business from 2011 until 2013. From 2007 to 2011, Mr. Perilloux served in various roles in our midstream business, including engineering and construction roles. Prior to joining Williams, Mr. Perilloux was an officer of a private international engineering and construction company. Mr. Perilloux served as Senior Vice President - Operational Excellence of the general partner of Pre-merger WPZ from 2013 until the ACMP Merger and has served in that role for the general partner of ACMP/WPZ since the ACMP Merger.

Robert Purgason

Mr. Robert S. Purgason is the Senior Vice President - Central of the Company. Mr. Purgason has served as a director of the general partner of ACMP/WPZ since 2012 and as Senior Vice President-Access of the general partner of ACMP/WPZ since the ACMP Merger. Mr. Purgason served as Chief Operating Officer of the general partner of ACMP/WPZ from 2010 until the ACMP Merger. Prior to joining the general partner of ACMP/WPZ, Mr. Purgason spent five years at Crosstex Energy Services, L.P. and was promoted to Senior Vice President - Chief Operating Officer in 2006. Prior to Crosstex, Mr. Purgason spent 19 years with us in various senior business development and operational roles. Mr. Purgason began his career at Perry Gas Companies in Odessa, Texas working in all facets of the natural gas treating business. Mr. Purgason has also served on the Board of Directors of L.B. Foster Company (a manufacturer, fabricator, and distributor of products and services for the rail, construction, energy, and utility markets) since December 2014.

James Scheel

Mr. James E. Scheel is Senior Vice President, Northeast G&P of the Company. From 2012 to 2014, Mr. Scheel served as Senior Vice President - Corporate Strategic Development of us and the general partner of Pre-merger WPZ. From 2011 until 2012, Mr. Scheel served as Vice President of Business Development for our midstream business. Mr. Scheel joined Williams in 1988 and has served in leadership roles in business strategic development, engineering and operations, our NGL business, and international operations. Mr. Scheel has served as a director and Senior Vice President - Northeast G&P of the general partner of ACMP/WPZ since the ACMP Merger, having previously served as a director of the general partner of ACMP/WPZ from 2012 to February 2014. Mr. Scheel served as a director of the general partner of Pre-merger WPZ from 2012 until the ACMP Merger.

John Seldenrust

Mr. John D. Seldenrust is Senior Vice President - Engineering & Construction of the Company. Mr. Seldenrust served as Senior Vice President - Eastern Operations for us from January 2015 to July 2015, and for ACMP/WPZ from 2013 to July 2015. Mr. Seldenrust also previously served in a variety of operations and engineering leadership roles at ACMP and Chesapeake Energy from 2004 to August 2013. Prior to joining Chesapeake, Mr. Seldenrust held reservoir, production and facilities engineering positions with ARCO Oil & Gas, Vastar Resources and BP America.

Ted Timmermans

Mr. Ted T. Timmermans is Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, Controller of the Company. Mr. Seldenrust served as Senior Vice President - Eastern Operations for us from January 2015 to July 2015, and for ACMP/WPZ from 2013 to July 2015. Mr. Seldenrust also previously served in a variety of operations and engineering leadership roles at ACMP and Chesapeake Energy from 2004 to August 2013. Prior to joining Chesapeake, Mr. Seldenrust held reservoir, production and facilities engineering positions with ARCO Oil & Gas, Vastar Resources and BP America.

Stephen Bergstrom

Mr. Stephen W. (Steve) Bergstrom has been appointed as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Bergstrom is a director on the board of American Midstream Partners. He served as president and chief executive officer of the general partner of American Midstream and as executive chairman of the board of directors of the general partner from May 2013 to December 2015. Mr. Bergstrom acted as an exclusive consultant to ArcLight from October 2003 to December 2015, assisting ArcLight in connection with its energy investments. Prior to his consultancy with ArcLight, Mr. Bergstrom worked from 1986 to 2002 for Natural Gas Clearinghouse, which became Dynegy Inc. Mr. Bergstrom acted in various capacities at Dynegy, ultimately serving as President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Bergstrom earned a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Administration from Iowa State University.

Joseph Cleveland

Mr. Joseph R. Cleveland is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Cleveland was the Chief Information Officer of Lockheed Martin Corporation (an advanced technology company) from 2001 to 2008. Mr. Cleveland was responsible for Lockheed Martin’s information technology vision, consolidating its resources, implementing e-commerce initiatives, leveraging economies of scale, and supporting its businesses. He was also President of Lockheed Martin Enterprise Information Systems from 1995 to 2008. From 2001 to 2008, Mr. Cleveland served as a director of Exostar (a joint venture formed to support the supply chain and security requirements of the aerospace and defense industry). Prior to the merger of Lockheed and Martin Marietta in 1995, Mr. Cleveland was Vice President and General Manager of Martin Marietta Internal Information Systems. From 1982 to 1986, Mr. Cleveland held an international assignment as Managing Director of GE Medical Systems Operations in Radlett, England. Mr. Cleveland began his career in 1970 as a member of General Electric Medical Systems’ engineering department. Mr. Cleveland is a member of the board of Aerospace Industries Association, the Florida High Tech Corridor Committee, the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission, and the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts among other civic and charitable organizations. As the former Chief Information Officer of Lockheed Martin Corporation, a former Vice President of Martin Marietta, and due to his multiple executive operating positions with G.E., Mr. Cleveland’s qualifications include financial and accounting, executive leadership, strategy development and risk management, operating, and information technology experiences and marketplace knowledge.

John Hagg

Mr. John Andrew Hagg is an Independent Director of the Company. Since 2006, Mr. Hagg has been a director of Strad Energy Services Ltd. (a drilling services company operating in the United States and Canada), serving as chair of its corporate governance committee and, until 2012, as the Chairman of its Board. Mr. Hagg served as Chairman of Clark Builders (a Canadian subsidiary of Turner Construction Company) from 2007 until 2015, and has been a director for The Fraser Institute (a Canadian economic research and educational organization) since 1999. Mr. Hagg also served as a director of TMX Group, Inc. and the parent company of The Toronto Stock Exchange, The Montreal Exchange, TSX Venture Exchange, and NGX Gas Marketing Inc.) from 2001 to 2012. Mr. Hagg served Northstar Energy Corporation (an oil and gas production company) as its Chief Executive Officer from 1985 to 1999 and its Chairman from 1985 to 2001. In 1977, Mr. Hagg co-founded Canadian Northstar Corporation (the former controlling shareholder of Northstar Energy Corporation, a subsidiary of Devon Energy Corporation since 1998). During his 38 years as a senior executive in the petroleum industry, Mr. Hagg also formerly served as a director of several other companies in Canada and the United States, including S&T Drilling Ltd. (an oil well drilling contractor), Devon Energy Corporation (an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company), Berry Petroleum Company (an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company) and Tristone Capital, Inc., an international banking firm in the energy industry.

Juanita Hinshaw

Ms. Juanita H. Hinshaw is an Independent Director of The Williams Companies, Inc. Ms. Hinshaw is President and Chief Executive Officer of H&H Advisors (a financial consulting firm she founded in 2005). From 2000 to 2005 she was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Graybar Electric Company (a distributor of electrical and communications products and provider of related supply chain management and logistics services), where she was responsible for the treasury, tax, auditing, and accounting areas. Ms. Hinshaw was a director of Graybar from 2000 to 2005. Prior to joining Graybar, she was with Monsanto Company (an agricultural company that then owned oil and petrochemical businesses) for fifteen years, retiring as Monsanto’s Vice President and Treasurer in 1999. Ms. Hinshaw was a director of IPSCO (a supplier of steel products, tubular products, and coil processing services and products) from 2001 until the company was sold in 2007. Ms. Hinshaw is a director of Aegion Corporation, the parent holding company of Insituform Technologies Inc. (a provider of technologies and services for the rehabilitation of pipeline systems), which Ms. Hinshaw has served as a director since 2000. Ms. Hinshaw is also a director of Synergetics USA, Inc. (which designs, manufactures, and markets instruments used for eye and neurosurgery). As the President and Chief Executive Officer of a consulting firm, the former Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Graybar Electric Company, and the former Vice President and Treasurer of Monsanto Company, Ms. Hinshaw’s qualifications include industry, financial and accounting, executive leadership, securities and capital markets, operating, and information technology experiences.

Scott Sheffield

Mr. Scott Douglas Sheffield has been appointed as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Sheffield is chairman and chief executive officer of Pioneer Natural Resources Company. Mr. Sheffield has served as chief executive officer since August 1997 and assumed the position of chairman of the board of directors in August 1999. He was president of the company from August 1997 to November 2004. Sheffield was the chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer of Parker & Parsley, a predecessor company of Pioneer Natural Resources Company, from January 1989 until August 1997. Sheffield joined Parker & Parsley as a petroleum engineer in 1979, was promoted to vice president - engineering in September 1981, was elected president and a director in April 1985, and became Parker & Parsley's chairman of the board and chief executive officer in January 1989. Sheffield also serves as a director of Santos Limited, an Australian exploration and production company. Sheffield is a distinguished graduate of The University of Texas with a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering.

Murray Smith

Mr. Murray D. Smith is an Independent Director of the company. Mr. Smith is president of Murray D. Smith and Associates (a consulting firm which provides strategic advice to the North American energy sector). From 1993 to 2004, Mr. Smith was an elected member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, Canada, serving in four different Cabinet portfolios. He served as Minister of Energy for Alberta, Canada from 2001 to 2004, where he achieved international recognition of Alberta’s oil sands reserves, oversaw the transformation of its electricity sector to a competitive wholesale generation market, and initiated the largest industrial tax reduction in the Province’s history. Mr. Smith was appointed Representative of the Province of Alberta to the United States of America in Washington, DC, from 2005 to 2007. Prior to serving in elected office, Mr. Smith was an independent businessman, owning a number of Alberta-based energy services companies. He is also a director of Surge Energy Inc. (a public oil- focused oil and gas company with operations throughout Alberta and Saskatchewan) and NSolv Corporation (the owner of proprietary technology for water-free oil sands in-situ extraction).

William Spence

Mr. William H. Spence has been appointed as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Spence is chairman, president and chief executive officer of PPL Corporation, one of the largest companies in the U.S. utility sector. The PPL family of companies delivers electricity and natural gas to approximately 10 million customers in the United States and the United Kingdom. Prior to his appointment as chairman in April 2012, Mr. Spence was named chief executive officer and appointed to the board of directors of PPL Corporation in November 2011. Previously, he was named president and chief operating officer of PPL Corporation in July 2011, and served as executive vice president and chief operating officer since June of 2006. Prior to joining PPL, Mr. Spence had 19 years of service with Pepco Holdings, Inc. and its heritage companies, Delmarva Power and Conectiv, where he held a number of senior management positions. Mr. Spence currently serves on the board of the Electric Power Research Institute. He also serves as a member of the executive committee of the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) and as co-chairman of EEI's CEO Policy Committee on Reliability and Business Continuity. Mr. Spence earned a bachelor's degree in petroleum and natural gas engineering from The Pennsylvania State University and a master's degree in business administration from Bentley College. He is also a graduate of the Executive Development Program at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and the Nuclear Technology Program of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Janice Stoney

Ms. Janice D. Stoney is an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Stoney served as Executive Vice President of US West Communications Group, Inc. from 1991 until retiring in 1993 after a 33-year career. Previously she served as the President, Consumer Division, of US West (the Denver-based parent company of Northwestern Bell Telephone Company, Mountain States Telephone & Telegraph Company, and Pacific Northwest Bell Telephone Company) from 1989 to 1991. Beginning in 1980, Ms. Stoney held officer positions at Northwestern Bell, including Chief Operating Officer and President and Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Stoney was the 1994 Nebraska Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate. Through 22 years as a director in manufacturing, consumer products, retailing, and investment funds industries, Ms. Stoney has board experience with director searches, CEO and management succession, management development, executive compensation, and strategic planning. She has chaired compensation and audit committees for other entities. Ms. Stoney was a director of Whirlpool Corporation (a manufacturer of home appliances) from 1987 to 2011 and has served on the Federal Reserve Bank, Tenth District, Omaha Branch and the Omaha Community Foundation.