Williams adds former AMOCO exec to board

TULSA, Okla., Sept. 18, 2003 — William G. Lowrie has been elected to the Williams board of directors. He becomes the eleventh member of Williams’ current board.

Lowrie, 59, spent his entire 33-year career with Amoco, retiring in 1999 as the deputy chief executive officer of BP Amoco PLC.

His professional experience is rooted in oil and gas production, previously holding various positions of increasing responsibility at Amoco, including executive vice president, Exploration and Production Sector of Amoco Corp., from 1994-1996 and president of Amoco Production Co. from 1992-1994.

“Bill is a natural fit with our emphasis on natural gas production in the Rockies. He was based in Denver for four years and is closely acquainted with the basins where we’re developing gas reserves. His election is a conscious, well-reasoned response toward shareholder interest for additional production- minded perspective on our board,” said Steve Malcolm, chairman, president and chief executive officer.

A native of Ohio, Lowrie has a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from The Ohio State University and participated in the executive program at the University of Virginia.

Lowrie now resides in South Carolina and also has lived in Tulsa, Okla. — home to Williams’ headquarters — during his tenure at Amoco. In addition to the Williams board, Lowrie serves on boards for Junior Achievement and The Ohio State University Foundation.

About Williams

Williams, through its subsidiaries, primarily finds, produces, gathers, processes and transports natural gas. Williams’ gas wells, pipelines and midstream facilities are concentrated in the Northwest, Rocky Mountains, Gulf Coast and Eastern Seaboard. More information is available at www.williams.com .

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