Frank Ferazzi, vice president and general manager of Williams Partners’ Transco system described the project this way: “The Virginia Southside Expansion is a great opportunity for us to help these utilities serve the growing electricity-generation and gas-distribution needs in this region. We look forward to working with the FERC and all stakeholders to provide essential natural gas supply access in a manner that is efficient and takes great care all along the route.”The Virginia Southside Expansion is designed to consist of approximately 100 miles of new, 24-inch diameter pipeline extending from the Transco mainline in Pittsylvania County, Va., and into Halifax, Charlotte, Mecklenburg, and terminating in Brunswick County, Va. Transco’s plan is to place the pipe in parallel to its own existing pipeline, alongside the existing utility corridor. In addition, Transco is adding more than 21,000 horsepower of compression at Station 165 in Pittsylvania County, Va. The Transco pipeline is a 10,200-mile pipeline system that transports natural gas to markets throughout the northeastern and southeastern United States. Current system capacity is approximately 10.15 million dth/d, which is enough natural gas to serve the equivalent of more than 42 million homes. About Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE: WPZ) Williams Partners L.P. is a leading diversified master limited partnership focused on natural gas transportation; gathering, treating, and processing; storage; natural gas liquid (NGL) fractionation; and oil transportation. The partnership owns interests in three major interstate natural gas pipelines that, combined, deliver 14 percent of the natural gas consumed in the United States. The partnership’s gathering and processing assets include large-scale operations in the U.S. Rocky Mountains and both onshore and offshore along the Gulf of Mexico. Williams (NYSE: WMB) owns approximately 64 percent of Williams Partners, including the general-partner interest. Portions of this document may constitute “forward-looking statements” as defined by federal law. Although the partnership believes any such statements are based on reasonable assumptions, there is no assurance that actual outcomes will not be materially different. Any such statements are made in reliance on the “safe harbor” protections provided under the Private Securities Reform Act of 1995. Additional information about issues that could lead to material changes in performance is contained in the partnership’s annual reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.