May 13, 2015
Bernstein Liebhard LLP is investigating whether the Board of Directors of Williams Partners L.P. (“Williams Partners” or the “Company”) (NYSE: WPZ) breached its fiduciary duty to its unitholders in agreeing to sell Williams Partners to The Williams Companies, Inc. (“Williams”).
Under the terms of the agreement, Williams will acquire all of the public outstanding common units of Williams Partners in an all stock-for-unit transaction at a 1.115 ratio of Williams common shares per unit of Williams Partners they own. The investigation is focused on the potential unfairness of the price to Williams Partners unitholders and the process by which the Williams Partners Board of Directors considered and approved the transaction.
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