Williams Communications to Release First Quarter 2001 Financial Results on May 1, 2001

Apr 16, 2001, 01:00 ET from Williams Communications Group, Inc.

    TULSA, Okla., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Williams Communications Group
 (NYSE:   WCG), a leading provider of broadband services for bandwidth-centric
 customers, today announced that it will release its first quarter 2001
 earnings before the market opens on Tuesday, May 1.  A conference call will be
 held at 10:00 am Eastern Time with Howard Janzen, president and chief
 executive officer, and Scott Schubert, chief financial officer, to discuss
 first quarter financial results.  A live audio webcast of the conference call
 may be heard at www.wcg.com.  Following the conclusion of the call, a replay
 will be available through end-of-day Tuesday, May 8.  The replay number is
 800-625-5288, passcode 1005007.  An audio webcast replay will also be
 available at www.wcg.com.
 
     About Williams Communications Group, Inc.
     Williams Communications, through its subsidiary Williams Communications,
 LLC, is North America's only exclusively carrier-focused fiber-optic network.
 Based in Tulsa, Okla., Williams Communications has offices in Europe and Asia
 and investments in South America and Australia.  Approximately 86 percent of
 WCG stock is held by Williams (NYSE:   WMB), which, in 1985, became the first
 energy company to harness its core competency as a builder of networks to
 enable competition in the communications industry.  Additional information is
 available at www.williams.com and www.williamscommunications.com.
 
     All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.  Portions of
 this document, including guidance about 2001 results, may constitute "forward-
 looking statements" as defined by federal law.  Although the company 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
 company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
 
      Contact:  Anthony Hoffman
                Williams Communications (media)
                (918) 573-0159
                anthony.hoffman@wcg.com
 
                Patricia Kraft
                Williams Communications (investors)
                (918) 573-0649
                patricia.kraft@wcg.com
 
 

SOURCE Williams Communications Group, Inc.
    TULSA, Okla., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Williams Communications Group
 (NYSE:   WCG), a leading provider of broadband services for bandwidth-centric
 customers, today announced that it will release its first quarter 2001
 earnings before the market opens on Tuesday, May 1.  A conference call will be
 held at 10:00 am Eastern Time with Howard Janzen, president and chief
 executive officer, and Scott Schubert, chief financial officer, to discuss
 first quarter financial results.  A live audio webcast of the conference call
 may be heard at www.wcg.com.  Following the conclusion of the call, a replay
 will be available through end-of-day Tuesday, May 8.  The replay number is
 800-625-5288, passcode 1005007.  An audio webcast replay will also be
 available at www.wcg.com.
 
     About Williams Communications Group, Inc.
     Williams Communications, through its subsidiary Williams Communications,
 LLC, is North America's only exclusively carrier-focused fiber-optic network.
 Based in Tulsa, Okla., Williams Communications has offices in Europe and Asia
 and investments in South America and Australia.  Approximately 86 percent of
 WCG stock is held by Williams (NYSE:   WMB), which, in 1985, became the first
 energy company to harness its core competency as a builder of networks to
 enable competition in the communications industry.  Additional information is
 available at www.williams.com and www.williamscommunications.com.
 
     All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.  Portions of
 this document, including guidance about 2001 results, may constitute "forward-
 looking statements" as defined by federal law.  Although the company 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
 company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
 
      Contact:  Anthony Hoffman
                Williams Communications (media)
                (918) 573-0159
                anthony.hoffman@wcg.com
 
                Patricia Kraft
                Williams Communications (investors)
                (918) 573-0649
                patricia.kraft@wcg.com
 
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