Schedule 14A

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

SCHEDULE 14A

(RULE 14a-101)

INFORMATION REQUIRED IN PROXY STATEMENT

SCHEDULE 14A INFORMATION

Proxy Statement Pursuant to Section 14(a) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

(Amendment No.    )

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¨   Preliminary Proxy Statement
¨   Confidential, for Use of the Commission Only (as permitted by Rule 14a-6(e)(2))

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  Definitive Proxy Statement

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  Definitive Additional Materials
¨   Soliciting Material under Rule 14a-12

BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED
(Name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(Name of person(s) filing proxy statement, if other than the registrant)
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Baker Hughes Incorporated

Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the Stockholder Meeting to Be Held on April 26, 2012

The Proxy Statement, Annual Report and other proxy materials are available at: http://www.proxyvoting.com/bhi

This communication presents only an overview of the more complete proxy materials that are available to you on the Internet. We encourage you to access and review all of the important information contained in the proxy materials before voting.

BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED

If you want to receive a paper or e-mail copy of these documents, you must request one. There is no charge to you for requesting a copy. Please make your request for a copy as instructed below on or before April 12, 2012 to facilitate timely delivery.

TO REQUEST PAPER COPIES OF PROXY MATERIALS:

(please reference your 11-digit control number when requesting materials)

By opting out to receive printed materials, your preference for future proxy mailings will be kept on our file.

Telephone: 1-888-313-0164

(outside of the U.S. and Canada call 201-680-6688).

Email: shrrelations@bnymellon.com

(you must reference your 11-digit control number in your email)

Internet: http://www.proxyvoting.com/bhi

TO VOTE YOUR SHARES SEE INSTRUCTIONS ON REVERSE SIDE

This is not a proxy card. You cannot use this notice to vote your shares.

Dear Stockholder:

The 2012 Annual Meeting of Stockholders of Baker Hughes Incorporated (the “Company”) will be held in the Plaza Banquet Room at 2777 Allen Parkway, Houston, Texas, on Thursday, April 26, 2012, at 9:00 a.m. (Central Daylight Time).

Proposals to be considered at the Annual Meeting:

(1) Election of directors.

(2) Ratification of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for fiscal year 2012.

(3) Proposal to approve the advisory (non-binding) resolution relating to executive compensation. (4) A stockholder proposal regarding majority vote standard for director elections.

(5) Such other business as may properly come before the meeting and any reconvened meeting after an adjournment thereof.

The Board of Directors recommends a vote “FOR” Items 1, 2 and 3 and a vote “AGAINST” Item 4.

The Board of Directors has fixed the close of business on March 1, 2012 as the record date (the “Record Date”) for the determination of stockholders entitled to receive notice of and to vote at the Annual Meeting or any adjournment(s) thereof.

CONTROL NUMBER

YOU MUST REFERENCE YOUR 11-DIGIT CONTROL NUMBER WHEN YOU REQUEST A PAPER COPY OF THE PROXY MATERIALS OR TO

VOTE YOUR PROXY ELECTRONICALLY.

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Stockholders of record as of the Record Date are encouraged and cordially invited to attend the Annual Meeting. Directions to attend the annual meeting where you may vote in person may be obtained by calling 1-713-439-8600.

Meeting Location:

Plaza Banquet Room 2777 Allen Parkway Houston, TX 77019

The following materials are available for you to review online:

• the Company’s 2012 Proxy Statement (including all attachments thereto);

• the Company’s Annual Report for the year ended December 31, 2011 (which is not deemed to be part of the official proxy soliciting materials); and • any amendments to the foregoing materials that are required to be furnished to stockholders.

To request a paper copy of the Proxy Materials:

(you must reference your 11-digit control number located on the reverse side of this form)

Telephone: 1-888-313-0164 (outside of the U.S. and Canada call 201-680-6688)

Email: shrrelations@bnymellon.com (you must reference your 11-digit control number in your email)

Internet: http://www.proxyvoting.com/bhi

The Proxy Materials for Baker Hughes Incorporated are available to review at:

http://www.proxyvoting.com/bhi

Have this notice available when you request a PAPER copy of the Proxy Materials, when you want to view your proxy materials online OR WHEN YOU WANT TO VOTE YOUR PROXY ELECTRONICALLY.

HOW TO VOTE BY INTERNET

We encourage you to review the proxy materials online before voting.

Use the Internet to vote your shares. On the landing page of the above website in the box labeled “To Vote Your Shares by Internet” click on “Vote Now” to access the electronic proxy card and vote your shares.

Have this notice in hand when you access the website.

You will need to reference the 11-digit control number located on the reverse side.

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