SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of The
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 21, 2012
Baker Hughes Incorporated
(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)
(State of Incorporation)
(Commission File No.)
2929 Allen Parkway, Houston, Texas
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (713) 439-8600
(former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
(d) On May 21, 2012, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Baker Hughes Incorporated (the “Company”) appointed Lynn L. Elsenhans to serve on the Board of the Company as an independent director, effective May 21, 2012. Her term will expire at the Annual Meeting of Stockholders in 2013. Ms. Elsenhans will serve on the Audit/Ethics and Governance Committees.
On May 21, 2012, Ms. Elsenhans was granted an option to purchase 1,000 shares of the Company's common stock which will vest one-third on each of May 21, 2013, 2014 and 2015. She will also be eligible to receive compensation for her services in accordance with the Company's standard compensatory arrangements for non-employee directors described in the Company's definitive proxy statement filed March 2, 2012 and incorporated herein by reference. The Company and Ms. Elsenhans entered into an Indemnification Agreement effective as of May 21, 2012, which form of agreement and amendment were filed as Exhibit 10.4 to the Company's Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2003 and as Exhibit 10.4 to the Company's Form 8-K filed December 19, 2008, respectively and incorporated herein by reference.
A copy of the news release, which contains Ms. Elsenhans' biographical information, is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.
Item 5.03. Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year
On May 21, 2012, the Board of Directors amended and restated the Bylaws of the Company. The amended and restated Bylaws changed Article III, Section 1 to require the size of the Board of Directors to increase from 12 to 13 directors.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits. (Information furnished in this Item 9.01 is furnished pursuant to Item 9.01.)
3.1* - Restated Bylaws of the Company dated May 21, 2012.
99.1* - News Release dated May 21, 2012.
* Filed herewith.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Baker Hughes Incorporated
Dated: May 21, 2012
/s/ Sandra E. Alford
Sandra E. Alford
Restated Bylaws of the Company dated May 21, 2012.
News Release dated May 21, 2012.