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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): September 15, 2004 (September 14, 2004)

Baker Hughes Incorporated

(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)
         
Delaware   1-9397   76-0207995
(State of Incorporation)   (Commission File No.)   (I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
     
3900 Essex Lane, Houston, Texas
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
  77027
(Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (713) 439-8600  

     

 
(former name or former address, if changed since last report)

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

o Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

o Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

o Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

o Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))



 


 

Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

On September 14, 2004, the Company issued a news release announcing the Company’s completion of the sale of Baker Hughes Mining Tools, part of the Hughes Christensen division, to Atlas Copco North America, Inc. A copy of the news release is furnished with this Form 8-K as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated into this Item 7.01 by reference.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits. (Information furnished in this Item 9.01 is furnished pursuant to Item 7.01.)

     (c) Exhibits.

               99.1 — News Release of Baker Hughes Incorporated dated September 14, 2004.

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SIGNATURE

     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: September 15, 2004  By:   /s/ Sandra E. Alford    
    Sandra E. Alford   
    Corporate Secretary   

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EXHIBIT INDEX

     
Exhibit No.
  Description
99.1
  News Release dated September 14, 2004.