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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): January 14, 2005

Baker Hughes Incorporated

(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)
         
Delaware
(State of Incorporation)
  1-9397
(Commission File No.)
  76-0207995
(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 January 14, 2005, Baker Hughes Incorporated (the “Company”) issued a news release announcing that the Company has applied to the Ontario Securities Commission to be deemed to have ceased to be a reporting issuer in Ontario, Canada. 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 January 14, 2005.

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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: January 14, 2005  By:   /s/ Sandra E. Alford    
    Sandra E. Alford   
    Corporate Secretary   

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EXHIBIT INDEX

     
Exhibit No.   Description
  99.1
  News Release dated January 14, 2005.

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