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Baker Hughes Incorporated
2929 Allen Parkway, Suite 2100, Houston TX 77019
Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the Stockholder Meeting to Be Held on Thursday, April 23, 2009

The Proxy Statement, Annual Report and other proxy materials are available at:
http://bnymellon.mobular.net/bnymellon/bhi

BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED
         
 
   
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
       
 
       
 
       
 
 
     
 
 
     
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.
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 9, 2009 to facilitate timely delivery.


Dear Stockholder:
The 2009 Annual Meeting of Stockholders of Baker Hughes Incorporated (the “Company”) will be held at the Plaza Banquet Room at 2777 Allen Parkway, Houston, Texas, on Thursday, April 23, 2009, at 9:00 a.m. (Central Daylight Time).
Proposals to be considered at the Annual Meeting:
  (1)   Election of Eleven Directors.
 
  (2)   Ratification of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the Company’s Independent Registered Accounting Firm for Fiscal Year 2009.
 
  (3)   Proposal to Approve Amendment to the Baker Hughes Incorporated Employee Stock Purchase Plan.
 
  (4)   Stockholder Proposal no. 1 regarding Calling Special Shareowners Meetings.
 
  (5)   Such other business as may properly come before the meeting and any adjournment thereof.
Management recommends a vote “FOR” Items 1, 2 and 3 a vote “AGAINST” Item 4.
The Board of Directors has fixed the close of business on February 26, 2009 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.
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Stockholders of record as of the Record Date are encouraged and cordially invited to attend the Annual Meeting.
Meeting Location:
Plaza Banquet Room
2777 Allen Parkway
Houston, TX 77019
The following Proxy Materials are available for you to review online:
  the Company’s 2009 Proxy Statement (including all attachments thereto);
 
  the Proxy Card;
 
  the Company Annual Report for the year ended December 31, 2008 (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)
         
 
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  Email:   shrrelations@bnymellon.com
 
  Internet:   http://bnymellon.mobular.net/bnymellon/bhi.
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A PAPER COPY OF THE PROXY MATERIALS OR TO VOTE YOUR PROXY ELECTRONICALLY.
The Proxy Materials for Baker Hughes Incorporated are available to review at:
http://bnymellon.mobular.net/bnymellon/bhi
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