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): March 24, 2009 (March 23, 2009)
Baker Hughes Incorporated
(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)
(State of Incorporation)
(Commission File No.)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
2929 Allen Parkway, Suite 2100
Houston, Texas

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
(Zip Code)
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 8.01 Other Events.
On March 23, 2009 Baker Hughes Incorporated (the “Company”) announced that effective May 4, 2009; it will organize its global operations by geography. Western Hemisphere operations will report to John A. (“Andy”) O’Donnell who will be named the Company’s Vice President and President Baker Hughes Western Hemisphere Operations. Eastern Hemisphere operations will report to the Company’s Vice President and President Eastern Hemisphere Operations who will be named at a later date. The product line marketing and technology organizations will report to Derek Mathieson who will be named the Company’s Vice President and President Products and Technology.
A copy of the news release is furnished with this Form 8-K as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
     (c) Exhibit 99.1 — News Release dated March 23, 2009.
Forward-Looking Statements
This Form 8-K (and oral statements made regarding the subjects of this Form 8-K) contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, (each a “Forward—Looking Statement”). The word “are expected” and similar expressions, are intended to identify forward—looking statements. There are many risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from our forward-looking statements. These forward-looking-statements are also affected by the risk factors described in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008; and those set forth from time to time in our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). The documents are available through the Company’s website at http://www.bakerhughes.com/investor or through the SEC’s Electronic Data Gathering and Analysis Retrieval System (EDGAR) at http://www.sec.gov. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward—looking statement.



     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.
Dated: March 24, 2009  By:   /s/ Sandra E. Alford    
    Sandra E. Alford   
    Corporate Secretary