Baker Hughes Incorporated

27 April 2007 Publication

"On April 26, 2007, the Securities and Exchange Commission filed a settled enforcement action in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas charging Baker Hughes Incorporated, a Houston, Texas-based global provider of oil field products and services, with violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA"). Baker Hughes has agreed to pay more than $23 million in disgorgement and prejudgment interest for these violations and to pay a civil penalty of $10 million for violating a 2001 Commission cease-and-desist Order prohibiting violations of the books and records and internal controls provisions of the FCPA."