Baker Hughes General Counsel Resigns

January 24, 2000. Houston, Texas - Baker Hughes Incorporated (BHI - NYSE, PCX, EBS) announced today that Lawrence O'Donnell, III has resigned as Vice President and General Counsel of the Company to accept the position of Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Waste Management, Inc.

Max L. Lukens, President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Baker Hughes said "We appreciate Larry's years of service with the Company and wish him the best in his new position."

Baker Hughes is a leading supplier of reservoir-centered products, services and systems to the worldwide oil and gas industry and is a leading supplier of separation technologies to the worldwide process industries.



Gary R. Flaharty
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Baker Hughes Incorporated
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