Baker Hughes Names Sandra E. Alford Corporate Secretary

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 24, 2001--Baker Hughes Incorporated (NYSE:BHI)(PCX:BHI)(EBS:BHI) announced today that Sandra E. Alford, 56, has been appointed corporate secretary.

Ms. Alford, a 20-year veteran of Baker Hughes, has served in a variety of roles in the company's legal department. Most recently, she has served as the legal department administrative manager and board of directors coordinator. Prior to this, she served as the legal information systems administrator and senior legal assistant. She has also served as manager of intellectual property and assistant secretary.

Ms. Alford attended California State University and Western Illinois University. She is a member of the American Society of Corporate Secretaries and the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals.

Michael E. Wiley, Baker Hughes chairman, president, and chief executive officer, commented, "Sandy has excelled in each of her roles at Baker Hughes over the years. Her dedication and experience make her a valuable member of our legal department and I look forward to further contributions from her as she serves in this new capacity."

Baker Hughes is a leading provider of drilling, formation evaluation, completion and production products and services to the worldwide oil and gas industry.



CONTACT: Baker Hughes Incorporated, Houston
Gary R. Flaharty, 713/439-8039
Kyle J. Leak, 713/439-8042