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Filing pursuant to Rule 425 under the

Securities Act of 1933, as amended

Deemed filed under Rule 14a-12 under the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended

Filer: Halliburton Company

Subject Company: Baker Hughes Incorporated

Commission File No.: 001-09397

Halliburton Company distributed the following communication to its customers on April 7, 2016.

[Dear NAME]:

In our ongoing effort to keep you informed on the pending acquisition of Baker Hughes, I want to provide you with news that the U.S. Department of Justice announced it will attempt to block Halliburtons pending acquisition of Baker Hughes.

Halliburton and Baker Hughes intend to vigorously contest this DOJ action. We believe that the DOJ has reached the wrong conclusion in its assessment of the transaction, and that its action is counterproductive, especially in the context of the challenges the U.S. and global energy industry are currently experiencing.

We believe that the proposed merger of Halliburton and Baker Hughes is pro-competitive and will allow you to benefit from a more flexible, innovative and efficient oilfield services company. This transaction also will provide you with access to high-quality and more-efficient products and services, and an opportunity to reduce your cost per barrel of oil equivalent.

G OING FORWARD

Halliburton and Baker Hughes intend to demonstrate that the DOJ has underestimated the highly competitive nature of the oilfield services industry, the many benefits of the proposed combination, and the sufficiency of the proposed divestitures. Once completed, the transaction will allow customers to operate more cost-effectively, which is especially important now, due to the state of the energy industry, and oil and gas prices.

Halliburton and Baker Hughes look forward to a full, impartial judicial review of the pending transaction, including the sufficiency of the proposed divestitures.

Halliburton and Baker Hughes previously agreed to extend the time period to obtain regulatory approvals to no later than April 30, 2016, as permitted under the merger agreement. After April 30, the parties may continue to seek relevant regulatory approvals or either of the parties may terminate the merger agreement.

I know this announcement may trigger questions for you; to help address your concerns, please see the attached FAQ document. While we are disappointed the DOJ has chosen to file suit to block our pending acquisition of Baker Hughes, this decision does not diminish our confidence that the combined company will be a stronger and more diverse organization, with the resources to serve you well into the future.

As we move along the process to contest the DOJ action, please rest assured that we remain focused on delivering safe, high quality service to your business. If you would like to discuss this news further, please do not hesitate to contact me or any of our executive leaders listed below:

Mark Richard, senior vice president of Global Business Development and Marketing, 281-575-5306

Sincerely,

[INSERT HALLIBURTON CUSTOMER CONTACT]

Halliburton Baker Hughes April 2016 DOJ Update: Customer FAQs

1. What does this news mean?
Halliburton Company and Baker Hughes intend to vigorously contest the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) effort to block their pending merger.
The companies intend to demonstrate that the DOJ has underestimated the highly competitive nature of the oilfield services industry, the many benefits of the proposed combination, and the sufficiency of the proposed divestitures.
2. Does this mean the deal is in jeopardy?
The DOJ cannot unilaterally stop a merger it must make its case in federal court.
The DOJ complaint asks a federal district court to enjoin, or prevent, Halliburton from merging with Baker Hughes. But the decision is not for the DOJ to make; this decision belongs to the court, which will decide whether the merger may proceed. The DOJ filing has no other ramifications.
The parties look forward to our day in court, and are preparing with confidence to demonstrate that the proposed transaction is pro-competitive, and that the DOJ is wrong to contend otherwise.
3. Does Halliburton still believe the pending Baker Hughes acquisition...

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