Baker Hughes Incorporated Stockholder Services - offered by Computershare Shareowner Services, our transfer agent and registrar ̶ assist you in managing your investment in Baker Hughes Incorporated. As Baker Hughes’ transfer agent, Computershare Shareowner Services, keeps a record of outstanding stock held in certificate format or electronically in book entry format and the name of the person to whom it is registered. When stock changes hands, Computershare Shareowner Services transfers the ownership of the stock from the seller’s name to the buyer’s name. At the end of each day, they reconcile all transfer records and make sure that the number of shares debited is equal to the number of shares credited. Computershare Shareowner Services also uses the stockholder records to pay dividends and issue proxies.
This section contains phone numbers, addresses and the website to contact Computershare Shareowner Services.
The website and interactive voice response system enable you to obtain a current share account balance, determine the status of dividend checks, change your address, or get information on our direct stock purchase and dividend reinvestment program.
This section provides information about how to obtain a replacement certificate, transfer your shares or obtain a replacement dividend check. If you have access to the internet you can view your account information, certificates and/or book entry shares held and share balances, change your mailing address, view your dividend payment history, issue certificates from your book entry/dividend reinvestment plan and print a duplicate 1099 or account transcript. Please go to the Computershare Investor Centre website, and follow the instructions provided.
In this section, you can also learn about the Escheatment process and the importance of keeping your shares of common stock of Baker Hughes Incorporated ‘active’ with your bank/broker/transfer agent in order to avoid these assets being turned over as unclaimed property.
This section contains information about how to enroll in Baker Hughes’ Direct Stock Purchase and Dividend Reinvestment Plan. This service can help increase your ownership of Baker Hughes Incorporated stock through full or partial reinvestment of dividends paid on shares presently registered in your name. It also permits you to supplement your dividends with cash purchases in the form of check (in U.S. dollars drawn against a U.S. bank) or authorized electronic funds transfer from a checking or savings account to buy even more Baker Hughes shares. Participation is entirely voluntary, and you may join or withdraw at any time.
This section contains information about a service that allows shares to be owned, reported and transferred electronically without having a physical stock certificate issued, thereby keeping stock ownership as simple and cost-effective as possible. Direct Registration relieves you from the worry and responsibility of keeping track of your valuable stock certificates and saves you the time and expense of replacing them if you can’t find them.
This section contains information about the NetBasis Cost Basis system. As a service to our shareholders, Baker Hughes provides an external link to this service which, for a nominal fee, can calculate the costs basis for your Baker Hughes common stock, adjusted for any corporate actions or dividend reinvestments. Use of this third party vendor is completely voluntary, and Baker Hughes urges you to consult your tax adviser about your tax basis in your Baker Hughes stock.