Halliburton (NYSE: HAL) announced that its board of directors has declared a 2012 first quarter dividend of nine cents ($0.09) a share on the company’s common stock payable March 28, 2012, to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 7, 2012. The company’s annual meeting of shareholders will take place on May 16, 2012 in Houston, Texas. The record date for determination of shareholders entitled to vote at such meeting is March 19, 2012. Founded in 1919, Halliburton is one of the world’s largest providers of products and services to the energy industry. With nearly 70,000 employees in approximately 80 countries, the company serves the upstream oil and gas industry throughout the lifecycle of the reservoir – from locating hydrocarbons and managing geological data, to drilling and formation evaluation, well construction and completion, and optimizing production through the life of the field. Visit the company’s website at www.halliburton.com.