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Halliburton names Grubisich as a board member

HOUSTON (AP) -- Halliburton has named José C. Grubisich as a board member, the oilfield services company said Wednesday.

Grubisich is the CEO of Eldorado Brasil Celulose. His appointment took effect last week and he will stand election at Halliburton Co.'s annual shareholders meeting in May.

With the addition of Grubisich, Halliburton's board now has 12 members.

Halliburton is a major provider of the pressure-pumping technique known as hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking."

The Houston company's shares added 33 cents to $40.46 in afternoon trading.