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Press Release

Itron to Present Water Management Solutions at the 6th World Water Forum

LIBERTY LAKE, Wash.—February 22, 2012—Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI), a world leader in resource management solutions for the energy and water industries, today announced its participation in the 6th World Water Forum, which will take place in Marseille, France from March 12 to 17, 2012.

The World Water Forum is the largest meeting focused on water in the world. The theme for the 2012 forum is "Time for Solutions" and the conference goals include developing initiatives for the effective implementation of tangible solutions and elevating the cause of water conservation on the political agendas of the 180 countries represented.

For years, Itron's solutions have helped utilities around the world responsibly manage water. From monitoring of water infrastructure to detection of leaks, Itron enables utilities to use data collected from metering systems to reduce operating costs and optimize supply in relation to demand. The overall goal is to help conserve water resources and improve access to water for the largest number of people around the world.

"Water is essential to life. No plant, no animal, no man can live without water. As the world's leading provider of water management solutions for utilities, Itron is fully committed to contributing to water conservation across the globe," said Marcel Reigner, president and COO of Itron Water.

For more information on Itron's water solutions, please visit Itron's booth at the Forum.


About Itron

Itron enables utilities and cities to safely, securely and reliably deliver critical infrastructure services to communities in more than 100 countries. Our portfolio of smart networks, software, services, meters and sensors helps our customers better manage electricity, gas and water resources for the people they serve. By working with our customers to ensure their success, we help improve the quality of life, ensure the safety and promote the well-being of millions of people around the globe. Itron is dedicated to creating a more resourceful world. Join us: www.itron.com.

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