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Press Release

Itron Enterprise Edition™ MDUS Software Now an SAP-Qualified Business Solution

Itron Software, Integrated with SAP® Applications, Offers Best-in-Class Smart Grid Solutions to Utilities

LIBERTY LAKE, Wash.—April 12, 2011—Itron Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI) announced today that it has developed a meter data management system for use with SAP® for Utilities solutions, Itron Enterprise Edition™ MDUS, which is now an SAP-qualified business solution. The software, integrated with SAP solutions, provides utilities with a seamless, end-to-end business process, thereby reducing implementation time and risks and lowering total cost of ownership. It delivers a unified smart grid platform to utility customers around the globe.

As an SAP-qualified business solution, Itron Enterprise Edition MDUS will provide utilities with a smart grid solution that offers integration with SAP AMI Integration for Utilities software. SAP-qualified business solutions are complementary to SAP software offerings and provide additional choices and flexibility for organizations running SAP software. An SAP-qualified business solution is developed or integrated in accordance with SAP development guidelines, has certified integration with the SAP NetWeaver® technology platform, and has undergone solution qualification by SAP to meet additional criteria. SAP-qualified business solutions address a specific business or technology focus, such as advanced metering infrastructure. They have an established track record of successfully serving customer needs in the focus areas selected by SAP.

The new Itron software solution will enable utilities to employ new energy conservation and customer engagement strategies while improving operational efficiency. Through integration with SAP for Utilities solutions, Itron Enterprise Edition MDUS can address the changing demands in energy and water service delivery and manage our planet's most precious resources.

"Since its inception, Itron and SAP have shared the same vision of a Meter Data Unification System through our collaboration on the SAP Lighthouse Council," said Julie Hance, vice president of Software Solutions, Itron North America. "By working together with SAP on development efforts and rigorous testing across a variety of technical and business processes, including IT, scalability, security and meter-to-cash business processes, we are bringing unprecedented value to utility customers. What Itron brings to the market with its new software solution is a truly integrated, end-to-end smart grid solution that dramatically reduces the risks associated with technical systems integration while accelerating project timelines-resulting in lower total overall costs to implement."

"With this new category of SAP-qualified business solutions, SAP continues to expand its ecosystem, driving new levels of collaboration and providing additional choices and flexibility to our customers," said Stefan Engelhardt,head of Utilities Industry Business Unit, SAP AG. "Itron Enterprise Edition MDUS, now an SAP-qualified business solution, will help utilities improve efficiencies and maximize the benefits of a smarter grid."


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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