Press Release

Itron Ships 40 Millionth Gas Communication Module

ATCO Gas Recipient of Itron's Gas Metering Technology

LIBERTY LAKE, Wash.—February 20, 2012—Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI) announced today that it reached an unparalleled milestone in the North American gas utility market by shipping its 40 millionth gas communication module. ATCO Gas, an Alberta-based natural gas utility, recently received the module as part of their deployment of 1 million communication devices for an automated gas distribution metering system.

The two-way-capable Itron 100G Datalogging ERT module is a key component in gas metering systems. The solution allows utilities to cost-effectively automate their meter reading processes to improve operational efficiencies, customer service, field safety and delivery reliability.

"ATCO Gas is committed to the safe, reliable delivery of natural gas to our customers throughout Alberta. With the help of Itron's metering system, we are able to deliver on that commitment," said ATCO Gas Senior VP District Operations & Chief Engineer, Alan Dixon.

"Itron is pleased that ATCO Gas, a long-time Itron customer, is the recipient of our 40 millionth gas module. Our customers rely on Itron to offer solutions that meet their daily business challenges, and we are committed to meeting or exceeding their expectations," said Carl Porter, Itron vice president of gas product marketing. "Customers like ATCO Gas are valued partners who help us to better understand utilities' needs so that we can ensure our solutions bring enhanced safety features and improved operational savings and service levels to their customers."

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