Press Release

ENAMC Selects Itron to Deploy Largest Advanced Data Collection System in Algeria

LIBERTY LAKE, Wash.—May 14, 2012—Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI) announced today that it signed a significant contract with ENAMC (National Company of Measurement and Control Instruments), which is located in Algeria. Under this contract, the companies will deploy the large-scale, C&I advanced data collection system over the next 18-months to support the modernization of the electricity network andenable commercial and industrial clients to better manage their electricity consumption.

ENAMC, a subsidiary of Sonelgaz (the national company of electricity and gas, responsible for the whole generation, transmission and distribution of electricity and gas in Algeria),will use Itron smart metering technologyat 58 distribution centers across the country. ENAMC will locally produce tens of thousands of meters. Itron will also supply the associated modems, and each center will be equipped with Itron's data collection system and the IT servers required to run the system.

Both ENAMC and Itron are delighted with the signing of this contract, which initiates a fruitful collaboration in a growing market. Their collaboration is the beginning of a long-term partnership between the two companies.

"Itron is proud to be selected by ENAMC to contribute to modernizing Algeria's commercial and industrial metering system. ENAMC's and Itron's teams are joining forces to ensure this project is a success," said William Hosono, managing director, Itron Electricity Southern European and AFM (French-speaking Africa).

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