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Itron Partners with 2iE Foundation to Launch Water Technology Training Program in Africa

Industry leader provides critical courses for utility professionals and engineering students

LIBERTY LAKE, Wash.—July 16, 2012—Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI) announced today that it is collaborating with the 2iE Foundation to offer a program that will help students and utility professionals learn water metering fundamentals in order to better manage the precious water supply in Africa. Trainees will benefit from knowledge sharing and the expertise of a world leading water resource management solution provider — Itron.

"Itron is passionate about being good stewards of water, life's most vital resource. Our work with 2iE will give people in the industry in Africa the proficiency they need to better manage and conserve their water supply," said Marcel Regnier, president and COO, Itron Water.

Together, Itron and 2iE will present technical content in a classroom setting to an audience of people associated with the utility industry in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. The intent is to instill valuable metering principles so that utilities in Africa will be better equipped to face the challenges of water supply scarcity, insufficient distribution infrastructure and an increasing population.

"Itron will support 2iE to develop capacities and competencies with professionals and students focusing on water resources in the public or private sector. I'm very pleased Itron is willing to share its expertise in water metering solutions through comprehensive trainings," said Monsieur Paul Giniès, managing director of 2iE foundation.

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Itron enables utilities and cities to safely, securely and reliably deliver critical infrastructure solutions 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:

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