Press Release

Itron Announces Chief Financial Officer Transition

LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. — April 24, 2014 — Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI) announced today that Steven M. Helmbrecht, the company's executive vice president (EVP) and chief financial officer (CFO), will be departing effective December 31, 2014. The company will conduct a search for external candidates to fill the position. In the interim, Mr. Helmbrecht will continue as EVP and CFO of the company.

"Steve has provided Itron with strong leadership for more than 12 years. During his tenure as CFO, he has built a highly-skilled global finance team and strengthened controls and processes required to meet the needs of the company," said Philip Mezey, Itron's president and chief executive officer. "The Board and I would like to thank Steve for all of his contributions and for his willingness to remain in his role through the end of the year in order to facilitate a smooth transition. We wish him the best in his future endeavors."

"As Itron continues its evolution," continued Mezey, "we look to build on Steve's success and rapidly accelerate our next phase of growth."

Helmbrecht joined Itron in 2002 as vice president and general manager of international operations. He served as senior vice president and chief financial officer since 2005 and as executive vice president and chief financial officer since March 2013. His contributions include extensive capital markets activities, driving financing transactions and integration activities for more than $2 billion of acquisitions and delivering added financial transparency for the company's business segments. He has also led the company's global business services and enterprise resource planning system initiatives to streamline administrative processes and reduce expenses.

"Itron has an incredibly rich history of providing innovative technology solutions for customers in the utility industry, and I have enjoyed being a part of Itron for so many years of significant growth and transformation," said Steven Helmbrecht. "I am fully committed to continuing the important work underway at Itron through my departure date and to supporting Philip and the entire team for Itron's continued success."

About Itron

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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