Press Release

Malta's Water Services Corporation Expands Large-scale Smart Water Program using Itron Technology

Itron smart water meters provide foundation for managing water reserves and improving customer service in Mediterranean

LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. — May 7, 2014 — Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI), a world-leading technology and services company, announced today that Malta's Water Services Corporation, water provider to 400,000 residents and over 1 million annual tourists in the Mediterranean's island of Malta, has expanded its contract with Itron as a part of Malta'snationwidewater grid. The utility has successfully installed 120,000 Itron smart water meters and has signed a contract for an additional 33,000. The meters, as part of the smart water grid program, and are helping increase operational efficiency and improve customer service.

Lacking significant natural water resources, Malta is faced with the challenge of delivering an affordable, secure water supply to its residents. Itron's reliable, accurate smart water metering technology provides a foundation for Malta to improve operational efficiency, increase system reliability and enable residents to track and manage their consumption activity, ultimately allowing for better management of precious water reserves.

"We have been pleased with the performance of Itron's smart water meters, as well as Itron's continuous support. With Itron's technology, we can ensure precious water resources are managed efficiently and that we are delivering a high quality of service to our customers," said Stephen Galea St John, chief officer at WSC. "We look forward to ensuring water sustainability for our residents today and for generations to come."

"Itron is pleased to expand our relationship with Malta and to continue to help drive efficiency and sustainability in the Mediterranean," said Mathias Martin, Itron vice president of sales, EMEA, Water. "By utilizing smart technologies, utilities like Malta's Water Services Corporation can better manage water for a more resourceful world."

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