Press Release

Itron Recognized for Smart Technology Leadership in the Middle East

DUBAI, UAE—November 15, 2011—Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI) announced today that it was presented with the Smart Technology Innovation Award 2011 on October 24th in Dubai, UAE at the Smart Energy Middle East conference. The award recognizes Itron's commitment to innovation and sustainability in the Middle East region.

A key challenge utilities in the Middle East are facing is how to ensure efficient use of limited resources. The Smart Energy Middle East conference provided an opportunity for current and future industry leaders to develop an understanding of how smart meters and technologies can impact and revolutionize the utility sector in the Middle East. It was the ideal platform for Itron to showcase its innovative smart solutions, particularly in the field of electricity, gas and water solutions conservation.

This is the second time in three years that Itron has received the Smart Technology Innovation Award. This recognition reflects Itron's continuous commitment to providing next-generation resource management solutions. Muness Charara, Itron general manager for Middle East, Energy, said, "This award recognizes the value of our solutions that provide the critical knowledge to help utilities build a greener, more efficient and sustainable future. At Itron, we are unrelenting and uncompromising in our pursuit of quality and reliability in our products, systems and services."

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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