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Lockheed Martin and Itron Provide Demand Response-Ready

TAMPA, Fla.—March 23, 2010—Itron (NASDAQ: ITRI) and Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] today announced an agreement to integrate Lockheed Martin's SEEload™ Demand Response Management Solution with Itron's smart grid platform, which includes the OpenWay® smart metering system and Itron Enterprise Edition™ Meter Data Management (IEE MDM) system. The integrated solution will reduce the cost, complexity and risk for utilities deploying smart meters and implementing demand response (DR) programs.

The offering leverages Itron's global leadership in smart metering and enterprise utility software solutions and Lockheed Martin's world-class capabilities in security, command and control and systems-of-systems integration. Both contribute technically-proven, market-ready products prepared for integration.

"The pre-integration and testing of Itron's industry-leading MDM platform with our demand response management technology will allow utilities to reduce technical risk and scheduling risk, while simplifying the deployment of DR programs," said John Mengucci, president of Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Services-Defense. "Further, integration to OpenWay standard demand response interfaces will make it easier and quicker for utilities to deploy advanced energy management services to their customers, and will help maintain grid stability."

"Fostering the smart grid requires unprecedented collaboration," said Philip Mezey, Itron North America's vice president and chief operating officer. "If there's one thing that 30+ years of experience driving innovation for utilities has taught Itron, it's that our complex industry is bigger than any one company. The importance of combining the complementary expertise of Itron and Lockheed Martin cannot be overstated."

SEEload is one of Lockheed Martin's SEEsuite Smart Grid Command and Control™ applications, and enables utilities and independent system operators to precisely and easily manage demand response events across an entire distribution network, including substations and individual feeders. SEEload provides complete DR life-cycle management, including DR program definition and customer enrollment, real-time DR event management, and post-event DR analytics.

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