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Itron Receives a Teradata Partner Impact Award for Innovation

Company Recognized for Advancements in Software Tailored for the Smart Grid

LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. — Nov. 19, 2010 — Itron Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI) announced today it is the recipient of the Teradata Partner Impact Award for Innovation in the Independent Software Vendor category. The Partner Impact Awards acknowledge those organizations whose contributions have produced the most dramatic success in the past year, expressing appreciation for outstanding teamwork among partners needed to benefit mutual customers.

The innovation award was presented to Itron for its co-development of next-generation software solutions that maximize utility customers' return on smart grid investments.

"Itron is honored to be chosen by Teradata for a Partner Impact Award," said Julie Hance vice president of software solutions for Itron North America. "This award exemplifies the collaboration between our two companies and our continued commitment to support our utility customers' smart grid solutions and their new and expanding data management needs."

"Our strategic partnership with Itron enables us to deliver business intelligence to utility customers by combining meter data with other operational, financial and customer data and applying analytics," said Darryl McDonald, Teradata executive vice president, business development and marketing. "The joint development work will bring measurable value to our customers."

Each year, Teradata nominates and selects partners in eight categories. The winners in each category are chosen for their substantial efforts in effectively serving customers and influencing the marketplace. This year's winners, including Itron, were unveiled on October 25, 2010 during the Teradata PARTNERS User Group Conference & Expo in San Diego, California.

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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