Press Release

Itron Announces Appointment of Vice President, Investor Relations

LIBERTY LAKE, Wash.—September 6, 2011—Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI), a leading solutions provider to the utility industry, announced today that Barbara Doyle has joined Itron as vice president of Investor Relations. Barbara has more than ten years of investor relations experience in the technology industry. Prior to joining Itron, Barbara was vice president of Investor Relations at Lawson Software, Inc., a $750 million revenue global provider of enterprise software solutions which was recently acquired by the private equity firm Golden Gate Capital.

Barbara began her career at IBM Corporation where she held positions of increasing responsibility in budgeting and planning, business development and controllership before moving into the investor relations group in 2000. Barbara holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Finance from Pennsylvania State University and an MBA from Duke University.

"I am pleased that Barbara has joined Itron and will be leading our investor relations function," said Steve Helmbrecht, Itron senior vice president and CFO. "Barbara is an experienced IR professional with a strong financial background and understanding of technology and solutions companies."

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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Alison Mallahan

Senior Manager, Corporate Communications

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