Itron Appoints Early Pioneer in Grid Modernization Lynda Ziegler to Board of Directors

  Itron Appoints Early Pioneer in Grid Modernization Lynda Ziegler to Board of

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LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. -- February 22, 2013

Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ:ITRI) announced today the appointment of Lynda Ziegler to
its board of directors effective Feb. 21, 2013. Ziegler has more than 30 years
of experience in the energy industry and most recently served as executive
vice president of power delivery services at Southern California Edison (SCE).

Ziegler was responsible for the successful automation of nearly 5 million
meters and associated supporting systems as a part of SCE’s Edison
SmartConnect^® program. She also successfully led SCE’s customer satisfaction
efforts, achieving a first-quartile ranking in residential customer
satisfaction by J.D. Power & Associates.

“Lynda Ziegler’s wealth of industry knowledge and experience will be an asset
to the board. We look forward to working with a pioneer in grid modernization
who has successfully implemented one of the nation’s largest and most
innovative smart grid deployments,” said Jon Eliassen, chairman of Itron’s
board of directors.

Ziegler worked at SCE for more than 30 years, before retiring in September
2012. She held various positions, including senior vice president of customer
service, vice president of customer programs and services, and her most recent
position of executive vice president of power delivery services. Ziegler
started her career at Skil Power Tools, where she was the first female power
tool salesperson in the industry and handled all aspects of a sales territory.

“Lynda Ziegler is an ideal candidate for Itron’s board of directors. Her years
of energy industry experience will benefit Itron as we help our customers
build smart cities of the future,” said Philip Mezey, Itron’s president and
chief executive officer.

“It is an honor to join Itron’s board of directors. Itron is a truly
innovative company that is helping utilities around the globe better manage
energy and water,” said Ziegler. “I look forward to bringing my years of
experience to help further this mission.”

About Itron

Itron is a global technology company. We build solutions that help utilities
measure, manage and analyze energy and water. Our broad product portfolio
includes electricity, gas, water and thermal energy measurement and control
technology; communications systems; software; and professional services. With
thousands of employees supporting nearly 8,000 utilities in more than 100
countries, Itron empowers utilities to responsibly and efficiently manage
energy and water resources. Join us in creating a more resourceful world;
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Itron, Inc.
Sharelynn Moore, 509-891-3524
Vice President, Corporate Communications
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