Press release

Itron Named the Leader in Utility Field Area Networking (FAN)

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Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI), which is innovating the way utilities and
cities manage energy and water, announced today that it has been named
the Leader in the Navigant Research Leaderboard for Utility Field Area
Networking (FAN). Of the 13 companies included on the leaderboard, Itron
was the only company ranked in the Leader category for grid edge
connectivity providers.

The report evaluated the vision, strategy and execution of FAN providers
based on their participation in the Advanced Metering Infrastructure
(AMI) or Distribution Automation (DA) networking markets for power
utilities. Vendors in the Leader category have exceptional market share,
strong partner relationships and a sustainable business model. Leaders
also demonstrated vision and success in leveraging Internet of Things
(IoT) technology to support multiple applications for a broad range of
smart utility and smart city solutions.

“Itron was recognized as a leader because of its global reach,
technological innovation, ability to deliver and its strong strategic
alliances,” said Richelle Elberg, principal research analyst at Navigant
Research. “Leaders in the FAN market are enjoying large project wins and
are proactively broadening their technology and solution offering

“As the largest and most successful utility FAN vendor worldwide, we
have deployed more than 200 million connected devices from smart meters
to battery modules to streetlights and DA endpoints,” said Sharelynn
Moore, senior vice president of Networked Solutions at Itron. “We are
proud to be recognized as the Leader in FAN networking by Navigant
Research and feel that this recognition affirms our commitment to safely
and reliably deliver proven results to utilities and cities around the

About Itron

Itron enables utilities and cities to safely, securely and reliably
deliver critical infrastructure services 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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