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DataCol to distribute Itron's water metering systems

DataCol to distribute Itron's water metering products and systems under partnership agreement

LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. and CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — July 21, 2014

Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI) and DataCol announced today a partnership to bring integrated data platforms to New Zealand which will deliver higher levels of data services to the Water sector. Integrated Data Platforms help Water Utilities to deliver higher levels of service, improve financial performance and better manage infrastructure decisions for the future. DataCol, one of Australasia's leading water sector-focused data companies, will distribute Itron's technology solutions within New Zealand.

Water management will remain a key issue for the New Zealand economy. Under this partnership, DataCol will also provide technologies and services that complement Itron's technology portfolio to provide utilities with a complete solution to reduce their Non-Revenue Water, improve their financial performance, enhance their customer services and their brand.

"The partnership will enable water utilities in New Zealand to leverage data to become more resourceful in the way they manage their water." said Dominique Lerouge, Vice-President, Sales, Marketing and Delivery for Water and Heat, APAC. "We hope it will help facilitate the New Zealand water industry to take advantage of best-in-class technology and services to manage water efficiently, enable their customers to feel empowered and in-control and to offer long term affordable yet sustainable water and waste water supply."

"DataCol has been proactive in the area of water management and conservation by providing strategic advice and resources to utilities, local government and the country’s large agricultural sector. As a partnership, Itron and DataCol have the opportunity to play a leading role in implementing reform across New Zealand's water sector. Itron offers global best practice ideas and technology in the area of water management, which will help DataCol continue to innovate with our solutions in the New Zealand market," said Bruce Franks, CEO of DataCol.

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; start here:

About DataCol

DataCol provides technology and services that help organisations gather field data from meters and other measurement devices in the electricity, gas and water sectors. We also add value to this data by aggregating and presenting it to our customers electronically so they can use for billing, customer service, checking compliance and other activities.

We manage millions of records per year and turn that into useful commercial information. This helps them make better decisions and drive cash flow.

With a heritage in providing solutions to electricity, gas and water utilities in Australia and New Zealand, DataCol is now partnering with a network of companies to deliver solutions to agricultural and other sectors.

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