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Itron Announces Third Quarter 2012 Financial Results

GAAP net income and diluted EPS for the quarter and nine month period was $35 million, or 89 cents per share, and $92 million, or $2.31 per share. This compares to a net loss of $517 million, or $12.70 per share, and $456 million, or $11.21 per share in the same periods in 2011. The 2012 net income for the quarter was positively impacted by decreased interest expense. The net income for the nine month period of 2012 was positively impacted by decreased interest expense which was partially offset by an increase in tax expense driven by discrete tax benefits recognized in the prior year.

Non-GAAP operating expenses exclude amortization of intangibles, restructuring charges, acquisition related expenses and the impairment of goodwill. Non-GAAP operating expenses for the quarter and nine month period increased $1 million and $14 million over the 2011 respective periods. Foreign currency favorably impacted non-GAAP operating expenses by $7 million in the quarter and $17 million in the first nine months of 2012. Excluding the impact of foreign currency, non-GAAP operating expenses increased for both periods due to increased global sales and marketing activity and product development. Non-GAAP operating income was $54 million and $176 million for the quarter and nine month period, compared with $60 million and $192 million in the same periods in 2011. Changes in foreign currency rates reduced non-GAAP operating income $3 million in the quarter and $6 million in the first nine months of 2012.

Non-GAAP net income and diluted EPS for the quarter and nine month period was $39 million, or 97 cents per share, and $122 million, or $3.04 per share. This compares to $38 million or 92 cents per share, and $127 million, or $3.10 per share in the same periods in 2011. The decrease in non-GAAP net income for the quarter was due to lower revenue, partially offset by improved gross margin and decreased interest expense. The decrease in non-GAAP net income for the nine month period was due to lower revenue, higher operating expenses and increased tax expense, partially offset by improved gross margin and decreased interest expense.

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