Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ:ITRI) announced today that it has been ranked number one across multiple categories in a new global water meter market analysis report. The ranking, published by IMS Research, solidifies Itron as a preferred partner for utilities worldwide for metering and communication technologies. The IMS report, an annual assessment of global water meter sales, notes that Itron has the leading position globally for total water meter and communication module shipments. Itron is also ranked a top supplier across a number of smart water metering categories in Latin America, EMEA and North America. The World Market for Water Meters—2013 Edition, authored by Nicole Tuggle, estimates Itron to hold a 10 percent share of demand for Total Water Meter unit shipments. Once again, Itron’s reliable water metering technology is shipped to more customers around the world than any other meter supplier. “We feel honored to again be recognized by IMS as the leading supplier of water meters and communication modules,” said Gavin van Tonder, president of Itron’s water business. “We take our leadership position seriously. Water is an essential resource and one that is becoming increasingly scarce. Our commitment is always to use our expertise to offer innovative solutions that will effectively help worldwide water resource challenges for our customers.” As a global leader in water resource management, Itron’s high-end metering technologies help utility customers large and small conserve water, reduce operational costs and improve customer service. 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: www.itron.com.