Spokane, WA, January 27, 2003 — Itron Inc., a technology provider and critical source of knowledge to the global energy and water industries, announced recently that the Federal Trade Commission and Department of Justice have granted early termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 with respect to its proposed acquisition of Silicon Energy Corp.
As a result of receiving HSR clearance, one of the conditions required to complete the proposed transaction has been satisfied. About Itron: More than 2,000 utilities worldwide rely on Itron technology to deliver the knowledge they require to optimize the delivery and use of energy and water.
Itron delivers value to its clients by providing industry-leading solutions for meter data collection, energy information management, demand side management and response, load forecasting, analysis and consulting services, transmission and distribution system design and optimization, web-based workforce automation, C&I customer care and residential energy management.
For more information visit Itron’s website at www.itron.com. For more information please contact: Mima Scarpelli, Vice-president, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications Itron, Inc. (509) 891-3565 firstname.lastname@example.org