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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jon Eliassen

69 2010 Independent Chairman of the Board

Philip Mezey

56 2013 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Lynda Ziegler

64 2015 Vice Chairman of the Board

Thomas Deitrich

49 2015 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

William Schmitz

64 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Shannon Votava

56 2016 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Michel Cadieux

59 2014 Senior Vice President - Human Resources

Kirby Dyess

69 2006 Independent Director

Charles Gaylord

71 2006 Independent Director

Thomas Glanville

58 2001 Independent Director

Frank Jaehnert

58 2015 Independent Director

Jerome Lande

40 2016 Independent Director

Timothy Leyden

64 2015 Independent Director

Peter Mainz

52 2016 Independent Director

Daniel Pelino

59 2014 Independent Director

Gary Pruitt

66 2006 Independent Director

Diana Tremblay

56 2015 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Jon Eliassen

Mr. Jon E. Eliassen is Independent Chairman of the Board of Itron Inc., since January 1, 2010. He also currently serves as the president and chief executive officer of Red Lion Hotels Corporation, a New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) traded company headquartered in Spokane, Washington, a position he has held since January 2010. From 2003 until 2007, Mr. Eliassen was president and chief executive officer of the Spokane Area Economic Development Council, and from 1970 until 2003, he held numerous positions within Avista Corporation, a company involved in the production, transmission, and distribution of electricity and natural gas, before retiring in 2003 as senior vice president and chief financial officer, a position he had held since 1986. In addition, Mr. Eliassen is a member of the board of directors of IT Lifeline, a privately held technology company, and Red Lion Hotels Corporation.

Philip Mezey

Mr. Philip C. Mezey is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Itron Inc., since January 1, 2013. He was President and Chief Operating Officer of Itron’s Energy segment from March 2011 until December 31, 2012. Effective January 1, 2013, he was elected Itron’s President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Mezey joined Itron in March 2003 as Managing Director of Software Development for Itron’s Energy Management Solutions Group as part of Itron’s acquisition of Silicon Energy Corp., where he had most recently served as its Senior Vice President of Product Development and Strategy. Mr. Mezey was promoted to Group Vice President and Manager of Software Solutions in 2004. In 2005, he became Senior Vice President Software Solutions, and in 2007 Mr. Mezey became Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Itron North America. Mr. Mezey brings to the Board more than 13 years of experience in research and development, manufacturing, and business development for metering software and related services. While at Silicon Energy Corp., he managed the marketing department, and was directly involved with a number of mergers and acquisitions prior to Itron’s acquisition of that company. During his tenure at Itron, he has had extensive exposure to international systems and utilities throughout the world, and, as the only employee director, Mr. Mezey provides the Board with valuable insight into management’s views and perspectives, as well as the day-to-day operations of Itron.

Lynda Ziegler

Ms. Lynda L. Ziegler is Vice Chairman of the Board of Itron, Inc. She was Independent Director of Itron, Inc. Ziegler has been an independent member of the Itron board since February 2013. She brings extensive experience in the energy industry to the board. In September 2012, she retired from Southern California Edison (SCE), one of the largest electric utilities in the U.S. and part of Edison International. Ziegler was responsible for the successful automation of nearly 5 million meters and associated supporting systems as a part of SCE's Edison SmartConnect ® program. Ms. Ziegler recently retired from Southern California Edison (SCE), one of the electric utilities in the U.S., whose parent is Edison International. During her tenure at SCE, she held various management positions related to customer program offerings, customer service, development, communication and implementation of energy efficiency programs, marketing and communication of smart meters, and generally led all aspects of delivering power to almost 5 million customers. From 2006 to 2011, Ms. Ziegler was Senior Vice President of Customer Service, and from January 1, 2011 until her retirement in September of 2012, she served as Executive Vice President of Power Delivery Services, where she was responsible for transmission and distribution construction and maintenance, customer service, information technology (IT), and support services including procurement and real estate management. In the past she has served on the advisory committee for power delivery and utilization at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), and currently serves as a founding member of the Board of the Association for Women in Water and Energy.

Thomas Deitrich

Mr. Thomas L. Deitrich is Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President Itron, Inc. Currently, Mr. Deitrich is Senior Vice President and General Manager for Digital Networking at Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. (Freescale) and has been in this position since 2012. Prior to his current role, he was Senior Vice President and General Manager of Freescale’s RF, Analog, Sensor, and Cellular Products Group from 2009 to 2012. Mr. Deitrich had other roles of increasing responsibility at Freescale from 2006 to 2009. Prior to Freescale, Mr. Deitrich worked for Flextronics International, Inc., Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications, Inc., and General Electric Company.

William Schmitz

Mr. William Mark Schmitz is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. Before joining Itron, Mr. Schmitz was CFO at Alghanim Industries, a global, multi-industry corporation headquartered in Kuwait, from March 2009 to December 2013. From August 2007 to October 2008, he was Executive Vice President and CFO at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company. He served as Vice President and CFO at Tyco International’s Fire and Security Segment from January 2003 to July 2007.

Shannon Votava

Ms. Shannon M. Votava serves as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of Itron, Inc. Ms. Votava joined Itron in May 2010 as Assistant General Counsel and was promoted to Vice President and General Counsel on January 1, 2012, and she assumed the responsibilities of Corporate Secretary on January 1, 2013. Before joining Itron, Ms. Votava was Associate General Counsel, Commercial at Cooper Industries plc from October 2008 to April 2010 and General Counsel at Honeywell Electronic Materials, Inc. from 2003 to October 2008.

Michel Cadieux

Mr. Michel C. Cadieux is Senior Vice President - Human Resources of the Company. He is responsible for leading Itron’s global Human Resources department. Before joining Itron, Mr. Cadieux was Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Security at Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. from 2008 to 2012. He worked at Advanced Micro Devices from 2000 to 2008, where he was Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Chief Talent Officer.

Kirby Dyess

Ms. Kirby A. Dyess is Independent Director of Itron Inc., since May 9, 2006. Ms. Dyess is a principal in Austin Capital Management LLC where she invests in and assists early stage companies. Prior to forming Austin Capital Management LLC in 2003, Ms. Dyess spent 23 years at Intel Corporation where she most recently served as its corporate vice president and as director of operations for Intel Capital, until her retirement in December 2002. While at Intel, she also served as vice president and director of new business development and corporate vice president and director of human resources worldwide. Ms. Dyess serves on the board of directors of Viasystems Group Inc., a public company whose shares are traded on NASDAQ. She also serves on the board of Complí, a privately-held company that provides compliance software to companies, and chairs the board of Prolifiq SW Inc., a privately-held enterprise software company. She has served as vice president and president of the Oregon Board of Higher Education, and served on its board from 2004 to 2009. In 2009, Ms. Dyess was elected to the board of directors of Portland General Electric (PGE), a public utility whose shares are traded on NYSE.

Charles Gaylord

Mr. Charles H. Gaylord, Jr., is Independent Director of Itron Inc., since May 9, 2006. Mr. Gaylord has been a private technology investor focusing on software and communications since 1994. Until his retirement in 1994, Mr. Gaylord was executive vice president for Intuit Inc., a developer of personal and small business finance software programs such as “Quicken” and “QuickBooks”. From 1990 to 1993, he served as chairman and chief executive officer of ChipSoft, Inc., the original publisher of the tax preparation software program “TurboTax”. Mr. Gaylord is a member of the board of directors and a member of the compensation committee of Proximetry Inc., a privately-held company, and a member of the advisory board of Technology Crossover Ventures I, an investment firm that invests primarily in private and public information technology companies.

Thomas Glanville

Mr. Thomas S. Glanville is Independent Director of Itron Inc., since 2001. Mr. Glanville has been managing partner of both Eschelon Energy Partners, LP, an energy industry private equity firm, and Eschelon Advisors, a financial and strategic consulting firm to energy/utility industry principals, since 2003. From 1999-2002, Mr. Glanville served as vice president of technology and new ventures for Reliant Energy, Inc., one of the world’s international energy services companies, and its affiliate, Reliant Resources, Inc. He currently serves on the boards of directors of the following privately-held oil and gas exploration and production companies: Chroma Exploration and Production, Inc.; Strand Energy, L.L.C.; and Passenger Energy Partners, LLC. He is currently chairman of the Texas Tri-Cities branch (Houston, Austin, San Antonio) of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD).

Frank Jaehnert

Mr. Frank M. Jeahnert is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Jaehnert held several roles from 1995 to 2013 with Brady Corporation, a publicly traded manufacturer and marketer of complete solutions that identify and protect premises, products and people. This included President and Chief Executive Officer from 2003 to 2013, Senior Vice President and President of a business line from 2002 to 2003, and Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 1996 to 2001. Prior to joining Brady Corporation, Mr. Jaehnert held various financial and management positions for Robert Bosch GmbH, a German entity. Mr. Jaehnert serves on the board of directors of Nordson Corporation, which he joined in 2012, and Briggs & Stratton Corporation, which he joined in 2014. Nordson (NASDAQ: “NDSN”) and Briggs & Stratton (NYSE: “BGG”) are both publicly traded large manufacturing companies. Mr. Jaehnert also serves on the audit and finance committees of Briggs & Stratton and the audit committee of Nordson. Mr. Jaehnert has extensive, broad-based international business and executive management and leadership experience. Mr. Jaehnert’s diverse background and his experience with geographic expansion and acquisitions as well as his experience serving on other public company boards bring valuable perspectives to the Board.

Jerome Lande

Mr. Jerome J. Lande is Independent Director of the Company. Jerome J. Lande is the managing partner of Coppersmith Capital which he co-founded in April 2012. Previously, Lande was a partner at MCM Capital Management, LLC ("MCM"), from January 2006 until February 2012, and served as an executive vice president at MCM from January 2005 until he left the company. MCM was the general partner of MMI Investments, L.P., a small-cap deep value fund where Lande was responsible for all areas of portfolio management. He served as a vice president of MCM from February 2002 to January 2005 and as an associate from January 1999 to February 2002. Lande served as corporate development officer of Key Components, Inc., a global diversified industrial manufacturer that was formerly an SEC reporting company, from January 1999 until its acquisition by Actuant Corporation in February 2004. Lande holds a B.A. from Cornell University.

Timothy Leyden

Mr. Timothy M. Leyden is Independent Director of Company. Mr. Leyden has been associated with Western Digital Corporation (WDC), a NASDAQ company that manufactures hard-disk drives (HDDs) used to record, store and recall volumes of data. WDC is also a leader in solid-state drives (SSDs). He served as WDC’s Executive Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer from 2007 to 2010, and as its Chief Operating Officer from 2010 to 2012. He served as President of Western Digital, one of WDC’s two operating subsidiaries, from 2012 to 2013, and then returned to WDC as its Chief Financial Officer in 2013 until January 2015, when he retired. WDC currently has manufacturing facilities in the U.S., China, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand, as well as sales offices worldwide. Prior to joining WDC, Mr. Leyden was Vice President and then Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer for Sage Software PLC, a customized software solutions business, from 2001 to 2007. Mr. Leyden serves on the board of directors of Oakgate Technology, Inc., a privately-held company that provides test, validation and benchmarking products and services to the storage industry. He also serves on the board of directors of Virtium LLC, a private company that provides storage and memory innovation for various imbedded industrial segments. Mr. Leyden brings to the Board a mix of financial and operational experience (in both hardware and software industries), in addition to a background that includes mergers and acquisitions and integration experience related to the assimilation of acquired companies into both WDC and Sage Software. His prior experience with overseeing global manufacturing, engineering, marketing, and sales operations, when combined with his financial and accounting background, adds a depth of international insight to the Board.

Peter Mainz

Mr. Peter Mainz is an Independent Director of the Company. He has more than 20 years of financial and communication systems business expertise that includes deep operational and commercial executive leadership experience. Most recently, Mainz served as president, chief executive officer and a director of Sensus, a global solutions company offering smart meters, communications systems, software and services for the electric, gas and water industries, which was created as the result of a private equity spin out of a division of Invensys plc. Prior to that, he served as the chief financial officer of Sensus and later was appointed as the executive vice president of operations. Prior to Sensus, he served as vice president of finance for various economic zones for Invensys plc. He also previously held executive roles at IBM and Schlumberger. Mainz holds a B.S. in Business Administration and Computer Science from Johannes Kepler University Linz in Austria and an MBA from Texas A&M University.

Daniel Pelino

Mr. Daniel S. Pelino is Independent Director of ITRON, Inc. Mr. Pelino joined International Business Machines Corp (IBM) in 1980, and currently serves as General Manager of its public sector business, with a focus on government, education, healthcare, and life sciences industries, including IBM’s Smarter Cities initiative. Mr. Pelino is a recognized expert in the public sector. He and his team have helped organizations, states and countries transform and digitize their systems. Additionally, he has advised government officials around the world, is a frequent contributor to the public sector dialogue having appeared on numerous news media programs, and has been quoted in various national and global publications. Mr. Pelino currently serves on the executive committee for the Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative and on the board of directors of the Healthcare Executive Network. Mr. Pelino provides the Board with a strong background in technology, brand marketing, and business innovation and development. With his worldwide experience in governmental business and strategies, he brings a current global business perspective to the Board. In addition, Mr. Pelino’s knowledge of digitized services created for economic development adds invaluable insight to the Company’s smart metering systems and strategies for its utility customers.

Gary Pruitt

Mr. Gary E. Pruitt is Independent Director of Itron Inc., since October 1, 2006. From 2002 until his retirement in October 2009, Mr. Pruitt was chairman and chief executive officer of Univar N.V., a chemical distribution company with distribution centers in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. He had been associated with Univar and related entities since 1978 and held a variety of senior management positions within Univar and Van Waters & Rogers, Inc., which ultimately became Vopak USA Inc. Mr. Pruitt worked at Arthur Andersen & Co. as a chartered accountant from 1973 through 1977. He currently serves on the board of Premera Blue Cross, and on the boards of directors of the following NYSE traded companies: Public Storage, Inc.; Esterline Technologies Corporation; and PS Business Parks, Inc.

Diana Tremblay

Ms. Diana D. Tremblay is Independent Director of the Company. Since July 2013, Ms. Tremblay has served as the Vice President of Global Business Services of General Motors Company (NYSE: GM). She has been with that company since 1977, and during her tenure at GM, she has held a variety of positions in engineering, manufacturing and labor relations, including direct operational responsibility for over 50,000 employees. As leader of the newly formed Global Business Services business unit, she is charged with streamlining administrative processes around the world to improve service quality, reduce complexity, and achieve cost efficiencies in such areas as finance, human resources, real estate, purchasing, asset management, and master data. Ms. Tremblay brings to the Board her broad business experience that includes her previous roles at GM as an engineer, plant manager, head of manufacturing, and lead labor relations negotiator, which together with her knowledge of business services and global manufacturing processes, provide additional international, administrative, and manufacturing perspectives to the Board.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Jon Eliassen

230,000

Philip Mezey

3,033,320

Lynda Ziegler

196,969

Thomas Deitrich

4,551,290

William Schmitz

1,186,530

Shannon Votava

722,313

Michel Cadieux

996,526

Kirby Dyess

180,000

Charles Gaylord

176,469

Thomas Glanville

184,969

Frank Jaehnert

130,751

Jerome Lande

43,838

Timothy Leyden

174,946

Peter Mainz

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Daniel Pelino

168,219

Gary Pruitt

176,152

Diana Tremblay

127,092
As Of  30 Dec 2015