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Item 8.01 Other Events.
On February 15, 2012, Itron signed an Agreement and Plan of Merger (Merger Agreement) with SmartSynch, Inc. (SmartSynch). SmartSynch is a provider of point-to-point smart grid solutions that utilize cellular networks for communications. SmartSynch and Itron have partnered for more than a decade, delivering integrated solutions to some of Itron's largest smart grid customers. Itron and SmartSynch's technologies are complementary and together provide options to tailor solutions for multiple customer scenarios.
The estimated total purchase price of SmartSynch is approximately $100 million in cash. Completion of this acquisition is expected in the second quarter of 2012.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, hereunto duly authorized.