Demonstrates commitment to building a more sustainable future –

RALEIGH, N.C., April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ –Elster (NYSE: ELT) announced that its EnergyICT business unit has become a partner of Sustainable Silicon Valley (SSV). The partnership’s objective is to improve sustainability in the Silicon Valley region.

EnergyICT joins more than 130 SSV partners seeking a more sustainable future. Acquired in 2009 by Elster, EnergyICT provides premier energy management services and meter data management services to utilities, energy suppliers and end customers.

SSV is a non-profit consortium working to create the conditions, expertise and tools toward building a sustainable future in Silicon Valley. SSV hosts multiple programs aimed at uniting and assisting partners in developing strategies that increase sustainability of their operations, as well as creating smart, sustainable infrastructure for energy, water and other resources.

“As an industry leader in efficiently monitoring and distributing energy resources, we are pleased to welcome Elster EnergyICT to our organization,” said Marianna Grossman, executive director of SSV.

“We look forward to Elster EnergyICT’s thought leadership in operations and resource management to help move us forward,” Grossman added.

“Sustainable Silicon Valley is a catalyst for sustainability collaboration within a diverse community,” said Claude Godin, president of EnergyICT (North America).

“Our partnership in SSV is an expression of our commitment to becoming a more sustainable organization and to helping our customers and suppliers become more sustainable through our products and services as well,” Godin added.

Elster EnergyICT is proud to be a Sustainable Silicon Valley Summit sponsor and exhibitor on May 24, 2012, in participation with thought leaders, entrepreneurs and decision makers from business, government, utilities and NGOs who will collaborate and inspire action on global Water Energy Smart Technology issues at the 3rd Annual WEST Summit, being held at Santa Clara University, Locatelli Center.

About Elster

Elster (NYSE: ELT) is one of the world’s largest electricity, gas and water measurement and control providers. Its offerings include distribution monitoring and control, advanced smart metering, demand response, networking and software solutions, and numerous related communications and services – key components for enabling consumer choice, operational efficiency and conservation. Its products and solutions are widely used by utilities in the traditional and emerging Smart Grid markets.

Elster has one of the most extensive installed revenue measurement bases in the world, with more than 200 million metering devices deployed over the course of the last 10 years. It sells its products and services in more than 130 countries across electricity, gas, water and multi-utility applications for residential, commercial and industrial, and transmission and distribution applications.

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