Itron, Inc.
ITRON INC /WA/ (Form: 4, Received: 12/22/2017 16:14:31)
FORM 4
[ ] Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).         
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES
                                                                                  
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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      

1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *

SCOPIA CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LP
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol

ITRON INC /WA/ [ ITRI ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)

_____ Director                      __ X __ 10% Owner
_____ Officer (give title below)      _____ Other (specify below)
(Last)          (First)          (Middle)

152 WEST 57TH STREET, 33RD FLOOR
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)

12/20/2017
(Street)

NEW YORK, NY 10019
(City)        (State)        (Zip)
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (MM/DD/YYYY)

 
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)

___ Form filed by One Reporting Person
_ X _ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Trans. Date 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 3. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock   12/20/2017     P (1)    16901   A $68.9778   5132681   I   See Footnotes   (2) (3) (4)
Common Stock   12/21/2017     P (1)    22024   A $69.7986   5154705   I   See Footnotes   (2) (3) (4)

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned ( e.g. , puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Trans. Date 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 4. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  The purchases reported in this Form 4 were effected pursuant to a Rule 10b5-1 trading plan adopted by Scopia Capital Management LP ("Scopia Management") on December 8, 2017.
(2)  Shares of common stock of Itron, Inc. (the "Issuer") that are held in the accounts of several investment funds, including Scopia Long LLC, Scopia Windmill Fund LP, Scopia LB LLC, Scopia International Master Fund LP, Scopia PX LLC, Scopia PX International Master Fund LP, Scopia Partners LLC, Scopia LB International Master Fund LP, Scopia Long International Master Fund LP and Scopia Long QP LLC, and a certain managed account (together, the "Investment Vehicles") for which Scopia Management serves as the investment manager. Each of the Investment Vehicles individually holds less than 10% of the Issuer's outstanding shares of common stock. Scopia Management, as the investment manager of the Investment Vehicles, may be deemed to indirectly beneficially own the shares of common stock of the Issuer held directly by the Investment Vehicles because Scopia Management has voting and investment power over such securities.
(3)  (Continued from Footnote 2) In addition, Scopia Management, Inc. ("Scopia Inc."), as general partner of Scopia Management, and Matthew Sirovich and Jeremy Mindich, as Managing Directors of Scopia Inc., may be deemed to indirectly beneficially own the shares of common stock of the Issuer held directly by the Investment Vehicles because each of Scopia Inc., Mr. Sirovich and Mr. Mindich may be deemed to exercise voting and investment power over such securities. Further, Scopia Management, Scopia Inc. and Messrs. Sirovich and Mindich may be deemed to have a pecuniary interest in a portion of the securities held directly by the Investment Vehicles due to Scopia Management's right to receive performance-based allocations.
(4)  Each of Scopia Management, Scopia Inc. and Messrs. Sirovich and Mindich disclaims beneficial ownership of the securities reported herein except to the extent of his or its pecuniary interest therein, and this report shall not be deemed an admission that any of Scopia Management, Scopia Inc. or Messrs. Sirovich and Mindich is the beneficial owner of such securities for purposes of Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or for any other purpose.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
SCOPIA CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LP
152 WEST 57TH STREET, 33RD FLOOR
NEW YORK, NY 10019

X

Scopia Management, Inc.
152 WEST 57TH STREET, 33RD FLOOR
NEW YORK, NY 10019

X

SIROVICH MATTHEW
152 WEST 57TH STREET, 33RD FLOOR
NEW YORK, NY 10019

X

MINDICH JEREMY
152 WEST 57TH STREET, 33RD FLOOR
NEW YORK, NY 10019

X


Signatures
SCOPIA CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LP, By: Scopia Management, Inc., its general partner, Name: /s/ Matthew Sirovich, Title: Managing Director 12/22/2017
** Signature of Reporting Person Date

SCOPIA MANAGEMENT, INC., Name: /s/ Matthew Sirovich, Title: Managing Director 12/22/2017
** Signature of Reporting Person Date

MATTHEW SIROVICH, Name: /s/ Matthew Sirovich 12/22/2017
** Signature of Reporting Person Date

JEREMY MINDICH, Name: /s/ Jeremy Mindich 12/22/2017
** Signature of Reporting Person Date


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                                                                    Exhibit 99.1

                         Form 4 Joint Filer Information

Name:                                         Scopia Management, Inc.

Address:                                      152 West 57th Street, 33rd Floor
                                              New York, NY 10019

Date of Event Requiring Statement:            12/20/17


Name:                                         Matthew Sirovich

Address:                                      152 West 57th Street, 33rd Floor
                                              New York, NY 10019

Date of Event Requiring Statement:            12/20/17


Name:                                         Jeremy Mindich

Address:                                      152 West 57th Street, 33rd Floor
                                              New York, NY 10019

Date of Event Requiring Statement:            12/20/17