This excerpt taken from the ITRI DEF 14A filed Mar 11, 2005.
SHAREHOLDER PROPOSALS FOR 2006
Under the SECs proxy rules, shareholder proposals that meet specified conditions may be included in our proxy statement and proxy for the 2006 annual meeting. Under Exchange Act Rules 14a-5(e) and 14a-8(e), shareholders that intend to present a proposal at our 2006 annual meeting must give us written notice of the proposal not later than December 2, 2005 for the proposal to be considered for inclusion in our proxy materials for that meeting. In addition, shareholders desiring to submit nominations for the election of directors or proposals that will not be included in our proxy materials must do so in accordance with the advance notice provisions and other applicable requirements set forth in our bylaws. Our bylaws provide that the notice of proposals not submitted for inclusion in our proxy materials must be received by Itron at least 90 days and not more than 120 days prior to the anniversary date of the prior years annual meeting and that the notice of nominations for election of directors must be received at least 60 days and not more than 90 days prior to the date of our annual meeting. Shareholders who intend to present proposals at the 2006 annual meeting that will not be included in our proxy materials must provide to our Corporate Secretary written notice of the business they wish to propose no later than February 1, 2006 and no sooner than January 2, 2006, assuming the annual meeting is held on Tuesday, May 2, 2006. Our timely receipt of a proposal by a qualified shareholder will not guarantee the proposals inclusion in our proxy materials or presentation at the 2006 annual meeting, because there are other requirements in the proxy rules. We reserve the right to reject, rule out of order or take other appropriate action with respect to any proposal that does not comply with all applicable requirements of the SECs proxy rules, state law and our bylaws.
Shareholder proposals should be directed to our Corporate Secretary, Itron, Inc., P.O. Box 15288, Spokane, Washington 99215-5288.