Elster Group SE is a provider of gas, electricity and water meters and related communications, networking and software solutions with operations in more than 30 countries. The Company’s portfolio of products and solutions are used to measure gas, electricity and water consumption, as well as enable energy efficiency and conservation. It sells its products and solutions to utilities, distributors and industrial customers across gas, electricity, water and multi-utility settings for use in residential and commercial and industrial (C&I) settings. The products and services are offered in more than 130 countries for both residential and commercial and industrial customers. The Company refers to the meters, communications networks and related software solutions that have been developed in response to these imperatives as Smart Grid solutions. Smart Grid solutions use these components and related applications designed to optimize functionality for utilities and their end customers.