MDA signs up new customer for its UK Valuation Information Solution



    RICHMOND, BC, Feb. 13 /CNW/ - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.
(TSX: MDA), a provider of essential information solutions, announced today
that its U.K. subsidiary xit2 is providing the Stroud and Swindon Building
Society (Stroud & Swindon) with its valuation information solution. Stroud &
Swindon, the 14th largest Building Society in the U.K., will incorporate
xit2's valuation information solution to manage the information exchange
between its existing panel manager, Countrywide Panel Management Services, and
their panel of chartered surveyors.
    MDA's valuation solution is a proprietary Internet-based
business-to-business solution, which connects the country's lenders with
surveyor panel managers and their panel of chartered surveyors (the equivalent
of appraisers in North America). Through this solution, MDA manages the
interface between lenders and surveyors, which includes surveyor selection,
secure electronic document exchange, valuation report generation, payment
disbursements, and Quality Assurance services to ensure full compliance with
the lender's requirements.

    About MDA

    MDA provides advanced information solutions that capture and process vast
amounts of data, produce essential information, and improve the decision
making and operational performance of business and government organizations
worldwide.
    Focused on markets and customers with strong repeat business potential,
MDA delivers a broad spectrum of information solutions, ranging from complex
operational systems, to tailored information services, to electronic
information products.
    MDA employs more than 3,000 people in locations across the United States,
the United Kingdom, and Canada. The Company's common shares trade on the
Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol TSX:MDA.

    Related Websites:

    www.mdacorporation.com
    www.stroudandswindon.co.uk

    Forward-Looking Statement
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    This release contains forward-looking statements and information, which
reflect the current view of MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. with
respect to future events and financial performance. Any such forward-looking
statements are subject to risks and uncertainties and MDA's actual results of
operations could differ materially from historical results or current
expectations. Additional information on these and other potential factors that
could affect MDA's financial results are detailed in documents filed from time
to time with the applicable Canadian securities regulatory authorities.

    The Toronto Stock Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved the form
    or content of this release.





For further information:

For further information: Wendy Keyzer, MDA External Relations, (604)
231-2743, wendy@mdacorporation.com


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