MDA SSL names seasoned professional as senior Vice President of U.S. Government Business

PALO ALTO, CA, Oct. 27, 2016 /CNW/ - Space Systems Loral (SSL), a leading provider of innovative satellites and spacecraft systems, today announced that Richard White has assumed the role of Senior Vice President - Business Development, Government Systems at SSL.  Mr. White has been working with the U.S. Government for over 30 years to provide advanced mission critical solutions.

"I am extremely pleased to have Mr. White join the management team that will lead our growth in U.S. Government business," said Howard Lance, CEO of SSL MDA Holdings.  "Mr. White is an experienced senior executive with deep knowledge and access across numerous agencies and departments of the U.S. Government including Defense, Intelligence, and Civilian. He has held leadership positions in general management, programs management, engineering, and business development across multiple mission areas. These include intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, satellite antennas and payloads, and cyber security."

Mr. White was previously Chief Executive Officer at Capstone Corporation, a privately held services provider to the U.S. Government.  Before that he served in senior management roles at Harris Corporation from 1982 to 2013.

Mr. White is a graduate of the University of Toledo with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. He earned a master's degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from the Florida Institute of Technology.  He resides in Reston, Virginia, and is based at the SSL Government Systems office in northern Virginia.

About SSL

Space Systems Loral (SSL) is a leading provider of commercial satellites with broad expertise to support satellite operators and innovative space related missions. The company designs and manufactures spacecraft for services such as direct-to-home television, video content distribution, broadband internet, mobile communications, and Earth observation. As a Silicon Valley innovator for more than 50 years, SSL's advanced product line also includes state-of-the-art small satellites, and sophisticated robotics and automation solutions for remote operations.  For more information, visit www.sslmda.com.

About MDA

MDA is a global communications and information company providing operational solutions to commercial and government organizations worldwide.

MDA's business is focused on markets and customers with strong repeat business potential, primarily in the Communications sector and the Surveillance and Intelligence sector. In addition, the Company conducts a significant amount of advanced technology development.

MDA's established global customer base is served by more than 4,800 employees operating from 15 locations in the United States, Canada, and internationally.

The Company's common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "MDA."

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Forward-Looking Statements
This release contains forward-looking statements and information, which reflect the current view of MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. ("MDA" or the "Company") with respect to future events and financial performance.  The forward-looking statements in this regard include statements regarding the pursuit of certain government contracts.  Any such forward-looking statements are based on MDA's current expectations, estimates, projections and assumptions in light of its experience and its perception of historical trends. The factors and assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements in this release include, but are not limited to, contracts with any government agency not being terminated.  Any such forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations. MDA cautions readers that should certain risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary significantly from those expected. The risks that could cause actual results to differ from current expectations include, but are not limited to: changes in government regulations, priorities, mandates, policies, funding levels and contracts.

For additional information with respect to certain of these risks or factors, plus additional risks or factors, reference should be made to the Company's continuous disclosure materials filed from time to time with Canadian securities regulatory authorities, which are available online under the Company's profile at www.sedar.com or on the Company's website at www.mdacorporation.com.

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

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

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