MI Developments announces appointment of Interim Chief Executive Officer



    AURORA, ON, Aug. 14 /CNW/ - MI Developments Inc. (MID) (TSX: MIM.A,
MIM.B; NYSE:   MIM) today announced the appointment of Dennis Mills as MID's
Interim Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Mills has served
as MID's Vice-Chairman and a member of the MID Board of Directors since August
2004. From 1984 to 1987, Mr. Mills was Vice-President at Magna International
Inc., where he again worked over the past several years. In addition, Mr.
Mills served as Magna Entertainment Corp.'s Vice-Chairman from November 2004
until August 2007. Previously, Mr. Mills served as a Member of Parliament in
Canada's federal parliament from 1988 to 2004.
    Frank Stronach, MID's Chairman, stated, "It is very important that MID
has constructive communications with shareholders, and I believe that Dennis
is an excellent communicator who will be able to facilitate a productive
dialogue. Dennis also has a long-standing association with MID, Magna and MEC.
I believe that these traits will serve him well and that he will make a very
positive contribution as MID continues to evaluate its investment in MEC and
works to reestablish its relationship with Magna."

    About MID

    MID is a real estate operating company focusing primarily on the
ownership, leasing, management, acquisition and development of a predominantly
industrial rental portfolio for Magna International Inc. and its subsidiaries
in North America and Europe. MID also acquires land that it intends to develop
for mixed-use and residential projects. MID holds a controlling interest in
Magna Entertainment Corp., North America's number one owner and operator of
horse racetracks, based on revenue, and one of the world's leading suppliers,
via simulcasting, of live horse racing content to the growing intertrack,
off-track and account wagering markets.





For further information:

For further information: about this press release, please contact
Richard Smith, MID's Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer, at
(905) 726-7507

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