MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. Report on Voting Results from the 2013 Annual Meeting of Shareholders

RICHMOND, BC, May 8, 2013 /CNW/ - The following matters were voted upon at the Annual General Meeting of the Shareholders of MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (TSX: MDA) ("MDA" or the "Corporation") held on May 6, 2013 in Richmond, British Columbia.  A total of approximately 30,740,928 common shares (85.36% of the outstanding common shares) were represented in person or by proxy at the meeting.  Each of the matters is described in greater detail in the 2013 Notice of Annual Meeting of Shareholders and Management Proxy Circular dated March 28, 2013 (the "Circular").

1. Election of Directors

The following seven nominees were elected as Directors of the Corporation to serve until the next annual meeting of shareholders of the Corporation, or until their successors are elected or appointed, by the following votes:

Name of Nominee
Votes For
Votes Withheld
Robert L. Phillips       30,011,534     97.63%   729,394     2.37%
Daniel E. Friedmann     30,696,803     99.86%   44,125     0.14%
Brian C. Bentz     30,619,449     99.60%   121,479     0.40%
Thomas S. Chambers     30,618,887     99.60%   122,041     0.40%
Dennis H. Chookaszian     30,570,232     99.44%   170,696     0.56%
Brian G. Kenning     30,561,520     99.42%   179,408     0.58%
Fares F. Salloum     30,647,055     99.69%   93,873       0.31%

2. Appointment of Auditors

KPMG LLP, Chartered Accountants, were appointed as auditors of the Corporation, and the directors were authorized to fix their remuneration.

Votes For      Percent      Votes Withheld   Percent
30,353,623   98.74%   387,305      1.26%

3. Acceptance of the Corporation's Approach to Executive Compensation

Shareholders voted on an advisory basis to accept the Corporation's approach to Executive Compensation as described in the "Compensation Discussion and Analysis" section of the Circular, as follows:

Votes For      Percent      Votes Withheld   Percent
29,972,538   97.50%   768,390      2.50%

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. In addition, the Company conducts a significant amount of advanced technology development.

MDA's well-established global customer base is served by more than 4,500 employees operating from 11 offices located in the United States, Canada, and internationally.

The Company's common shares trade under the symbol TSX:MDA.

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SOURCE: MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.

For further information:

Wendy Keyzer
MDA External Relations
(604) 231-2743


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