MDA enhances its UK Home Information Pack Search Service

    RICHMOND, BC, Feb. 19 /CNW/ - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.
(TSX: MDA), a provider of essential information solutions, announced today
that it has developed an information solution called HIP Search Alert, that
will allow the home buyers solicitor to replace or refresh the search content
they receive in a HIP provided by the seller.
    HIP Search Alert will provide online and telephone support for customers
and prospects receiving a HIP from the sellers solicitor when acting for the
buyer. This managed service will replace the HIP search with an official
search or refresh the personal search, as well as add further diligence
searches, such as environmental searches.
    With the full rollout of HIPs now in place we are now seeing the buyers
solicitors replacing or refreshing the content they receive in a HIP to ensure
that it meets their own diligence needs. MDA's HIP Search Alert product
ensures that the buyers solicitors get the content they require swiftly and
effectively to expedite the sales process.

    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
    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.

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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. 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)

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