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MDA to provide property claims information solution to a Top 5 Homeowners Insurance Underwriter

October 22, 2010

Richmond, B.C. - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (TSX: MDA), a provider of essential information solutions, announced today that its U.S. subsidiary Marshall & Swift / Boeckh (MSB) has signed a contract with a Top 5 homeowners insurance underwriter in the U.S. MSB will provide information that will ultimately be used throughout the customer’s homeowners and commercial claims settlement process to more reliably estimate property claims settlements. Roll-out of the solution will begin immediately and may eventually include their other subsidiary companies and support organizations.

Salil Donde, CEO of MSB, added, ‘MSB already supports more than 30,000 users in both the private and public sector in estimating claims and repair costs. Our unique, localized building cost data collection and validation process enables us to provide highly accurate and consistent property claims and repair estimating solutions. We are very pleased that this customer is re-enforcing the emerging industry trend to use the same cost base for both its Underwriting and Claims business.’

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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.

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

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Wendy Keyzer

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