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Press release from CNW Group

MDA's First Quarter 2012 results conference call alert and Annual General Meeting

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

MDA's First Quarter 2012 results conference call alert and Annual General Meeting17:00 EDT Tuesday, April 17, 2012RICHMOND, BC, April 17, 2012 /CNW/ - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (TSX:MDA), a provider of essential information solutions, plans to release its First Quarter 2012 financial results at 4:30 p.m. EDT (1:30 p.m. PDT) on Tuesday, May 1, 2012.Daniel Friedmann, president and CEO, and Anil Wiresekara, executive vice president and CFO, will host an earnings conference call that day, reviewing the First Quarter results, followed by a question and answer session. The call is scheduled to begin promptly at 5:30 p.m. EDT (2:30 p.m. PDT).To participate in the conference call, please call the conference line approximately five minutes prior to the commencement of the call.Conference Call Dial-In Numbers:US/Canada: 1-888-231-8191International: 1-647-427-7450Instant ReplayToll Free: 1-855-859-2056Toronto: 1-416-849-0833Pass Code: 64484090Replay available: May 1, 2012 5:00 p.m. PDT, 8:00 p.m. EDT to May 15, 2012 8:59 p.m. PDT, 11:59 p.m. EDTThe conference call will also be Webcast live and then archived at:http://www.mdacorporation.com/corporate/investor/events.cfmMDA will also be holding its Annual General Meeting at 1:30 p.m. PDT on May 1, 2012 at its Corporate Head Office, 13800 Commerce Parkway, Richmond, B.C.Agenda for May 1, 2012:1:30 p.m. PDT First Quarter 2012 financial results released1:30 - 1:50 p.m. PDT Annual General Meeting (no participation via conference call)2:30 - 3:30 p.m. PDT First Quarter 2012 financial results conference call and webcastAbout 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 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.- ### -Related Websites:www.mdacorporation.comForward-Looking Statements This First Quarter 2012 financial review alert, associated conference call and webcast presentation and 2012 Annual General Meeting information release contains certain forward-looking statements and information, which reflect the current view of MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. ("MDA") with respect to future events and financial performance. Forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "may", "will", "expect", "intend", "anticipate", "plan", "foresee", "believe" or "continue" or the negatives of such terms or variations of them or similar terminology. Any such forward-looking statements are based on MDA's current expectations, estimates, projections and assumptions made in light of its experience and its perception of historical trends. 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. You are referred to the risk factors described in MDA's most recent annual Management's Discussion and Analysis, Annual Information Form and other documents on file with the Canadian securities regulatory authorities, available online at www.sedar.com or www.mdacorporation.com. The forward-looking statements and information contained in this release represents MDA's views only as of today's date. MDA disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, other than as required by law, rule or regulation. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.The Toronto Stock Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved the form or content of this release. For further information: Wendy Keyzer MDA External Relations (604) 231-2743 wendy@mdacorporation.com