MDA files Business Acquisition Report

RICHMOND, BC, Jan. 14, 2013 /CNW/ - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. 
("MDA" or the "Company") (TSX: MDA), a provider of essential information 
solutions, announced that it has filed its Business Acquisition Report ("BAR") 
with respect to the acquisition of Space Systems/Loral ("SSL"). The 
transaction closed on November 2, 2012. 
The BAR includes unaudited pro forma consolidated statements of earnings for 
the year ended December 31, 2011 and nine month period ended September 30, 
2012 and an unaudited pro forma consolidated balance sheet as at September 30, 
2012. The BAR also includes the unaudited consolidated financial statements of 
SSL as at September 30, 2012 and for the nine month periods ended September 
30, 2012 and 2011, the audited consolidated financial statements of SSL as at 
and for the year ended December 31, 2011, and the unaudited consolidated 
financial statements of SSL as at December 31, 2010 and for the year ended 
December 31, 2010, prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP. 
The complete report has been filed under MDA's SEDAR profile at 
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 5,000 
employees operating from 18 offices located in the United States, Canada, and 
The Company's common shares trade under the symbol TSX:MDA. 
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Forward-Looking Statements 
Readers of this news release are advised that the above referenced business 
acquisition report contains "forward-looking statements", within the 
definition contained in the applicable Canadian securities legislation, 
concerning the business, operations and financial performance and condition of 
MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. and its subsidiaries (collectively 
"MDA" or the "Company"). Generally, these forward-looking statements can be 
identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "plans", 
"expects" or "does not expect", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", 
"estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates" or "does not anticipate", 
or "believes", or variations of such words and phrases or state that certain 
actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will be 
taken", "occur" or "be achieved". Forward-looking statements are subject to 
known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the 
actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of the Company 
to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such 
forward-looking statements, including but not limited to: risks related to the 
integration of acquisitions; risks related to international operations; 
changes in government priorities, funding levels, contracts and regulations; 
changes in economic and political conditions; risks associated with operating 
satellites and providing satellite services, including satellite construction 
or launch delays, launch failures, in-orbit failures or impaired satellite 
performance; risks associated with satellite manufacturing, including 
competition, cyclicality of MDA's end-user markets, contractual risks, 
creditworthiness of customers, performance of suppliers and management of 
MDA's factory and personnel; risk associated with financial factors such as 
volatility in exchange rates, increases in interest rates, restrictions on 
access to capital, and swings in global financial markets; risks associated 
with domestic and foreign government regulation, including export controls and 
economic sanctions; litigation, as well as those factors discussed in the 
section entitled "Risk Factors" in the Company's most recent Annual 
Information Form and the section entitled "Forward-Looking Statements" in the 
Company's most recent Management's Discussion and Analysis, both as available 
online under the Company's profile at or on the Company's 
website at Although the Company has attempted to 
identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ 
materially from those contained in forward-looking statements, there may be 
other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or 
intended. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be 
accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from 
those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place 
undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The Company does not undertake 
to update any forward-looking statements that are incorporated by reference 
herein, except in accordance with applicable securities laws. 
The Toronto Stock Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved the form or 
content of this release. 
Wendy Keyzer MDA External Relations (604) 231-2743 
SOURCE: MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. 
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