Media Advisory - MDA's Fourth Quarter and Year End 2012 results conference call alert

Media Advisory - MDA's Fourth Quarter and Year End 2012 results conference 
call alert 
RICHMOND, B.C., Feb. 14, 2013 /CNW/ - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. 
("MDA" or the "Company") (TSX: MDA), a provider of essential information 
solutions, plans to release its Fourth Quarter and Year End 2012 financial 
results at 5:30p.m. EST (2:30 p.m. PST) on Wednesday, February 27, 2013. 
MDA will host an earnings conference call on February 28, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. 
EST (7:00 a.m. PST), that will feature remarks by Daniel Friedmann, president 
and CEO and Anil Wirasekara, executive vice-president and CFO, followed by a 
Q&A session. 
To participate, please call the conference line approximately five minutes 
prior to the commencement of the call: 
Conference Call Dial-In Numbers:
Toll-Free: 1-888-231-8191
Toronto: 1-647-427-7450 
Instant Replay
Toll-Free: 1-855-859-2056
Toronto: 1-416-849-0833
Pass Code: 72785756 
Replay available: 
February 28, 201310:00 a.m. PST, 1:00 p.m. EST to  March 14, 20138:59 p.m. 
PST, 11:59 p.m. EST 
The conference call will also be Webcast live and then archived 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 17 offices located in the United States, Canada, and 
The Company's common shares trade under the symbol TSX:MDA. 
Related Websites: 
Forward-Looking Statement 
This earnings release and the associated conference call and webcast, which 
includes a business update, full year and fourth quarter and year-end 2012 
results and question and answer session, contain certain forward-looking 
statements and information, which reflect the current view of MacDonald, 
Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (the "Company" or "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", 
"would", "could", "should", "expect", "intend", "estimate", "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 perception of historical 
trends. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, 
many of which are beyond MDA's control and the effects of which can be 
difficult to predict. MDA's actual results of operations could differ 
materially from historical results or current expectations. 
Any such forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and 
uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from 
current expectations. MDA cautions readers that should certain risks or 
uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, 
actual results may vary significantly from those expected. The risks that 
could cause actual results to differ from current expectations include, but 
are not limited to: changes in government policies, priorities, funding 
levels, contracts or regulations; failure of third party subcontractors to 
complete contracts for which the Company is the prime contractor; risks of 
performance on firm fixed price construction contracts; changes in estimates 
of total revenues and costs on contracts; potential for product liability or 
the occurrence of defects in products or systems and resulting loss of revenue 
and harm to the Company's reputation; quality issues and failure of systems to 
meet performance requirements; failure of the Company to manage its 
acquisitions and breaches of contracts and indemnities and related risks on 
divestitures; partial or complete satellite failure; dependence on electronic 
systems and data and system security threats; detrimental reliance on third 
parties for data; dependence on key employees, potential for work stoppages 
and lack of oversight over a U.S. proxy board and management; failure to 
anticipate changes in technology, technical standards and offerings or comply 
with the requisite standards; failure to maintain technological advances and 
market positions; significant competition; potential infringement of the 
intellectual property rights of others through licensed software or otherwise; 
inadequate protection of the Company's intellectual property rights; exposure 
to foreign currency fluctuations; changes in law and economic and political 
conditions; inability of suppliers or subcontractors to effect technology 
transfer; changes in customer security requirements and the resulting 
cancellation of contracts; failure to maintain business alliances; uncertainty 
in financing arrangements; failure of counterparties in financing arrangements 
and financial derivative contracts and potential breach of financial covenants 
in credit agreements and note purchase agreements; wrongful call on letters of 
credit and performance bonds; insufficient insurance against material claims 
or losses; and exposure to fines and/or legal sanctions under anti-corruption 
The risks specific to the operation of MDA's wholly-owned subsidiary Space 
Systems/Loral, LLC ("SSL") that could cause actual results to differ from 
current expectations include, but are not limited to: significant competition 
in the satellite manufacturing market; unanticipated changes in SSL's end-user 
markets; inclusion of satellite performance incentives in many of SSL's 
customer contracts; failure to maintain technological advances that meet its 
customers' changing requirements; potential that SSL's satellites will not be 
successfully developed or manufactured; potential for component failure or 
performance issues on SSL's on-orbit satellites and resulting loss of revenue 
and harm to SSL's reputation; SSL's future operating results are dependent on 
the growth in the businesses of its customers and on its ability to sell to 
new customers; SSL's contracts are subject to adjustments, cost overruns and 
termination; certain of SSL's customers are highly leveraged and may not 
fulfill their contractual payment obligations with SSL; many of SSL's costs 
are fixed and SSL may not be able to cut costs sufficiently to maintain 
profitability in the event of a downturn in its business; the availability 
of facility space and qualified personnel may affect SSL's ability to perform 
its contracts as efficiently as planned; SSL's ability to obtain certain 
satellite construction contracts depends, in part, on its ability to provide 
the customer with financing; reliance on key suppliers to provide certain 
component parts; changes in regulations, telecommunication standards and laws 
due to political and economic instability in the countries in which SSL 
conducts business; reliance on patents and potential infringement of third 
party patents by SSL; and changes in U.S. and foreign laws and regulations, 
including U.S. export control and economic sanction laws, governing SSL's 
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 under the Company's profile on SEDAR, or on the 
Company's website at The forward-looking statements 
and information contained in this earnings release and the associated 
conference call and webcast represent 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. 
Wendy Keyzer MDA External Relations (604) 231-2743 
SOURCE: MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. 
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