MDA to work with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to help track
illegal discharges of oil
RICHMOND, BC, April 8, 2013 /CNW/ - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.
("MDA" or the "Company") (TSX: MDA), a global communications and information
company, announced today that it has signed a contract valued at US$1.7
million with the U.S. National Fish and Wildlife Foundation ("NFWF"),
headquartered in Washington, DC. NFWF is working to protect delicate
ecological environments by funding a satellite monitoring pilot program
designed to detect illegal discharges of oil from vessels operating in the
U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone ("EEZ") and to reduce the number of those
Over the course of the 18-month program, MDA and NFWF, in consultation with
the U.S. Coast Guard, will coordinate the collection and analysis of
satellite-based ship and oil detection information to help promote
environmental compliance within the U.S. EEZ and to prevent environmental
crimes from recurring.
The monies for the monitoring program originated from community service funds
directed to NFWF pursuant to a sentence issued in the successful prosecution
of an environmental crimes case involving the illegal dumping of oil from
vessels, the bypassing of onboard pollution prevention equipment, and improper
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
MDA's well-established global customer base is served by more than 4,500
employees operating from 11 offices located in the United States, Canada, and
The Company's common shares trade under the symbol TSX:MDA.
Established by Congress in 1984, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
(NFWF) sustains, restores and enhances the nation's fish, wildlife, plants and
habitats. Working with federal, corporate and individual partners, NFWF has
funded more than 4,000 organizations and committed more than $2.1 billion to
conservation projects. Learn more at www.nfwf.org.
Related Websites: www.mdacorporation.com www.nfwf.org
This release contains forward-looking statements and information, which
reflect the current view of MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. ("MDA" or
the "Company") with respect to future events and financial performance. The
forward-looking statements in this regard include statements regarding the
award of a government contract. Any such forward-looking statements are
based on MDA's current expectations, estimates, projections and assumptions in
light of its experience and its perception of historical trends. The factors
and assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements in this release
include contracts with any government agency not being terminated. 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 changes in government
priorities, mandates, policies, funding levels, contracts and regulations;
partial or complete failure of a satellite or related subsystems; failure of
third parties and subcontractors; and failure of systems to meet performance
For additional information with respect to certain of these risks or factors,
plus additional risks or factors, reference should be made to the Company's
continuous disclosure materials filed from time to time with Canadian
securities regulatory authorities, which are available online under the
Company's profile at www.sedar.com or on the Company's website at
The Toronto Stock Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved the form or
content of this release.
Wendy Keyzer MDA External Relations (604) 231-2743 firstname.lastname@example.org
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