ViaSat Litigation Update

RICHMOND, BC, Aug. 11, 2014 /CNW/ - MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. 
("MDA" or the "Company") (TSX:MDA), a global communications and information 
company, today announced that in an order issued August 8, 2014, the federal 
court hearing ViaSat Communications, Inc.'s (ViaSat) lawsuit against Space 
Systems/Loral, LLC (SSL) vacated all damages the jury awarded to ViaSat, 
finding that the jury award was a "miscarriage of justice." The Court ordered 
a new trial on damages. 
The Court deferred any ruling on ViaSat's motion for a permanent injunction, 
which seeks to bar SSL from manufacturing satellites which are significantly 
similar to Jupiter-1 with respect to the three patented technologies at issue 
in the case, scheduling argument on that motion for August 26, 2014. 
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, primarily in the Communications sector and the Surveillance and 
Intelligence sector. In addition, the Company conducts a significant amount of 
advanced technology development. 
MDA's established global customer base is served by more than 4,800 employees 
operating from 11 locations in the United States, Canada, and internationally. 
The Company's common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the 
symbol "MDA." 
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Forward-Looking Statements 
This news release contains forward-looking statements and information, which 
reflect the current view of MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. and its 
subsidiaries (collectively "MDA" or the "Company") with respect to future 
events and financial performance. The forward-looking statements in this 
regard include statements regarding on-going litigation proceedings. The 
eventual outcome of this dispute may differ materially from the expectations 
expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements as a result of known 
and unknown risks and uncertainties. The factors and assumptions underlying 
the forward-looking statements in this release include any subsequent 
determinations made by the trial judge or at a new trial on damages, including 
any injunctions or any determinations made on any appeal which, if taken, 
could be contrary to the verdict of the jury, and may include an award of 
damages and that a jury may find any infringement willful and award enhanced 
damages and whether contracts will be awarded to SSL for satellites. 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. 
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 or on the Company's website at 
The Toronto Stock Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved the form or 
content of this release.

SOURCE  MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. 
Wendy Keyzer MDA External Relations (604) 231-2743 
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